Ecosystem Services Conceptual Model Application: Testing General Model Adaptability

This case study is part of the National Ecosystem Services Partnership Conceptual Model series and is a companion to the working paper “Ecosystem Services Conceptual Model Application: NOAA and NERRS Salt Marsh Habitat Restoration.” Although other papers in this series discuss the creation of generalized ecosystem services conceptual models, this case study summarizes initial efforts to apply a general salt marsh model to specific sites. In describing a retrospective case, a prospective case, and a quantitative case, it discusses the considerations that arise and the revisions that should be made to a general model applied to a particular site.

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