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Evolving designer ecosystem sheds light on unintended consequences
Date:9/3/2008

m, a professor in the School of Life Sciences and member of the Global Institute of Sustainability at ASU, sums their study up: "Our findings contribute to answering the more general question of how fundamental ecosystem services those processes of ecosystems that provide a natural resource or regulate properties of the resource, for example change when people make large alterations to streams during the course of urban development. Perhaps our case study will help define how to best design such ecosystems to meet the need to provide multiple services in this case, protection from flooding, recreation, and regulation of nutrient concentrations reaching downstream systems."


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