EPA Science Inventory

Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Community Sustainability Study Focuses on Tying the Science of Ecosystem Services and Human Health Directly to Community Decision Making

Citation:

Fulford, R. Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Community Sustainability Study Focuses on Tying the Science of Ecosystem Services and Human Health Directly to Community Decision Making. US EPA Office of Research and Development, Washington, DC, 2014.

Description:

The Community-based Sustainability Research Program in EPA’s Office of Research and Development is studying how the availability of ecosystem goods and services (EGS) is impacted by community decision making and how this relationship alters human wellbeing. We also seek ‘common ground’ across communities that may aid EPA’s Office of Research and Development in providing decision support to the most communities possible. This research is a part of a larger national effort to provide practical, scientifically sound, and consistent advice to community decision makers as a primary driver of future sustainability.

Purpose/Objective:

Fact Sheet: Scientists are partnering with community stakeholders to explore how local decisions affect human and environmental health and are using this information to develop useful measures of sustainability.

URLs/Downloads:

GMECCS FACT SHEET_070914_.PDF   (PDF,NA pp, 606.941 KB,  about PDF)

Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT (COMMUNICATION PRODUCT/EXTERNAL FACT SHEET)
Start Date: 07/30/2014
Completion Date: 07/30/2014
Record Last Revised: 08/13/2014
Record Created: 07/30/2014
Record Released: 07/30/2014
OMB Category: Other
Record ID: 282498

Organization:

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

NATIONAL HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS RESEARCH LAB

GULF ECOLOGY DIVISION