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How do humans depend on ecosystems for their health and well-being?

Topic

Impacts of Ecosystems on Human Health and Well-being

Framing Question

How do humans depend on ecosystems for their health and well-being?

Learning Objectives

  • Pick a human health issue and construct an argument tying it to the environment (e.g., water-borne disease, food poisoning, air quality, dioxin, UV radiation).
  • Evaluate the claims in a recent paper about the relationship between biodiversity and human disease risk.
  • Create a sustainability plan for a managed ecosystem (e.g., agro-ecosystems, forests, urban park).

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