SSC Ecology And Environment Sample Paper NCERT Sample Paper-2

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    Ecosystem provides various services. Which of the following is/are supporting services?
    1. Nutrient recycling
    2. Medicinal resources
    3. Carbon sequestration
    Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

    A)  1 only

    B)  1 and 2 only

    C)  2 and 3 only

    D)  1 and 3 only

    Correct Answer: A

    Solution :

    [a] Ecosystem services "that are necessary for the production of all other ecosystem services". These include services such as nutrient recycling, primary production and soil formation. These services make it possible for the ecosystems to provide services such as food supply, flood regulation and water purification. Medicinal resources is part of Provisioning Services (Products obtained from ecosystems). Carbon Sequestration is part of Regulating Services (Benefits obtained from the regulation of ecosystem processes).

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