Life: The Science of Biology 11th Edition

Published by W. H. Freeman
ISBN 10: 1-31901-016-4
ISBN 13: 978-1-31901-016-4

Chapter 57 - Ecosystems - 57.4 - Nutrient Cycling in Ecosystems Involves Chemical and Biological Transformations - 57.4 Recap - Learning Outcomes - Page 1244: 2


In New Orleans, the installation of oil pipelines and dams has lead to the severe degradation of the river delta, which provided a source of food as well as a home for native cypress trees. Because of the anthropogenic alterations, the river delta is almost completely destroyed and unable to offer humans the ecosystem services that it once had.

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