- Wilson, Matthew Dr
Gund Institute for Ecological Economics at the University of Vermont
This project combines research into the economic valuation of ecosystem services, with a web-based, map of the of the Northern Forest region. The services provided by nature contribute significantly to human welfare, both directly and indirectly. Thus when ecosystem service values are not fully accounted for in economics and land use decisions, the longterm health of nature and society may be compromised by the focus on readily-apparent, short term economic benefits. Our web-based map provides valuation data to researchers, decision-makers, and public stakeholders throughout the Northern Forest region.