Forest Service research for ecosystem services addresses the following:
Inventory and monitoring research: Developing protocols for measuring and tracking changes in ecosystem services.
Global change research: Conducting integrated assessments of forest ecosystem response to global change; exploring methods for measuring carbon and greenhouse gas sequestration; understanding the impacts of climate change on ecosystems and people; exploring climate change mitigation and adaption options for natural resource management.
Global Change Research Strategy 2009-2019: Synthesis (February 2008)
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United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service Research and Development
Counting All That Matters: Recognizing the Value of Ecosystem Services
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Pacific Northwest Research Station
Science Update, Spring 2008
A Forest Service report that summarizes policies, current tools, and technologies related to ecosystem services valuation and market creation. The report reviews four services in detail - biomass, carbon sequestration, water, and recreational opportunity – and describes how current or proposed policy instruments may affect their measurement, valuation, and management. Suggested citation: Notman, E. et al. 2006. State of knowledge: ecosystem services from forests. Unpublished white paper. U.S. Forest Service, 56 p.
Updated: February 14, 2011 4:27 PM