Developing a spatial framework for analysing ecosystem services

An important aim of biodiversity surveillance is to use the evidence collected to further understand ecosystem services. Recent work on habitat surveillance using earth observation has facilitated the production of a spatial framework for mapping ecosystem services. This mapping has been explored for use in ecosystem service analysis.


Work was undertaken in two phases:

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1) JNCC report 469: Spatial framework for assessing evidence needs for operational ecosystem approaches.

This report seeks to identify attributes of habitats which are important for, and influence the role of, those habitats in delivering ecosystem services.


2)  JNCC report 514: Further development of a spatial framework for mapping ecosystem services

This report considers ways to design and monitor management strategies, to help to embed the ecosystem services framework in decision making.