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Ecosystem Services Modeler (ESM)

 

The Ecosystem Services Modeler is a spatial decision support system for assessing the value of natural capital for sustainable development. The Ecosystem Services Modeler provides 15 ecosystem service models that are based closely on the InVEST toolset developed by the Natural Capital Project. Fully integrated into the TerrSet system, users can access a powerful platform for deriving the data for use in the 15 models, such as deriving future land use scenarios using the Land Change Modeler and predicted future precipitation using the Climate Change Adaptation Modeler to assess the impacts on water yield or sedimentation.

 

Ecosystem Services Modeler

 

The Ecosystem Services Modeler (ESM) is closely based on the InVEST tools developed by the Natural Capital Project. Fifteen ecosystem service models have been implemented. In this illustration, ESM is used to evaluate water yield in the year 2100. The predicted land cover input was generated by LCM and the predicted precipitation was generated by CCAM.