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Practical application of spatial ecosystem service models to aid decision support
Zulian, Grazia (Joint Research Centre (Italy))
Stange, Erik (Norsk institutt for naturforskning)
Woods, Helen (Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (Great Britain))
Carvalho, Laurence (Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (Great Britain))
Dick, Jan (Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (Great Britain))
Andrews, Christopher (Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (Great Britain))
Baró Porras, Francesc (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals)
Vizcaino, Pilar (Joint Research Centre (Italy))
Barton, David N. (Norsk institutt for naturforskning)
Nowel, Megan (Norsk institutt for naturforskning)
Rusch, Graciela M. (Norsk institutt for naturforskning)
Autunes, Paula (Universidade Nova de Lisboa. Center for Environmental and Sustainability Research)
Fernandes, João (Universidade Nova de Lisboa. Center for Environmental and Sustainability Research)
Ferraz, Diogo (Universidade Nova de Lisboa. Center for Environmental and Sustainability Research)
Ferreira dos Santos, Rui (Universidade Nova de Lisboa. Center for Environmental and Sustainability Research)
Aszalós, Réka (Magyar Tudományos Akadémia)
Arany, Ildikó (Magyar Tudományos Akadémia)
Czúcz, Bálint (Magyar Tudományos Akadémia)
Priess, Joerg A. (Helmholtz Zentrum für Umweltforschung)
Hoyer, Christian (Helmholtz Zentrum für Umweltforschung)
Bürger-Patricio, Gleiciani (Universidade Estadual Paulista. LabTerra)
Lapola, David (Universidade Estadual Paulista. LabTerra)
Mederly, Peter (Univerzita Konštantína Filozofa)
Halabuk, Andrej (Slovenská akadémia vied)
Bezak, Peter (Slovenská akadémia vied)
Kopperoinen, Leena (Suomen ympäristökeskus)
Viinikka, Arto (Suomen ympäristökeskus)

Date: 2018
Abstract: Ecosystem service (ES) spatial modelling is a key component of the integrated assessments designed to support policies and management practices aiming at environmental sustainability. ESTIMAP ("Ecosystem Service Mapping Tool") is a collection of spatially explicit models, originally developed to support policies at a European scale. We based our analysis on 10 case studies, and 3 ES models. Each case study applied at least one model at a local scale. We analyzed the applications with respect to: the adaptation process; the "precision differential" which we define as the variation generated in the model between the degree of spatial variation within the spatial distribution of ES and what the model captures; the stakeholders' opinions on the usefulness of models. We propose a protocol for adapting ESTIMAP to the local conditions. We present the precision differential as a means of assessing how the type of model and level of model adaptation generate variation among model outputs. We then present the opinion of stakeholders; that in general considered the approach useful for stimulating discussion and supporting communication. Major constraints identified were the lack of spatial data with sufficient level of detail, and the level of expertise needed to set up and compute the models.
Note: Número d'acord de subvenció EC/FP7/308428
Note: Unidad de excelencia María de Maeztu MdM-2015-0552
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Language: Anglès.
Document: article ; publishedVersion
Subject: Ecosystem services maps ; Spatial modelling ; Map comparison ; Stakeholders' survey
Published in: Ecosystem services, Vol. 29 (Feb. 2018) , p. 465-480, ISSN 2212-0416

PMID: 29492376
DOI: 10.1016/j.ecoser.2017.11.005


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