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Collaborative decision-analytic framework to maximize resilience of tidal marshes to climate change

The article describes an application of collaborative decision analysis with a diverse team of stakeholders who preserve, manage, or restore tidal marshes across the San Francisco Bay estuary, USA, as a case study. A Bayesian decision network revealed that a strategy considering sea-level rise and

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GIZ ValuES - Synthesis Report of 19 ecosystem service assessments for different purposes

This case study analysis describes experiences on the ground with ecosystem service assessments and the way they are used in decision making processes. The overall aim was to better understand the role of such assessments and to distil lessons in relation to their effectiveness in supporting policy

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Atlas of ecosystem services for the Grenoble urban region (France)

We analyzed future land use and its effects on biodiversity and ecosystem services for the Grenoble urban area. We used a toolbox of ecosystem service models to analyze trade-offs and synergies between biodiversity, critical ecosystem services under 4 scenarios for 2040 compared to present. This

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GIZ ValuES - Method Profile: Participatory economic valuation methods

There is no clear definition of participatory economic valuation methods. wo common features can be identified: a concern with reflecting stakeholders’ own perceptions, references and categories of value, and efforts to ensure that ecosystem service users and beneficiaries are directly

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Object-Oriented Bayesian Networks

An Object-Oriented Bayesian Network (OOBN) is a probabilistic model the uses an intuitive graphical representation to specify dependence and independence relations in a problem domain. It has nodes that represent variables which can represent observed/unobserved quantities, effects, causes of

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TESSA - Toolkit for Ecosystem Services Site-based Assessment

The TESSA toolkit provides practical guidance for measuring ecosystem services at the site scale.It effectively communicates the results to aid decision-making on a local level,which is an area existing tools have had limited applicability.TESSA provides scientifically robust information and a

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EU level ecosystem services mapping toolbox

This dataset contains maps of supply and demand of a few ecosystem services, and GIS tools to make such maps. The tools are targeted at EU level and provide a broad picture of ES supply and demand. Tools are moderate complexity methods for mapping, that upscale findings from detailed process based

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Guidance for national biodiversity indicator development and use

Indicators can be defined as a measure based on verifiable data that conveys information about more than itself. Biodiversity indicators are a central part of effective decision-making and adaptive measurement. This guidance document produced with the support of the Biodiversity Indicators

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OpenNESS Synthesis paper: Public goods

Public goods represent a particularly complex category of environmental resources. The increasing importance of the concept of public goods in national and international legal frameworks, particularly relating to questions surrounding the role of private or public actors in providing and

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Method Factsheet - Estimap

ESTIMAP is a consistent and flexible set of spatially-explicit models each of which can be run separately for the assessment of different ES at the European scale. They are all developed following the CICES classification (Haines-Young & Potschin, 2013) and framed in the ES cascade model which

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Application of Socio-cultural ES Assessments

Clarifications of the concept of socio-cultural valuation and a structured listing of the available methodologies facilitate a better integration of socio-cultural values in ecosystem service assessments and help researchers and practitioners to choose methods from the available portfolio. We

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Method Factsheet - Revised Universal Soil Loss Equation (RULSE)

The Revised Universal Soil Loss Equation (RUSLE) is an empirical erosion model recognised as a standard method to calculate the average risk of erosion on arable land. It developed from the Universal Soil Loss Equation (USLE) developed in the US Department of Agriculture and has other similar

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Method Factsheet - Photoseries Analysis

Revealed preference for Cultural Ecosystem Services (CES) and spatially-explicit data on location for nearby CES provision can be obtained from popular social networks. Photoseries databases can be acquired from photo-sharing websites such as Flickr, Panoramio and Instagram. The analysis of

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Deliberative mapping of ecosystem services within and around Donana National Park (SW Spain) in relation to land use change

The establishment of protected areas is one of the main strategies for preserving biodiversity from land use transformation. However, a great number of protected areas are becoming isolated due to land use changes in their surroundings.

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Database for Synthesis of Information on Ecosystem Services (SynES)

SynES is a database that was developed to synthesis site-specific biophysical and socio-economic information on ES. It allows a consistent integration of information by multiple users and from multiple sources. It is a flexible tool that can be used within an individual ES assessment/project or if

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Bayesian Belief Networks

A Bayesian Belief Network (BBN) is a framework that uses a graphical representation to show the flow of information in a system. It has nodes or vertices to represent variables which can include observed quantities, latent (unobserved) quantities, expert opinion, model outputs, or unknown

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WeLCa - A life-cycle-thinking-based software for calculation of impacts on ecosystem services in the wine sector

WeLCa (Wine Ecosystem Life-Cycle Assessment) tool is a life cycle based tool to support decision making in the wine sector. WeLCa builds upon the existing LCA methodologies, recognized and used by companies for environmental communication providing additional information on their impact on various

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Revitalizing Spaces

Methodology (accompanied by an online platform) for identifying and activating underused spaces through community-led proposals.

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OPERAS D4.5 Good practice guidelines for instrument choice and tutorials for instrument application

About “Guidance on choice and application of instruments” Task 4.5 coordinates the work and information flow across WP4 Instruments and produced an overall synthesis of the operational potential of ES/NC instruments, a road map for their application and practice guidance for choice and use of ES/

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Multi-criteria Decision Analysis Factsheet

MCDA is an "umbrella term to describe a collection of formal approaches which seek to take explicit account of multiple criteria in helping individuals or groups explore decisions that matter" (Belton and Stewart, 2002, p. 2). The basic idea of MCDA methods is to evaluate the performance

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