Title: ESTIMAP: a GIS-based model to map ecosystem services in the European Union
Citation: Annali di Botanica vol. 4 p. 1-7
Publisher: Department of Environmental Biology - University La Sapienza of Rome
Publication Year: 2014
JRC N°: JRC89594
ISSN: 2239-3129
URI: http://annalidibotanica.uniroma1.it/index.php/Annalidibotanica/article/view/11807
DOI: 10.4462/annbotrm-11807
Type: Articles in periodicals and books
Abstract: Policies of the European Union which affect the use or protection of natural resources increasingly need spatial data on the supply, the flow and the demand of ecosystem services. The model ESTIMAP was developed to this purpose. ESTIMAP departs from land cover and land use maps to which it adds other spatial information with the objective to map various ecosystem services. This study introduces the ESTIMAP map as tool to support the mapping and modelling of ecosystem services at European scale. Examples are provided for three regulating ecosystem services, air quality regulation, coastal protection, and pollination and one cultural ecosystem services, recreation.
JRC Directorate:Sustainable Resources

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