Environmental Science for AP* (2nd Edition)

Published by W. H. Freeman
ISBN 10: 1464108684
ISBN 13: 978-1-46410-868-6

Chapter 1 - Module 1 - Environmental Science - AP Review Questions - Page 6: 3


c. they include no human components

Work Step by Step

Ecosystems are heavily influenced by the configuration and functioning of human activities. These influences are called anthropogenic influences. Humans have both a positive and negative impact on the environment around them. For example, humans have a positive impact when they help in preservation efforts. On the other hand, humans can also cause habitat loss through their actions when global warming or deforestation occurs.
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