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Unformatted text preview: lost Important for human environments - shading of houses, shading and evaporative cooling of outdoor spaces Provide informational on environmental and human-induced change The driving force of evolution Provide a habitat for a multitude of animals Are a source of materials Plastics from fossil fuels Source of fuel and energy Medicines and poisons Provide the ingredients for perfumes, lotions, oils, etc Used for religious purposes Aesthetic value and jewelry Model organisms Used for research and as sources of genetic information Many basic processes can be studied in plants rather than, or in addition to, animals Study Guide Ecosystems and the cycling of energy, materials, and nutrients between producers and consumers Be able to recognize the principal roles of plants for the biosphere and human civilization...
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This note was uploaded on 07/06/2009 for the course EBIO 1210 taught by Professor Demmig-adam during the Fall '07 term at Colorado.
- Fall '07