Geoprocessing Services for the Estimation of Ecosystem Services
Track: Environmental Management
Authors: Christine Blinn, Buck Kline, Melanie Seigler, Valerie Thomas, Randolph Wynne, Laura Roghair, Paige Baldassaro, Seth Perry
Geoprocessing services, MEASURES, have been developed for the estimation of ecosystem services, including carbon sequestration, nutrient and sediment runoff, air quality benefits, biodiversity, and open lands analysis. MEASURES are consumed by the InForest web application, which allows landowners to create reports summarizing the ecosystem services provided by their land now and in the future. An analysis of an example study area will be presented.