I am curious in the lack of scientific field/perceived research of ecosystems and their developments, or maybe I never encountered it. Is there any such field, investigating ecosystems "start" to end and what's it's name? I am fairly familiar with Social Sciences and Behavioural studies also about mass phenomena, but I am interested in the dynamics of population growth, resource sharing, resource consumption and such for an ecosystem start to end. Learning about Behavioral sink awoke my interest again, to be specific.
I know this might be a horrific thing to model, given the uncertainties, but I find it strange that I am not aware of a specific field of study, as this should be one of the major question relevant to humanity, given a planet with finite resources? And if this is a separate field of study, are there seminal/review papers to get started?