I will be conducting a computer simulation called “Rabbits and Wolves”. In this experiment I will be interaction with a simple forest ecosystem model that will simply take into account three organisms: rabbits, wolves, and grass.
As defined by “Environmental Science- 14th Edition”, an ecosystem is “a set of organisms within a defined area or volume that interact with one another and with their environment of nonliving matter and energy.” I will be using the computer simulation to alter the interactions of the organisms in the ecosystem to see what changes occur.
Based on mathematical formulas and probability of certain events occurring, the model predicts the changes in the populations of the three …show more content…
If this simulation were to apply to the real world there would be a great deal more variables to consider. Weather patterns would have to be taken into account, mating seasons, health issues independent of predation, human interaction with the simulation, and these are just to name a few. Indeed, humans could be added to the simulation and would, frankly, ruin the simulation. Humans would hunt both the wolves and the rabbits to extinction, and would result in a number of futile simulations. This is why the computer model is an excellent tool for science, with it we can predict the ways in which the