Study Design and Synthesis Protocol: The blueprint protocol

Welcome to the Blueprint protocol for ecosystem services studies. The aims of the protocol are twofold: - to act as a thinking tool, at the onset of projects, to help researchers design their studies - to synthesise complex research projects into a common framework. Hence, it is more than a questionnaire: it can serve as a modus operandi protocol for the design of ES studies, but also for standardizing the comparison, evaluation and the synthesis of ES studies, their operationalisation and their impacts.