Sample Environmental studies and Forestry Discussion Essay Assignment on ENVS 1301-01 Introduction to Environmental Sciences LJ WK3

The Ecological Society of America http://www.esa.org/esa/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/ecosystemservices.pdf Costanza, R., et. al. (1997). https://my.uopeople.edu/pluginfile.php/1590366/mod_assign/intro/Unit%203%20LJ%20The%20value%20of%20nature.pdf The value of the world\’s ecosystem services and natural capital. Nature, 387, 253-260. The United Nations: http://www.millenniumassessment.org/documents/document.356.aspx.pdf The Millennium Ecosystem Assessment & Humans Of the different kinds of ecosystem services you learned about, discuss two that are important in your local area, village, forests and/or nation. How are these services endangered and what economic costs to society do you foresee with their loss? For example, when people built homes and buildings over wetlands in Florida, then the wetlands were destroyed. Normally, wetlands are important to help control flooding, and without them, there were more floods and water damage in cities, which caused a lot of economic costs to the citizens. So, now Florida is trying to restore many lost wetlands in order to have the ecosystem service of flood control returned. What is one action that people could take to help protect these services? One or two sentences or your own personal reflection on something you learned this week.

The Ecological Society of America http://www.esa.org/esa/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/ecosystemservices.pdf Costanza, R., et. al. (1997). https://my.uopeople.edu/pluginfile.php/1590366/mod_assign/intro/Unit%203%20LJ%20The%20value%20of%20nature.pdf The value of the world\’s ecosystem services and natural capital. Nature, 387, 253-260. The United Nations: http://www.millenniumassessment.org/documents/document.356.aspx.pdf The Millennium Ecosystem Assessment & Humans Of the different kinds of ecosystem services you learned about, discuss two that are important in your local area, village, forests and/or nation. How are these services endangered and what economic costs to society do you foresee with their loss? For example, when people built homes and buildings over wetlands in Florida, then the wetlands were destroyed. Normally, wetlands are important to help control flooding, and without them, there were more floods and water damage in cities, which caused a lot of economic costs to the citizens. So, now Florida is trying to restore many lost wetlands in order to have the ecosystem service of flood control returned. What is one action that people could take to help protect these services? One or two sentences or your own personal reflection on something you learned this week.