Resource management, biodiversity, and the sustainability of human populations.
a. The scientist sets hydroelectric energy as a sustainable energy source for the simulated human population. What are two factors in the ecosystem or human population that the scientist could change to make this energy source unsustainable? (2 points)
b. The scientist increases the rate at which the simulated human population consumes hydroelectric energy. How would this increase affect management of the hydroelectric resource and the biodiversity in the area above the hydroelectric dam? (2 points)
c. The scientist switches the source of energy for the simulated human population from hydroelectric to natural gas. How could this change affect pollution in the area and biodiversity in the river ecosystem associated with the dam? (3 points)