A methodological road map to value changes in forest ecosystem services under alternative management scenarios
In order to reduce ES trade-offs and maximize the value of forests to society, it is necessary to assess the effects of management changes on forest ecosystems and provide an economic valuation of changes in flows of ES. This can be achieved by linking the results from forest ecosystem models to economic valuation methods. The Action Group aims to strengthen this link by developing a methodological road map for translating the outputs of forest ecosystem models into relevant economic terms. The Action Group will be based on collaboration between researchers from two disciplines: forest ecosystem modellers studying the responses of forests to environmental changes and economists valuing changes in forest ES from society’s perspective.
Read the Action Groups presentation here.