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School
McMaster University
Department
Life Sciences
Course
LIFESCI 2H03
Professor
Luc Bernier
Semester
Winter

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thApril 4 2013 Life Sci 2H03 Environmental Life Sciences Ecosystem RestorationDistribution of Human Impact Across Terrestrial Ecosystems of the Earthlarge proportions of the global land surface are significantly impacted by human activitiesfunction of the distribution of the population83 of the land surface impacted to some degreewherever the most people are concentrated is where the impacts are the most severeDistribution of Human Impact Across Terrestrial Ecosystems of the Earthtypes of activities taken placeconversion of forested area for crop productionareas that are densely populated in costal areas of India and Chinaconversion of land for crop production in Northern America and spaces for livestockdense urban settlements and conversion of land for crop production What is Ecological Restorationprocess of assisting the recovery of damaged degraded or destroyed ecosystemsrestoration some sort of environmental repairmany other commonly used terms for it rehabilitation reclamation remediation revegetation etccoastal areas are more inhabitedmany wetlands have been destroyed or shrunk in size
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