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    What does it mean to be human?

    In APA-style format, write a 2 page paper with references that:

    1. Describes the details of the topic
    2. Explains why you chose this particular topic
    3. Describe how the topic relates to Biodiversity and Evolution
    4. Details how a changing environment may have had an effect on the organisms studied in your selected topic.

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    What it means to be human:
    All organisms modify their environment, and humans are no exception. Human population continues to increase as well as, the power of technology. These two factors has drastically changed the scope and nature of environmental modifications. Only a few years ago, human-dominated ecosystems brought images of agricultural fields and urban landscapes; now it applies to all the earth. Many ecosystems are dominated directly by humans, and no ecosystem on Earth is free of pervasive human influence.

    Humans have a large presence on the globe. Most aspects of the structure and functioning of Earth's ecosystem cannot be understood without accounting for the dominant influence of humanity. Human alterations to the Earth's system operate through interacting processes. Increasing human population and growth in the resource base used by humanity, is maintained by; agriculture, fishing industry, and international commerce. These entities transform the ...

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    The solution describes the humanity effect on the environment. Discuss how major changes relate to biodiversity and human impact on ecosystems.