Building Ecosystem Services Conceptual Models

This report in the National Ecosystem Services Partnership Conceptual Model series facilitates development of evidence-based ecosystem services conceptual models and the use of these models in federal decision-making by presenting a how-to guide, related resources, and illustrative models. These conceptual models can support widespread incorporation of ecosystem services into decision-making in quick, simple, transparent, and low-cost ways. The models link changes caused by an external stressor or intervention through the ecological system to socio-economic and human well-being outcomes, and they can also include direct (not ecologically mediated) changes in human well-being.

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