Developing a spatial framework for analysing ecosystem
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:
1) JNCC report 469:
Spatial framework for assessing evidence needs for operational
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.