Arctic region goods and services

  • Created by: Ett
  • Created on: 23-04-15 19:33

The importance of biomes of the Arctic Region

Provisioning services

Products from the ecosystem e.g. food stuffs, timber, etc.

  • Freshwater in ice stores e.g. glaciers
  • Oil e.g. Prudhoe Bay in Alaska
  • Mining in the Arctic (in the past), now abandoned -> protected areas e.g. in Dawson City, Canada
  • Food stuffs for subsistence - caribou, seals
  • Commercial fisheries - cod


Supporting services

Processes e.g. nutrient cycling, soil formation

  • Arctic forests - regulate soil + conserve water
  • Arctic vegetation supports herbivore species e.g. caribou
  • Wetlands provide a summer breeding ground for 250 bird species 


Regulating services



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