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GS104 Grantham Concepts of Ecological Services Hydrologic Cycle Paper

GS104

Grantham University

Question Description

In a 2-3 page paper, using APA-style formatting, define and discuss the concept of ecological services. Then, review the “Ecological Services of Rivers” outlined in Mini Lecture: Water Resources and Water Pollution. From the list, identify two services you believe are the most important and cite at least 3 reasons why. Also, choose two services that you think are most likely to decline due to human influence and cite at least 3 examples of the result of decline of those services.

Final Answer

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Running head: ECOLOGICAL SERVICES

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Ecological services
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ECOLOGICAL SERVICES
The concept of ecological services is the support for a healthy economy through
supporting services such as water and nutrient cycling. The provisioning services in the
ecological services also support the healthy economy where products such as food, fuel, and
fresh water can be obtained. Further still, regulating and cultural services are considered where
regulatory processes such as erosion regulation, climate, water, and air quality are also regulated.
In the cultural services, non-material benefits such as recreation and tourism, cultural heritage
and aesthetics among others are obtained (Fisher, et al., 2009).
From the mini-lecture, the most important service is the supporting ecological service
where water is recycled since all life forms are dependent on water. Through the hydrologic
cycle, freshwater is mostly collected and purified. Still, the freshwater can be collected f...

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