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Uni Stu 13B

FINAL-Important Terms

Name some decomposers. long-horned beetles, bark beetle, woodpecker, carpenter ant, termite, dry rot fungus, and mushrooms.
Cultural services non-material benefits obtained from organisms and ecosystems (both anthropogenic and non-anthropogenic)
Ecosystem services benefits we obtain from wild plants, animals, fungi and micro-organisms
Provisioning services any type of benefit to people that can be extracted from nature - food resources, genetic resources, natural products
Serial depletion the discovery of large populations of target species, the development of intensive hunting leading to extermination or depletion
Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972 doesn't permit species populations to dip below sustainable population level
Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Flora and Fauna (CITES) ensure that trade will not cause the extinction of plant or animal species
Commercial extinction A commercially extinct species is no longer economically feasible to harvest
Maximum Sustainable Yield (MSY) idea that for a given amount of effort the catch is at a maximum and fishing beyond this point is unsustainable - not true
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