Carbon Dynamics on DOI Lands
use histories and disturbance regimes. Models are being developed
to quantify the provision of multiple ecosystem services, including
carbon sequestration, across these diverse landscapes.
Photo: Devendra Dahal
There is a strong need to develop modeling systems and tools to simultaneously quantify the impacts of land use and climate change on diverse ecosystem services, such as carbon sequestration, for decision makers. In order to address this need, we are developing an ecosystem services model (EcoServ). EcoServ development is a community effort, and the modeling system is staged on the Internet using open-source data and model sharing technology to accommodate a variety of algorithm developers, data providers, and users. It also relies heavily on existing disciplinary models, web services and visualization technologies, and datasets from the ground and satellites.
Principal Investigator: Shuguang (Leo) Liu, email@example.com, EROS Center, Sioux Falls, SD