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Tampa Bay Ecosystem Services Demonstration Pilot Phase 2 web site
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.
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
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.
Record Details:Record Type: DOCUMENT (COMMUNICATION PRODUCT/GENERAL PUBLIC)
Organization:U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
NATIONAL HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS RESEARCH LABORATORY
GULF ECOLOGY DIVISION