Ecosystem Service Interactions tool in Humberhead Levels and Tees Valley

Project description: 

Ecosystem Service Interactions – Spatial Interactive Tool (ESI-SIT) is a web-based support tool, developed using the Humberland Levels NIA and Tees Valley as case studies. The tool focusses on the interactions between ecosystem services at the landscape level, and calculates the effect of specific management interventions on these interactions. The model is underpinned by a spreadsheet which provides details on the interactions based on scientific literature.

Organisations involved: 

University of York, funded by Defra

Scale of project: 
Regional
Location: 
Humberhead Levels NIA, Yorkshire; Tees Valley, Yorkshire
Total area covered by project: 
497 (sq. km)
Special purposes of project: 
Map ecosystem services
Map economic values of ecosystem services
What ecosystem service classification was used?: 

UKNEA

Which ecosystem services were focused on?: 

Cultural
  • Aesthetic/inspiration
  • Education
  • Health and well-being
  • Recreation/tourism
  • Spiritual/religious
Provisioning
  • Crops, livestock, fish
  • Drinking water
  • Energy
  • Fibre
  • Food
  • Natural medicines
  • Trees, standing vegetation, peat
  • Water supply
Regulating
  • Climate regulation
  • Detoxification and purification in air, soils and water
  • Disease and pest regulation
  • Erosion control
  • Flood control
  • Hazard regulation
  • Noise regulation
  • Pollination
Habitats mapped for ecosystem services: 
Enclosed farmland
Freshwater, wetlands and floodplains
Urban
Baseline data: 
Habitat or land cover
Human census
Infrastructure data
Land use data
Protected or designated areas data
Key outputs available: 

Tees Valley map, available at: http://esi-sit.com/tees-valley/#

Humberhead Levels, available at: map, http://esi-sit.com/humberhead-levels/#

ESI-SIT website, http://esi-sit.com/

Contact name: 
Piran White
Contact job title: 
Professor
Organisation: 
University of York
Address: 
Environment Department, University of York, York, YO10 5DD
Phone: 
1904324062
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