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Modelling Hydrological Ecosystem Services – A state of the art model comparison

Lüke, Anna ; Hack, Jochen (2021):
Modelling Hydrological Ecosystem Services – A state of the art model comparison. (Preprint)
In: Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, Copernicus Publications, ISSN 1027-5606, e-ISSN 1607-7938,
DOI: 10.26083/tuprints-00018900,
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Item Type: Article
Origin: Secondary publication service
Status: Preprint
Title: Modelling Hydrological Ecosystem Services – A state of the art model comparison
Language: English
Abstract:

Different simulation models are used in science and practice in order to incorporate hydrological ecosystem services in decision-making processes. This contribution compares three simulation models, the Soil and Water Assessment Tool, a traditional hydrological model, and two ecosystem services models, the Integrated Valuation of Ecosystem Services and Trade-offs model and the Resource Investment Optimization System model. The three models are compared on a theoretical and conceptual basis as well in a comparative case study application. The application of the models to a study area in Nicaragua reveals that a practical benefit to apply these models for different questions in decision-making generally exists. However, modelling of hydrological ecosystem services is associated with a high application effort and requires input data that may not always be available. The degree of detail in temporal and spatial variability in ecosystem service provision is higher when using the Soil and Water Assessment Tool compared to the two ecosystem service models. In contrast, the ecosystem service models have lower requirements on input data and process knowledge. A relationship between service provision and beneficiaries is readily produced and can be visualized as a model output. The latter is especially useful for a practical decision-making context.

Journal or Publication Title: Hydrology and Earth System Sciences
Title of Book: Modelling Hydrological Ecosystem Services – A state of the art model comparison
Publisher: Copernicus Publications
Collation: 29 Seiten
Classification DDC: 500 Naturwissenschaften und Mathematik > 550 Geowissenschaften
600 Technik, Medizin, angewandte Wissenschaften > 620 Ingenieurwissenschaften
Divisions: 11 Department of Materials and Earth Sciences > Earth Science > Ecological Engineering
13 Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering Sciences > Institute of Hydraulic and Water Resources Engineering > Engineering Hydrology and Water Management
Date Deposited: 02 Jul 2021 12:45
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2021 12:45
DOI: 10.26083/tuprints-00018900
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URN: urn:nbn:de:tuda-tuprints-189006
URI: https://tuprints.ulb.tu-darmstadt.de/id/eprint/18900
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