Honors Environmental (Week 15)
Terms in this set (12)
What are ecosystem services?
Benefits people obtain from ecosystems
What are the different types/categories of ecosystem services
provisioning, regulating, cultural and supporting
What types of ecosystem services directly affect people
provisioning, regulating and cultual services
What are provisioning services?
Products obtained FROM ecosystems like food, fuel, fiber, medicines, fresh water (also supporting services), medicines etc...
What are regulating services?
Benefits obtained from the REGULATION of ecosystem processes
What are some examples of regulating services?
Air quality, climate, erosion, disease, and pest regulation. Pollination. Natural hazard regulation Water regulation (runoff, flooding etc) erosion regulation, water purification and treatment,
What are cultural services?
NON MATERIAL benefits people obtain from ecosystems through spiritual enrichmren, cognitive development, reflection, recreation, aesthetic experiences
What some examples of cultural serivces?
Cultural diversity, spiritual and religious value, knowledges systems, educational values, inspiration, aesthetic values, social relations...
What are supporting services?
those that are NECESSARY FOR PRODUCTION OF ALL OTHER ECOSYSTEM SERVCES. Their impacts are often indirect/ occur over a long period of time
What are some examples of supporting services?
soil formation, photosynthesis, primary production, nutrient cycling, water cycling
any processes that ecosystems do that we as humans derive value from
When we lose wetlands
we lose ecosystem serivces