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Biodiversity Services and Bioenergy Landscapes
MSU Extension Service
Michigan State University
Extension Publications E3164

How can agriculture produce bioenergy, feed a growing world population and do so in a sustainable way? A key part of the answer may be an increased focus on the full set of ecosystem services that agricultural landscapes provide. This free, 12-page bulletin introduces the concepts of the term landscape and ecosystem services as they relate to agricultural production for food and bioenergy products. New in 2012.

by Benjamin P. Werling, Dennis Pennington and Douglas A. Landis

This publication is available from the MSU Extension Bookstore

Exploring the Prairie Fen Wetlands of Michigan
Nestled within wet depressions among the rolling hills of southern Lower Michigan, prairie fen wetlands are one of Michigan’s biological treasures. These globally rare wetlands are dominated by sedges and grasses and provide habitat to hundreds of native plants and animals. In addition to being incredibly rich in biological diversity, prairie fens form the pristine headwaters of many of the region’s rivers and lakes. The streams and lakes that emanate from prairie fens sustain countless species and provide recreational activities cherished by swimmers, boaters and anglers. These wetland communities serve as a rich biological reservoir and form a critical component of the natural landscape of southern Michigan.

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