Remote sensing and modeling to fill the “gap” in missing natural capital
This chapter reviews recent advances in remote sensing and environmental modeling that address the first step in ecosystem accounting: biophysical quantification of ecosystem services. The chapter focuses on those ecosystem services in which the most rapid advances are likely, including crop pollination, sediment regulation, carbon sequestration and storage, and coastal flood regulation.
The discussion highlights data sources and modeling approaches that can support wealth accounting, next steps for mapping and biophysical modeling of ecosystem services, and considerations for integrating biophysical modeling and monetary valuation. These approaches could make the inclusion of some ecosystem services increasingly feasible in future versions of wealth accounts.
Additional publication details
|Publication type||Book chapter|
|Publication Subtype||Book Chapter|
|Title||Remote sensing and modeling to fill the “gap” in missing natural capital|
|Publisher||The World Bank|
|Contributing office(s)||Geosciences and Environmental Change Science Center|
|Larger Work Type||Book|
|Larger Work Title||The changing wealth of nations 2018 : Building a sustainable future|