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EnviroAtlas: A New Geospatial Tool to Foster Ecosystem Services Science and Resource Management
Pickard, B., J. Daniel, M. Mehaffey, AND L. Jackson. EnviroAtlas: A New Geospatial Tool to Foster Ecosystem Services Science and Resource Management. Ecosystem Services. Elsevier Online, New York, NY, 14(0):45-55, (2014).
In this article we describe EnviroAtlas, a web-based, open access tool that seeks to meet a range of needs by bringing together environmental, economic and demographic data in an ecosystem services framework.
In this article we present EnviroAtlas, a web-based, open access tool that seeks to meet a range of needs by bringing together environmental, economic and demographic data in an ecosystem services framework. Within EnviroAtlas, there are three primary types of geospatial data: research-derived ecosystem services indicator data in their native resolution, indicator data that have been summarized to standard reporting units, and reference data. Reporting units include watershed basins across the conterminous U.S. and Census block groups throughout featured urban areas. EnviroAtlas includes both current and future drivers of change, such as land use and climate, for addressing issues of adaptation, conservation, equity, and resiliency. In addition to geospatial data, EnviroAtlas includes geospatial and statistical tools and resources that support research, education, and decision-making. With the development of EnviroAtlas, we facilitate the practice of ecosystem services by providing a framework to assess policies and regulations and track conditions across political boundaries. EnviroAtlas is a robust research and educational resource, with consistent, systems-oriented information to support nationally, regionally, and locally focused decisions.
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Organization:U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
NATIONAL EXPOSURE RESEARCH LABORATORY
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES DIVISION
LANDSCAPE ECOLOGY BRANCH