Unformatted text preview: that they consume. The insect population is thus removed; small fish no longer have a food supply. The small fish will die out, and as a result, bigger fish will have no small fish on which to prey. When one crucial part of the system- regardless of it’s size or seeming insignificance- is tampered with, all latter parts of the system must suffer, because each part relies on the preceding part of the system to occur naturally. Similarly, if a new element were to be introduced into the system, such as a new species of fish, an equal amount of damage could occur. Perhaps the new fish consume the same insects as the preexisting fish consumed. The system would again be disrupted. Therefore any new steps or steps removed in the system will cause the system to collapse....
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This note was uploaded on 10/13/2011 for the course SOCIOLOGY 110 taught by Professor Zussman during the Fall '08 term at UMass (Amherst).
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