Report 514
Further development of a spatial framework for mapping ecosystem services
(April 2014)
Medcalf, K., Small, N., Finch, C., Williams, J., Blair, T., Haines-Young, R., Potschin, M. & Parker, J.
The outputs from this study will support JNCC in its goal of embedding the ecosystem services framework in decision making.
 

Introduction

 

The ecosystem services approach is a key element of planning for sustainable development. Phase one of this project ‘Spatial framework for assessing evidence needs for operational ecosystem approaches’ identified habitat attributes which influence ecosystem services. Phase two continued on from this work to help design and monitor management strategies. The output of this project aims to support JNCC in its goal of embedding the ecosystem services framework in decision making.

 

This report is accompanied by five briefing papers, a User Manual and a Microsoft Access database ‘Ecosystems Spatial Framework Database’ associated with this report.

 

The database takes into account the main factors and the logical steps that need to be followed to facilitate and inform mapping of ecosystem services.

     
 
ISSN 0963 8901
 
Please cite as: Medcalf, K., Small, N., Finch, C., Williams, J., Blair, T., Haines-Young, R., Potschin, M. & Parker, J., (April 2014), Further development of a spatial framework for mapping ecosystem services, JNCC Report 514, ISSN 0963 8901