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Media Advisory 10-005

NSF Forum to Address "Ecosystem Services" in a Changing World

Results from Long-Term Ecological Research show importance of resources and processes supplied by ecosystems

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Photo of a forest covered in mist.

Earth's clean air depends in large part on processes in forests.

Credit: Tom Iraci, Oregon State University


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Photo of a stream flowing through a forest.

Forests play an important role in providing abundant clean water.

Credit: Al Levno


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Photo of an old-growth forest.

Old-growth forests are reservoirs of huge amounts of carbon above and below ground.

Credit: Tom Iraci, Oregon State University


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Photo of people walking through a forest.

Recreation is becoming increasingly important as an ecosystem service.

Credit: Gabriel Shea


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Photo of a wildfire.

Wildfires have doubled in Alaska in recent decades, affecting indigenous communities.

Credit: La'Ona DeWilde


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