Science Inventory

EPA’s EcoService Models Library (ESML): A New Tool for Quantifying and Valuing Ecosystem Services

Citation:

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.

Impact/Purpose:

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.

Description:

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.

URLs/Downloads:

https://conference.ifas.ufl.edu/aces/   Exit

Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT (PRESENTATION/SLIDE)
Product Published Date: 12/06/2018
Record Last Revised: 01/31/2019
OMB Category: Other
Record ID: 343837

Organization:

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

NATIONAL EXPOSURE RESEARCH LABORATORY

SYSTEMS EXPOSURE DIVISION

ENVIRONMENTAL FUTURES ANALYSIS BRANCH