The SEER project aims to apply advanced analysis techniques to highly detailed datasets comprising spatially detailed information to produce ecosystem service maps. These can then be used to aid decision-making. Maps have been produced at a 2km resolution for the whole of Great Britain and have focussed on a set of ecosystems services and goods, including agriculture, recreation, greenhouse gas emissions and urban green space. Different scenarios were applied to a baseline to show the spatial distribution of changes in ecosystem service value. The economic gains and losses in ecosystem service value is estimated in £/ha/year for different scenarios. SEER is necessarily a highly interdisciplinary undertaking, bringing together economists with ecologists, hydrologists, spatial and policy analysts.
CSERGE at University of East Anglia
Which ecosystem services were focused on?:
- Crops, livestock, fish
- Trees, standing vegetation, peat
Bateman et al., 2013. Bringing Ecosystem Services into Economic Decision-Making: Land Use in the United Kingdom. Science, 341(6141), pg 45-50.