ECOLOGY IN ITS SIMPLEST FORM
Ecology studies the links between species and the niche of that species and how it co-exists with other species. We humans are a species and now we really need to be aware of our own niche, in this diverse and complicated world.
Every organism, however big or small relies upon its surroundings to survive and has purpose. Human beings are the same. Water Vole’s are an example: with reason. On the surface of its existence, this small mammal, appears to do little, other than eat plants.
Delve deeper, it is an instance of both good and bad environmental concern. And for those who are not interested in wildlife; maybe you could draw a breath and read this.
https://www.mammal.org.uk/species-hub/full-species-hub/discover-mammals/species-water-vole/ [Accessed 06.01.2020]
Whilst the Water Vole is becoming a conservation story of some success, and natures ability to restore itself with help. It remains an endangered species, vaste amounts of work by various organisations has been required just to stabilze its numbers (who will help the human race, is left to question)
Try this to read, it is simplistic far better than could be described as how humans affect nature and how a tipping point may occur. Where the freshold turns to a threshold.
Resilience Thinking: NO MORE THAN 148 PAGES.But bringing as the authors hoped simpification of what exists and what is ahead if we do not put the environment first.
Resilience thinking. Walker,b. Salt, D. (2006) Island Press, Washington