Understanding research outcomes will lead to improved environmental management and planning that can inform urban design, strengthen neighborhoods, and contribute to community vitality, economic health and livability. Related Resources, ecological Risk Assessment Support Center (erasc a support center that provides technical information and addresses scientific questions of concern or interest on topics relevant to ecological risk assessment at hazardous waste.
EnviroAtlas, a collection of interactive tools and resources that allows users to explore the many benefits people receive from nature, often referred to as ecosystem services. Final Ecosystems Goods and Services Classification System (fegs-CS fEGS-CS provides a foundation for measuring, quantifying, mapping, modeling, and valuing ecosystem services. An interactive tool provides information about several of our nation's major ecosystems, the services they provide, and how those services, or their degradation and loss, may affect people. Ecoregion Maps and GIS Resources, designed to serve as a spatial framework for the research assessment, and monitoring of ecosystems and ecosystem components, ecoregions denote areas within which ecosystems (and the type. Ecosystem-focused research develops methods that measure ecosystem goods and services. This research addresses: how to estimate current production of ecosystem goods and services, given the type and condition of ecosystems; how ecosystem services contribute to human health and well-being; and how the production and benefits of these ecosystem services may be reduced or sustained under various decision scenarios and in.