The NESP Conceptual Model Series provides a collection of resources explaining why ecosystem services conceptual models (ESCMs) are useful for decision making, providing guidance for building ESCMs, and describing NESP’s initial efforts to standardize and apply these models with federal agency partners. It includes application examples of ESCMs and associated evidence libraries. The series aims to provide practical guidance for those who wish to apply ESCMs as a tool for incorporating ecosystem services considerations into their decisions.
What Are Ecosystem Services Conceptual Models? (2 pg. summary handout)