How the environment provides resources for humans.
Ecosystem services are broken down into four different services. See below:
Supporting Services: Soil Formation
Source: flickr by Soil-Science.info
Enviromental services are what sustain human life. Humans do take all the earth gives for granted.
Ecosystem services have been known and studied for years. The greek philosopher Plato knew about how deforistation would affect the soil, whoch would lead to erosion leading to springs dying.
Examples: -Climate Regulation
-Materials to build buildings
-Filteration of water
Regular river and ground water levels
-Breakdown of waste.
Title: United States Department of Agriculture Forest Services: More About Ecosystem Services
Ecosystem Services- Wikipedia
: Ecosystem Services Project
CES- Ecosystem Services Fact Sheet
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