WP3: Methods and models to assess forest ecosystem services
WP3 (Lead: TUM) will provide the methods and models relevant to quantify FES and to derive their values from stakeholders’ perspectives (for use in WPs 1 and 5). A framework of indicators for ES capacity and actual provisioning will be developed, and available forest ecosystem models will be enhanced to estimate the input for the indicators. Methods to quantify the economic value of market and non-market ES will be screened for their applicability in the business models. Optimization tools will be used to generate forest management plans for the regional demonstration cases.