Ecosystem services review for the Ministry of Defence

Project description: 

This project will produce a concise assessment of the priority ecosystem services for a Ministry of Defence estate. It will create GIS maps that can be utilised by the estate's land managers to reduce risks and exploit opportunities. It will help answer questions about the benefits of the MoD holding large tracts of land.

Organisations involved: 

Smiths Gore

Scale of project: 
Regional
Location: 
MoD Estate
Special purposes of project: 
Map ecosystem services
Map economic values of ecosystem services
Map social/cultural values
What ecosystem service classification was used?: 

UKNEA and other categorisations

Which ecosystem services were focused on?: 

Cultural
  • Education
  • 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
  • Hazard regulation
  • Pollination
Habitats mapped for ecosystem services: 
Coastal margins
Enclosed farmland
Freshwater, wetlands and floodplains
Marine
Mountains, moors and heaths
Urban
Woodland
Baseline data: 
Biological monitoring data
Habitat or land cover
Land use data
Protected or designated areas data
Contact name: 
Jason Beedell
Contact job title: 
Ran Smith Gore's rural research team until 2016
Organisation: 
Strutt & Parker (previously Smith Gore)
Address: 
Stutt & Parker, 13 Hill Street, London, W1J 5LQ
Phone: 
07207 3184 757
Location: