Human Impact on Local Ecosystems

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Deconstruction of Habitats

Barrington, R. (Producer).(2000). Why is there a crisis? [Television Series]. BBC

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Welcome to the research guide for Human Impact on Local Ecosystems. This guide has been created to assist Year 10 students researching the biotic and abiotic health of Lake Claremont and the possible impact human activity may have on its delicate ecosystem. Students are to discuss the potential impacts of one particular global issue on Lake Claremont from the list below:

  • Habitat Destruction
  • Air Pollution
  • Water Pollution
  • Land Pollution
  • Introduced Species


Department of Environment

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Abiotic Factors

 TWIG. (n.d.). Abiotic factors in ecosystems [Video file]. Retrieved from


Symbiosis: Mutualism

 TWIG. (n.d.). Symbiosis mutualilsm [Video file]. Retrieved from


Symbiosis: Parasitism

 TWIG. (n.d.). Symbiosis: Parasitism [Video file]. Retrieved from

Ecosystem Ecology

Anderson, P. (2015, September 14). 007 Ecosystem ecology [Video File]. Bozeman Science

Energy Flow in Ecosystems

Anderson, P. (2015, September 17). 008 Energy flow in ecosystems [Video File]. Bozeman Science

Global Climate Change

Anderson, P. (2016, February 1). 034 Global climate change [Video File]. Bozeman Science

Loss of Biodiversity

Anderson, P. (2016, February 8). 035 Loss of biodiversity [Video File]. Bozeman Science

Overfishing, the Blue fin tuna example (from "The End of the Line")

Murray, R. (Producer). (2009). Overfishing, the Blue Fin tuna example (from "End of the Line") [Motion Picture]. UK:Arcane Pictures

Using iMovie

Dornan, S. (2016, May 9). Alternative forms of assessment. Retrieved from

Here is a brief overview of some of the videos my students have made as an alternative to the traditional essay writing.

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