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This project aims to develop and test novel modelling frameworks to explore the drivers of ecosystem services at different spatial scales in order to predict and map their delivery.
Our role on the project is to:
We are currently extracting and compiling data with the NFI and exploring modelling approaches with Southampton University.
SCALEFORES is a 5-year project (July 2016 to July 2021).
This project is funded by an ERC Starting Grant to Felix Eigenbrod at Southampton University. Forest Research and the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology are subcontracted to work on this project in collaboration with Felix’s research team.
The SCALEFORES project team have developed and published an analytical framework that identifies both why and where management actions are most effective for enhancing natural capital across large geographic areas (Spake et al., 2019, free read access link below). We illustrate the framework’s generality by applying it to two examples for Britain: pond water quality and invasion of forests by rhododendron.
We are now applying the framework to the NFI data to better understand various other aspects of woodlands and the benefits they provide.
Spake, R., Bellamy, C., Graham, L.J., Watts, K., Wilson, T., Norton, L.R., Wood, C.M., Schmucki, R., Bullock, J.M. and Eigenbrod, F., 2019. An analytical framework for spatially targeted management of natural capital. Nature Sustainability, 2(2), p.90-97. Free read access: https://rdcu.be/bmc3V
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