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EPA’s EcoService Models Library (ESML): A New Tool for Quantifying and Valuing Ecosystem Services
Newcomer-Johnson, T., R. Bruins, G. Lomnicky, J. Wilson, AND Ted DeWitt. EPA’s EcoService Models Library (ESML): A New Tool for Quantifying and Valuing Ecosystem Services. A Community on Ecosystem Services (ACES), Arlington, VA, December 03 - 06, 2018.
This is a presentation for A Community on Ecosystem Services (ACES) 2018 Natural Resources Benefitting People Conference scheduled December 3-6, 2018 in Arlington, VA.
A challenge in quantifying and valuing ecosystem services is finding ecological models with endpoints that align with ecosystem services. U.S. EPA’s EcoService Models Library (ESML) is a readily available tool that addresses this challenge. ESML is a website and database for finding, examining and comparing ecological models that may be useful for estimating ecosystem goods and services. This new EPA tool released in 2018, describes >125 ecological models. ESML shows how ecological models align with ecosystem services under two classification systems: U.S. EPA’s National Ecosystem Services Classification System and the European Environment Agency’s Common International Classification of Ecosystem Services. This presentation discusses which classes of ecosystem services are covered by this population of ecological models, and the implications for quantifying and valuing ecosystem services.
Record Details:Record Type: DOCUMENT (PRESENTATION/SLIDE)
Organization:U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
NATIONAL EXPOSURE RESEARCH LABORATORY
SYSTEMS EXPOSURE DIVISION
ENVIRONMENTAL FUTURES ANALYSIS BRANCH