Describe how you could measure the value of the ecosystem services to the production of the commodity.Explain why the Lyme disease system shows the dilution effect relationship.

QUESTION 1
Consider the case of a commodity (e.g. fish, timber) needing ecosystem services
A. Identify two ways that this commodity depends on ecosystem services? That is, what do you need from the environment or an intact ecosystem to produce this good?

B. Describe how you could measure the value of the ecosystem services to the production of the commodity.

QUESTION 2

How might you measure the value of ecosystem services such as flood control or pollination?

QUESTION 3
1. Suppose you are in charge of reducing flooding in a local area. Suggest two changes you could make that would reduce flooding in a local area and explain how each works to reduce floods.
QUESTION 4
1. Lyme disease in northeastern forests shows an especially strong dilution effect.
A. Explain why the Lyme disease system shows the dilution effect relationship.
B. Suppose you are working on a project to re-introduce a small mammal to a forest from which it had gone locally extinct. This small mammal invests a lot of energy in a strong immune system. What effect do you predict that this mammal will have on local Lyme disease risk, and why?

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