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A spatial assessment of ecosystem services in Europe - Phase II: Methods, case studies and policy analysis & Synthesis Report

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  • Joachim Maes, JRC, Italy
  • Jennifer Hauck, UFZ, Germany
  • Maria Luisa Paracchini, JRC, Italy
  • Outi Ratamäki, Finnish Environment Institute, Finland
  • Mette Termansen, Denmark
  • Marta Perez-Soba, Alterra, Netherlands
  • Leena Kopperoinen, Finnish Environment Institute, Finland
  • Katri Rankinen, Finnish Environment Institute, Finland
  • Jan Philipp Schägner, UFZ, Germany
  • Peter Henrys, Lancaster University, United Kingdom
  • Iwona Cisowska, University of Southampton, United Kingdom
  • Marianne Zandersen
  • Kurt Jax, UFZ, Germany
  • Alessandra La Notte, CNR-ISAC, Italy
  • Niko Leikola, Finnish Environment Institute, Finland
  • Eija Pouta, MTT, Finland
  • Simon Smart, Lancaster University, United Kingdom
  • Berit Hasler, Denmark
  • Tuika Lankia
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  • Hans Estrup Andersen
  • Carlo Lavalle, JRC, Italy
  • Tommer Vermaas, Alterra, Netherlands
  • Mohammed Hussen Alemu, Denmark
  • Paul Scholefield, CEH, United Kingdom
  • Filipe Batista, JRC, Italy
  • Richard Pywell, CEH, United Kingdom
  • Mike Hutchins, CEH, United Kingdom
  • Morten Blemmer, Institut for Miljø, Samfund og Rumlig Forandring, Denmark
  • Anders Fonnesbech-Wulff, Denmark
  • Adam Vanbergen, CEH, United Kingdom
  • Bernd Münier, Denmark
  • Claudia Baranzelli, JRC, Italy
  • David Roy, CEH, United Kingdom
  • Vincent Thieu, United Kingdom
  • Grazia Zulian, JRC, Italy
  • Mikko Kuussaari, Finnish Environment Institute, Finland
  • Hans Thodsen
  • Eeva-Liisa Alanen, Finnish Environment Institute, Finland
  • Benis Egoh, JRC, Italy
  • Peter Borgen Sørensen
  • Leon Braat, Alterra, Netherlands
  • Giovanni Bidoglio, JRC, Italy
Mainstreaming ecosystem services in EU decision making processes requires a solid conceptual and methodological framework for mapping and assessing ecosystem services that serve the multiple objectives addressed by policies. The PRESS-2 study (PEER Research on Ecosystem Service – Phase 2) provides such an analytical framework which enables the operationalization of the present scientific knowledge base of environmental data and models for application by the EU and Member States for mapping and assessment of ecosystem services. This study was structured along three strands of work: policy and scenario analysis, mapping and valuation. Linking the maps of ecosystem service supply to monetary valuation allowed an analysis of the expected impact of policy measures on benefits derived from ecosystem services.
The recreation case, which Marianne participated in, presents evidence that millions of people visited forests several times per year and they expressed their willingness to pay to continue doing so. The visitor statistics that were used in this study confirmed the usefulness of the ROS approach (Recreation Opportunity Spectrum) to identify areas in terms of their accessibility and potential to provide recreation services. In addition, PRESS-2 presents a spatial analysis of city population density and green urban areas.
Translated title of the contributionEn rummelig analyse af økosystem tjenester i Europa - Fase II: Metoder, case studier og policy analyse & Syntese Rapport
Original languageEnglish
PublisherEuropean Commission, Joint Research Centre
Number of pages215
ISBN (Print)978-92-79-25903-6, 978-92-79-25880-0
ISBN (Electronic)978-92-79-25879-4, 978-92-79-25879-4
Publication statusPublished - 2012
SeriesPEER Report

    Research areas

  • Recreation, Pollination, Water Purification, Policy Analysis, spatial analysis, ecosystem services

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