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Management of Regulating Services: Overview

  • Robert J. McInnes
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Regulating services are the ecosystem processes that affect climate, floods, disease, wastes, and water quality. In simple terms, regulating services can be thought to represent the services that “maintain” desired environmental conditions, such as a stable coastline or steady water supply. Cumulatively, these regulating services are essential to moderate climate, environmental hazards, surface and groundwater hydrology, and pests and to purify air, land, and water. Wetlands play a crucial role in providing regulating ecosystem services to human society.


Hazards Climate regulation Water supply Pest control Disease control Pollination 


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  1. 1.RM Wetlands and Environment LtdLittleworth, OxfordshireUK

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