Ecosystem condition

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The condition or quality of an ecosystem is measured with the aid of a set of ecological key indicators, which relate to both the system’s ecological condition and its capacity to supply ecosystem services. For arable land, for example, the amount of available carbon is relevant, as this affects the production of food and food crops, while for forests biodiversity and tree age may be relevant for various other services.