Natural & Human Disturbances that Affect an Ecosystem

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Which of the following would not cause a disturbance in an ecosystem?

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1. What is an ecosystem?

2. What do we call it when the elements of an ecosystem exist in stability?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Check your knowledge of the different variations of ecosystems in this worksheet and quiz combo. These assets can also be used to help you examine characteristics of these ecosystems.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These tools are great for helping you review:

  • Natural disturbances to an ecosystem
  • When elements in an ecosystem are stable
  • Examples of a human disturbance to an ecosystem
  • Definition of ecosystem

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained about the different types of ecosystems
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw important details from the related lesson on disturbances to ecosystems
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to review examples of human disturbances to ecosystems

Additional Learning

You can learn more about disturbances to ecosystems by looking at the lesson Natural & Human Disturbances that Affect an Ecosystem. This lesson will help you:

  • Compare and contrast unbalanced and balanced ecosystems
  • Identify examples of natural disturbances
  • Review what human disturbances are
  • Determine what the effects are of natural and human disturbances
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