From Classification to Mapping: Uncovering Ecosystem Services and Their Status

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Day: 4/13/2018
Start / End Time: 3:20 PM / 5:00 PM (MDT)
Room: Grand Ballroom D, Astor, 2nd Floor
Organizers: Muna Shah, Anthony Cummings
Chairs: Anthony Cummings


Since the 2005 Millennium Ecosystem Assessment (MEA) report efforts towards classifying, quantifying and mapping ecosystem services across the globe has gained increased pace.

In an effort to combat this problem, work is ongoing around the world to help us to better understand the types, distribution, and value of ecosystem services. Scholars across the globe are engaged in research aimed at understanding how best to protect and manage ecosystem services that are shore-up economies, traditional practices and tourism. In this session we will bring together a group of scholars whose work surrounding the classification, mapping and analysis of ecosystem services in both the marine and terrestrial environments. Papers covering the role of ecosystem services in decision-making, estimating and interpreting the value of ecosystem services, developing tools for mapping ecosystem services, monitoring the status of various ecosystem services, and implementing ecosystem management approaches will be presented.


Type Details Minutes Start Time
Presenter Jeronimo Rodriguez*, Temple University, Protected Landscapes. Biodiversity management beyond the protected areas approach. 20 3:20 PM
Presenter Jingye Li*, China University of Geosciences (Wuhan), Land Use and Land Cover Change in the Qinghai Lake Region of the Tibetan Plateau and Its Impact on Ecosystem Services 20 3:40 PM
Presenter Muna Shah*, University of Texas At Dallas, Anthony Ravindra Cummings, University of Texas at Dallas, Modelling Ecosystem Services Distribution Within Indigenous Peoples-Influenced Landscapes 20 4:00 PM
Presenter Stephen Crook*, San Diego State University, Kathleen Farley, San Diego State University, David Lopez-Carr, University of California - Santa Barbara, Stakeholder perceptions of ecosystem service values in Gifford Pinchot National Forest 20 4:20 PM

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