Mapping ecosystem services delivers essential insights into the spatial
characteristics of various goods’ and services’ flows from nature to human society.
It has become a central topic of science, policy, business and society – all
belonging on functioning ecosystems.
This textbook summarises the current state-of-the-art of ecosystem services mapping,
related theory and methods, different ecosystem service quantification and modelling
approaches as well as practical applications. The book is produced by various
international experts in the field, in a professional but understandable format to be
used by stakeholders, students, teachers, practitioners and scientists involved or
interested in ecosystem services mapping.
Benjamin Burkhard is a professor for physical geography at Leibniz Universität
Hannover, Germany. He is doing research and teaching in geography and landscape
ecology and has been involved in ecosystem services mapping since many years.
Joachim Maes is a researcher at the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre in
Ispra, Italy. He is engaged in the scientific support of EU biodiversity policy and
develops maps of ecosystem services at European scale.
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