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May 2015 - Ecosystem Services
“The tangible benefits derived from natural systems” is one of many ways to describe ecosystem services. A variety of these services are evident –lakes and rivers provide drinking water, timber is vital to building and decorating our homes, we rely on medicines derived from plants. Other ecosystem services are less obvious, such as pollination, erosion control, well-being derived from connecting with the natural world. Some are just as vital but less visible and comprehensible, such as nutrient cycling and carbon sequestration. This month we feature a scientist, research, a product and partnership related to ecosystem services.