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?

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    $\begingroup$ You mean Human Ecology, "interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary study of the relationship between humans and their natural, social, and built environments" or maybe Population Ecology, "sub-field of ecology that deals with the dynamics of species populations and how these populations interact with the environment"? Wouldn't Biology SE or Earth Science SE be a better fit for the question? $\endgroup$ – Conifold Dec 31 '18 at 12:38

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