sESMOD - Next Generation Models for Ecosystem Services and Biodiversity

First meeting: 14.-17.04.2015

Elena Bennett;
Gretchen Daily

iDiv members:
Henrique Pereira
Volker Grimm
Aletta Bonn
Ralf Seppelt

Project summary:
Over the past decade, considerable progress has been made in modeling ecosystem services (ES) and biodiversity, capturing complex processes with relatively simple approaches to demonstrate the benefits of nature to people. While these models capture much of the basic processes of ES, our understanding of the ecological underpinnings of ES remains rudimentary. We will synthesize what has been learned from these models, highlight key gaps, and suggest improvements that would improve the usefulness of these models in real world decision-making.

Paul Armsworth (University of Tennessee, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, US); Elena  Bennett (McGill University, Natural Resource Sciences, Canada); Katrin  Böhning-Gaese (Senckenberg Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre, Frankfurt am Main, Germany); Aletta  Bonn (iDiv/UFZ, Ecosystem Services, Leipzig, Germany); Rebecca  Chaplin-Kramer (University of Stanford , Biology/Woods Institute for the Environment, US); Graeme  Cumming (University of Cape Town, Percy FitzPatrick Institute, South Africa); Gretchen  Daily (University of Stanford , Biology, US); Felix  Eigenbrod (University of Southampton, Biological Sciences, UK); Volker  Grimm (Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ, Department of Ecological Modelling, Germany); Bethanna  Jackson (Victoria University of Wellington, School of Geography, Environment and Earth Science, New Zealand); Alexandra  Marques (iDiv, Biodiversity Conservation Group, Leipzig, Germany); Subhrendu  Pattanayak (Duke University, PUBLIC POLICY & ENVIRONMENT, US); Henrique  Pereira (iDiv, Biodiversity Conservation Group, Leipzig, Germany); Garry  Peterson (University of Stockholm, Stockholm Resilience Centre, Sweden); Jesse  Rieb (McGill University, Natural Resource Sciences, Canada); Matthias  Schröter (iDiv/UFZ, Ecosystem Services, Leipzig, Germany); Lisa  Schulte Moore (University of Iowa State , Natural Resource Ecology & Managment, US); Ralf  Seppelt (Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ, Computational Landscape Ecology, Germany);  Monica  Turner (University of Wisconsin-Madison, Zoology Department, US)

Meeting report


Rieb, Jesse T et al. (2017) When, Where, and How Nature Matters for Ecosystem Services: Challenges for the Next Generation of Ecosystem Service Models. BioScience. see here

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