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Exploration questions: biodiversity and ecosystem services

Grab your notebook or computer and write out your answer to each of the following questions. Then compare your answer to the suggested answer found in the “Answers to exploration  questions for ecosystems services” article. Have fun! Hint: the information needed to answer these questions can be found in the video.
1.     What are the three categories of services that humans receive from healthy, biodiverse ecosystems? Provide an example for each category.
2.     Consider the following statement, “Food, shelter, and energy are all examples of indirect services provided by ecosystems.” Do you agree or disagree with this statement? Explain why in 2-3 sentences.
3.     Are coastal mangrove forests and commercial shrimp farms equal in their economic value to humans? Explain your answer in 2-3 sentences.

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