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Modeling the Production of Multiple Ecosystem Services from Agricultural and Forest Landscapes in Rhode Island

  • Tingting Liu (a1), Nathaniel H. Merrill (a1), Arthur J. Gold (a2), Dorothy Q. Kellogg (a2) and Emi Uchida (a1)...
Abstract

This study spatially quantifies hydrological ecosystem services and the production of ecosystem services at the watershed scale. We also investigate the effects of stressors such as land use change, climate change, and choices in land management practices on production of ecosystem services and their values. We demonstrate the approach in the Beaver River watershed in Rhode Island. Our key finding is that choices in land use and land management practices create tradeoffs across multiple ecosystem services and the extent of these tradeoffs depends considerably on the scenarios and ecosystem services being compared.

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Corresponding Author: Tingting LiuDepartment of Environmental and Natural Resource EconomicsUniversity of Rhode Island1 Greenhouse RoadKingston, RI 02881Phone 401.874.2471 ▪ Email tingting_liu@my.uri.edu.
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