South Carolina is home to an astonishing array of bat species. As silent guardians of the night, they play a pivotal role in maintaining the balance of ecosystems and providing a natural pest control service across the Palmetto State. Unfortunately, these animals face major ecological threats, most notably a deadly fungus that is decimating their populations. However, a glimmer of hope comes from organizations and everyday people trying to save these vital species.
- 7-LS2-4 Construct an argument supported by empirical evidence that changes to physical or biological components of an ecosystem affect populations.
- B-LS2-1. Use mathematical and/or computational representations to support explanations of biotic and abiotic factors that affect carrying capacity of ecosystems at different scales.
- B-LS2-2. Use mathematical representations to support and revise explanations based on evidence about factors affecting biodiversity and populations in ecosystems of different scales.