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NREM 5660: Ecosystem Services

(Dual-listed with ENSCI 4660/ NREM 4660). (Cross-listed with ENSCI 5660).
Credits: 3. Contact Hours: Lecture 2, Discussion 1.

Ecosystem services are the societal benefits provided by natural and managed ecosystems. Benefits such as provision of food, purification of air and water, and regulation of climate are essential to human survival and prosperity, but rely upon maintenance of healthy ecosystems. This course will cover the science, policy, and practice of ecosystem services assessment and management, with a special focus on biodiversity, water quality, food production, and climate. Offered odd-numbered years. (Typically Offered: Spring)