Draft Federal Inventory of Ecosystem Services Research and Policy


The USEPA’s  Ecosystem Services Research Program (recently rolled into the Sustainable and Healthy Communities Research Program) dedicated some limited staff time to conducting an inventory of what federal agencies are doing in the realm of ecosystem services. The effort was begun in May 2010, and was completed August 2012. A publication characterizing the results is in preparation. The database of current federal research projects related to ecosystem services is posted here to help federal agencies and others to collaborate on existing federal agency work on ecosystem services, apply findings, and avoid duplicative efforts. The database includes work in the USEPA, USDA, DOI, NOAA, DOD, DOT, NASA, and the DOE. If your work is featured in it we welcome any feedback, and also encourage you to add your ecosystem services work directly to the Ecosystem Commons catalog of work to make it more easily searchable.   
We hope that someone will help us complement this work with a parallel inventory of non-federal organization activities as well as help to expand descriptions of any federal work that we are unable to identify. Planned products include an analysis of the inventoried work
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Inventory of Federal Ecosystem Services Research --- at ACES

Hi all,


If you are at ACES 2012, please stop by our poster displaying this work as we have many updates to share with you.  The inventory will be updated soon on the Eco Commons website.  As always, we appreciate any feedback.





Rob Fiegener

Hi Andy, Thanks for the

Hi Andy,

Thanks for the message.  I'm here at ACES and have a booth for Ecosystem Commons.  Come by and say hi!