Ecological Services

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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.

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Ecological Services
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ECOLOGICAL SERVICES

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Ecological services are beneficial natural processes which arise from healthy ecosystems
services such as purification of water and air, mitigation of droughts and floods, decomposition
and detoxification of wastes, pollination of natural vegetation and crops, and maintenance of
biodiversity environment (Costanza et al, 2014). Ecological services also arise from climate
stability, translocation of nutrients, control of agricultural pests, moderation winds force and
extreme temperatures, protection of harmful sunlight ultraviolet rays, providing intellectual
stimulation and aesthetic beauty, and generation of natural vegetation and renewal of soil.
In other terms, ecological services are services which are provided by the natural world to
help human beings, animals, aquatic animals, and other living things to ...


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