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Raw Materials

Biomass used by species for any purpose other than food.


Provisioning Functions

How do raw materials contribute to ecosystem service provision?

Many bird species require raw materials such as sticks, flowers, plant fibres and mossy plants for nest construction.


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Table 1 below presents the relative magnitude raw materials contribute to different ecosystem services (relative to other ecosystem functions) in SEQ.



What is the temporal and geographic scale raw materials operate at and services are delivered?


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The map to the right shows areas where the function raw materials is expected to occur across SEQ. Data sets supporting the map can be found in the Quick Index. By clicking on the link below the map it will provide a more detailed view.


How do we know if we are degrading, maintaining or improving raw materials in SEQ?


Hermit crabs utilise the cast-off shells of gastropods for protection, each crab will discard the older shell and search for larger shells as it grows.

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How do we manage this ecosystem function in SEQ?


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