A short presentation showing an overview of the way stakeholders where identified and weighted at the urban hybrid dune exemplar in Barcelona, forming part of the OPERAs project.
This dataset demonstrates the relevance of accounting for landscape heterogeneity for particular ecosystem services and can be used to study trade-offs among ecosystem services through spatial planning.
While there is increased recognition that biodiversity and ecosystem services can contribute greatly to improve quality of life in cities, their multiple values are usually not fully taken into account in urban policy-making. The values of biodiversity and ecosystem services need to be integrated
Can retrofitting cityscapes with vegetation improve the health and well-being of urban citizens? Can we use green facades to capture renewable energy and drive sustainability? Experts from eight skill networks around the world came together in Berlin in 2015 to cross-examine these questions using
State-and-transition models (STMs) are conceptual models of ecosystem dynamics after disturbances based on alternate state theory (Kachergis et al. 2011). STMs combine the representation of alternate states and the factors that drive the transitions among states with tables of qualitative
Time use study is an innovation of the conventional stated preference techniques, in particular taken from the contingent valuation approach. In this case, the payment vehicle is expressed in labour hours rather than monetary units (use in the classical willingness to pay studies) (Kenter et al.
The concept of ecosystem services has been introduced to help determine the different values of ecosystems. This report provides an introduction to ecosystems and economics: it provides a useful introduction for scholars from other social sciences as well as for biologists/ecologists acting as
Public goods represent a particularly complex category of environmental resources. The increasing importance of the concept of public goods in national and international legal frameworks, particularly relating to questions surrounding the role of private or public actors in providing and
Guidelines for tackling heat island effects of urban open spaces, identifying prior areas of concern and proposing measures to enhance thermal comfort, micro-climate, amenity value and biodiversity in urban regions (with strategically distributed green spaces).
LEFT presents a simple yet effective method for mapping ecological important landscapes beyond protected areas. The method uses existing globally available web-based databases and models to provide an ecological score based on five key ecological features (biodiversity, fragmentation, threat,
Matrix Approaches are a quick and simple way to get an overall spatially-explicit picture of the ES in case study areas. The method is based on the idea of linking tabular spreadsheet data and spatial data together, i.e. joining external datasets to spatial units to create maps. The spreadsheet
REFORM (REstoring rivers FOR effective catchment Management, http://reformrivers.eu/) brought together 26 renowned research institutes and applied partners from15 European countries to generate tools for cost-effective restoration of river ecosystems, and for improved monitoring of the biological
The Ecometrica Platform's "EO Labs" is a cloud based spatial content management system that gives your organisation the capacity to develop multiple content sharing applications. Application managers within your organisation can pull together data sets, areas of interest and
The policy brief summarizes policy messages on bioenergy production in the EU
Ecosystem service valuation is a process that quantifies the economic benefits of nature for inclusion in decision-making at scales from local to global. The EVT seeks to accelerate the adoption of ecosystem service valuation by providing a comprehensive, searchable online database of values for
InVEST is a family of tools to assess how distinct scenarios might lead to different ecosystem services and human well-being related outcomes in particular geographic areas. InVEST enables decision-makers to assess the tradeoffs associated with alternative choices and to identify areas where
SynES is a database that was developed to synthesis site-specific biophysical and socio-economic information on ES. It allows a consistent integration of information by multiple users and from multiple sources. It is a flexible tool that can be used within an individual ES assessment/project or if