Ecosystem Services Related to Carbon Dynamics: Its Evaluation Using Remote Sensing Techniques (book chapter)

Published in In book: Earth Observation of Ecosystem Services (pp.22), Chapter: 2

Paruelo, J.M. and Vallejos, M.

Publication year 2014
DOI n/a

University of Buenos Aires, Argentina


IAI Program


IAI Project CRN3095


Policies aimed at integrating social, economic, and environmental dimensions of sustainability have to explicitly consider evaluating the influence of human activities on the provision of ecosystem services (ESs). The decision-making process for land use planning requires ES inventory along with an estimation of the ES provision rates and the effects of related human activities. ESs are commonly evaluated on the basis of indicators that do not provide a proper representation of the whole territory and/or do not capture.