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