Ecological Services

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GS 104

Ecological Services

GS104 Environmental Science

Ecological Services 1


Ecological services are a way that we are able to provide a better service for humans and animals alike. If we are able to continue to do work on this we will be helping the environment thrive.   The environment is one of the most important things in our lives that we need to be taking care of.

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The ecological functions of healthy ecosystems, which serve all living organisms through purification of air and water, maintenance of biodiversity, decomposition of wastes, soil and vegetation generation and renewal, pollination of crops and natural vegetation, groundwater recharge through wetlands, seed dispersal, greenhouse gas mitigation, and aesthetically pleasing landscapes is referred to as Ecological Services.

This concept of Ecological services focuses on how we are using the environment to provide a better service for us and to also help the environment. There are several different types of Ecological services that we can discuss that provide different services for animals and humans alike.

Two types of ecological services provided by rivers are the maintenance of biodiversity and groundwater recharge through wetlands.

The word biodiversity beautifully and succinctly captures a fundamental idea: life on earth is extraordinarily diverse and complex. Rivers maintain biodiversity by providing different habitats for different species that inhabit them which enriches species and process diversities within a given ecosystem.

Ecological Services 2

Rivers maintain biodiversity through ensuring that organismal diversity, ecological diversity, and Genetic diversity are kept at high levels. This...