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Complete the following statements to describe the indirect benefits to society of conserving biodiversity. Not all choices will be used.
An indirect benefit of biodiversity is ____________ , as various organisms called ____________ break down dead organic matter and return the nutrients to the soil. This can be ____________ efficient than waste treatment plants.
Biodiversity also helps return ____________ to the environment. Forests and natural ecosystems act as sponges to ____________ release water into the ecosystem, reducing the likelihood of flooding.
Intact ecosystems also help retain soil and prevent ____________ and sedimentation. This is an especially important argument against ____________ . Trees also help regulate ____________ by providing shade and maintaining area rainfall.
Biodiversity also helps maintain ____________ , such as the water, nitrogen, carbon, and phosphorus cycles. Without the function of these cycles, ecosystems can become ____________ .
Biodiversity also helps to boost ____________ , as families enjoy visiting different ecosystems for vacations.
(A) Waste disposal (B) Decomposers (C) More (D) Freshwater... View the full answer