Writing Prompt: Ecosystems- Healthy ecosystems are essential for the survival and success of countless species on Earth. Scientists are studying the dynamics of these natural systems to assess the benefits of protecting existing ecosystems or restoring those that have been disrupted by human activities or invasive species. What else can be done to preserve these delicate, critical ecosystems? Include one of the Sub-Topics: Biodiversity, Endangered Species Act, Invasive Species, Ecosystem Services and Management, Fisheries and Fishing Writing Assignment Guidelines/Resources General Writing Assignment Guidelines/Resources Be sure to note the specific requirements for length and sources stated in the specific writing assignment. Required Components for all assignments. Times New Roman font, size 12, double spaced Cover Page - include the following information, centered Title of Assignment Student Name Course Name Essay - follow structure/sample outline explained below References - written on separate page after the essay using APA Format ____________________________________________________________________________________________ In-text Citations/APA Reference Page When quoting or paraphrasing, in-text citations are formatted in the body of your essay as follows: (Author, date). if no author is provided (Title, date). Paraphrase example: Excel High School writing assignments have specific length and source requirements (General Writing Assignment Guidelines/Resources, 2020). Direct quote examples: "Be sure to note the specific requirements for length and sources stated in the specific writing assignment" (General Writing Assignment Guidelines/Resources, 2020). or General Writing Assignment Guidelines/Resources states, "Be sure to note the specific requirements for length and sources stated in the specific writing assignment." References - need to be retrieved from public websites (do not use websites that require usernames/passwords). Wikipedia cannot be listed as one of the sources. Always list the course textbook as a source. Use the following citation generator for help formatting your textbook or outside sources.