Modeling Terrestrial Ecosystem Services

Erik Nelson, Nirmal Bhagabati, Driss Ennaanay, Eric Lonsdorf, Derric Pennington, Manu Sharma

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Terrestrial ecosystem services are ecological processes generated on the land and in fresh water that create value for one or more people. Given that ecosystem services create value for people, society might realize a net benefit from better management of their provision. In order to make this determination we need methods for accurately modeling and mapping service provision and value across a landscape. Here we discuss and investigate some of these modeling and mapping approaches.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Biodiversity
Subtitle of host publicationSecond Edition
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9780123847195
ISBN (Print)9780123847201
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013

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  • Benefits transfer
  • Cultural/spiritual ecosystem services
  • Ecological processes
  • Ecological production functions
  • Ecosystem service modeling
  • Ecosystem service supply
  • Ecosystem service value
  • Land management
  • Land use/land cover pattern (LULC)
  • Net social benefit
  • Optimal land use in the landscape
  • Provisioning ecosystem services
  • Public goods
  • Regulating ecosystem services
  • Supporting ecosystem services


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