Empirical validation of the InVEST water yield ecosystem service model at a national scale.

@article{Redhead2016EmpiricalVO,
  title={Empirical validation of the InVEST water yield ecosystem service model at a national scale.},
  author={J Redhead and Charlie J Stratford and Katrina Sharps and Laurence H. Jones and Guy Ziv and Derek Clarke and Tom H. Oliver and J M Bullock},
  journal={The Science of the total environment},
  year={2016},
  volume={569-570},
  pages={1418-1426}
}
A variety of tools have emerged with the goal of mapping the current delivery of ecosystem services and quantifying the impact of environmental changes. An important and often overlooked question is how accurate the outputs of these models are in relation to empirical observations. In this paper we validate a hydrological ecosystem service model (InVEST Water Yield Model) using widely available data. We modelled annual water yield in 22 UK catchments with widely varying land cover, population… CONTINUE READING