Ecosystems and the Law of Unintended Consequences
Lecture no. 58 from the course: The Joy of Science
Taught by Professor Robert M. Hazen | 28 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Science Course
Species always occur as part of an ecosystem—an interdependent community of species and its physical environment. The law of unintended consequences states that any change in one part of a complex system may affect other parts of the system, often in unpredictable ways. How can we improve our understanding of our impact on ecosystems?