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Ecosystem Function

  • Jere A. Boudell
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Abstract

Ecosystem functions are the many processes conducted by ecosystems. The term, “ecosystem function,” can also refer to the individual components involved in various ecosystem processes such as soil, water, and organisms. Ecosystem functions vary throughout the landscape and through time.

Keywords

Ecosystem Services Process 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of BiologyClayton State UniversityMorrowUSA

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