A blueprint for mapping and modelling ecosystem services

  title={A blueprint for mapping and modelling ecosystem services},
  author={Neville D. Crossman and Benjamin Burkhard and Stoyan Nedkov and Louise Willemen and Katalin Petz and Ignacio Palomo and Evangelia G. Drakou and Berta Martı́n-Lopez and Timon McPhearson and Kremena Boyanova and Rob Alkemade and Benis N. Egoh and Martha Bonnet Dunbar and Joachim Maes},
The inconsistency in methods to quantify and map ecosystem services challenges the development of robust values of ecosystem services in national accounts and broader policy and natural resource management decision-making. In this paper we develop and test a blueprint to give guidance on modelling and mapping ecosystem services. The primary purpose of this blueprint is to provide a template and checklist of information needed for those beginning an ecosystem service modelling and mapping study… CONTINUE READING