This week, you have learned about our living natural resources (biota), biogeochemical cycles and how our lifestyle choices have disrupted various ecosystem services, like pollination. For this discussion, please share your observations from the Week 6 – Eco Moment (Impact of Bee Losses) Xerces site you explored. Using reliable external sites and/or information presented this week from IPBES, investigate the financial investment we need to make in our pollinators now versus the costs we will have to pay in the coming decades if we fail to do so. Finally, compare pollination to another important ecosystem service of your choice with an emphasis on how declining biodiversity impacts your chosen service.
Be sure to write a detailed main post here, presenting supporting facts and evidence from reliable sources. When responding to your classmates, please add to the discussion with a fact-supported addition, opinion, gentle correction, or example, citing reliable sources.