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21-23 MARCH 2017

Final OpenNESS Annual Meeting in Smolenice, Slovakia

OpenNESS paper on ecosystem accounting in Ecosystem Services journal

Assessment of ecosystem services through spatial modelling plays a key role in ecosystem accounting. Spatial models for ecosystem services try to capture spatial heterogeneity with high accuracy. This endeavour, however, faces several practical constraints.

The online version of the OpenNESS paper 'Lessons learned for spatial modelling of ecosystem services in support of ecosystem accounting' is available from last August onwards. It will be included in the Ecosystem Services special issue which is scheduled for April 2015.

In this article we analyse the trade-offs between accurately representing spatial heterogeneity of ecosystem services and the practical constraints of modelling ecosystem services. By doing so we aim to explore the boundary conditions for best practice of spatial ecosystem accounting.

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