Polyscape

Polyscape is an ecosystem service mapping approach that uses both local and expert knowledge to generate a representation of local landscape structure showing areas of potential and actual ES generation. The toolkit marshals scientific evidence to inform stakeholder negotiation at this key, operational scale, and is embedded in a broader analysis of policy drivers and feasible options for change. The maps connect field and farm level land use decisions to ecosystem service generation at a local landscape scale. The maps are developed iteratively with stakeholder involvement from the outset and land use change can be explored in terms of synergies and trade-offs amongst any number of ES.

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Website http://cg-parade.wikispaces.com/profile18
Contributing organisations Challenge Program on Water and Food (CPWF), World Agroforestry Center (ICRAF)
Contact person Tim Pagella
Alternate contact Fergus Sinclair
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Tool manual/User guide Jackson, B, T. Pagella, F. Sinclair, B. Orellana, A. Henshaw, B. Reynolds, N. McIntyre, H. Wheater, A. Eycott (2012). Polyscape: a GIS mapping toolbox providing efficient and spatially explicit landscape-scale valuation of multiple ecosystem services. Landscape and Urban Planning
Citation Jackson, B, T. Pagella, F. Sinclair, B. Orellana, A. Henshaw, B. Reynolds, N. McIntyre, H. Wheater, A. Eycott (2012). Polyscape: a GIS mapping toolbox providing efficient and spatially explicit landscape-scale valuation of multiple ecosystem services. Landscape and Urban Planning