Ecosystem services evaluation methods


Ecosystem services assessment is carried out by using biophysical, social and economic assessment methods.

Economic and social assessment methods can be used in decision-making processes about land use change or in activities assessment that affect ecosystems and services they provide.

The economic evaluation express ecosystem services in monetary categories and can help in the discussions about ecosystems role in the society wellbeing. However, not all benefits of ecosystems can be expressed in money.

Biophysical assessment serve as a basic information in nature conservation or land use planning processes.


      Source: association "Baltic Environmental Forum" (BEF), 2016.

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