Ecological effectiveness of policy instruments: Gains in biodiversity conservation and ecosystem services provisioning.
Contact: Graciela Rusch, NINA
1) Scope the availability of existing national geo-referenced databases of species distributions, plant functional attributes, habitat/vegetation types, and physical attributes (substrate, climate and topography) adequate for characterizing biodiversity surrogates and LULC categories in the case study sites.
2) Define the methodology to generate surrogate measures of biodiversity conservation and to characterize appropriate LULC categories to evaluate conservation and ecosystem provisioning gains made by the various economic instruments in the study sites.
3) From the literature and partners’ databases retrieve data on ecosystem service provisioning made by the various LULC in the study sites.
4) Provide a methodological framework to integrate the models for multi-scale assessment of ecosystem services and Systematic Conservation Planning for quantifying gains in conservation and ecosystem services under various policy mix scenarios in the study sites.
Task 1 Scoping the availability of data for ecological effectiveness analysis
Task 2. Develop framework for surrogates to assess gains in biodiversity conservation and ecosystem service provisioning
Task 3. Review of models linking ecosystem service provisioning to LULC
Task 4. Develop multi-criteria framework to assess synergies and trade-offs in biodiversity and ecosystem service provisioning gain
Task 5: Testing surrogates and framework developed in Tasks 3- 4 in case studies