EPA Science Inventory

Tampa Bay Ecosystem Services Demonstration Pilot Phase 2 web site

Citation:

Harvey, J., M. Russell, AND F. Alvarez. Tampa Bay Ecosystem Services Demonstration Pilot Phase 2 web site. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC, EPA/600/F-13/001, 2013.

Description:

The value of nature's benefits is difficult to consider in environmental decision-making since ecosystem goods and services are usually not well measured or quantified in economic terms. The Tampa Bay Estuary Program, Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Ecosystem Services Research Program (ESRP) and other research partners offer this web site to engage the public and potential new partners in defining a common language and foundation for incorporating the value of, and risk of losing ecosystem services into the decision making process. The web pages show mapped ecosystem services of interest and value to Tampa Bay area residents, and interesting facts about services provided by different ecosystem.

Purpose/Objective:

Public website updated to include alternative future scenario Ecosystem Goods and Services (EGS) production assessments and information presented through a relationship browser. Updated web site includes information to support resource manager use and decisions

URLs/Downloads:

http://www.epa.gov/ged/tbes/index.html

Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT (COMMUNICATION PRODUCT/GENERAL PUBLIC)
Start Date: 07/15/2013
Completion Date: 07/15/2013
Record Last Revised: 09/26/2013
Record Created: 07/15/2013
Record Released: 07/15/2013
OMB Category: Other
Record ID: 257685

Organization:

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

NATIONAL HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS RESEARCH LAB

GULF ECOLOGY DIVISION