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The Impact of Land Use/Land Cover Scale on Modelling Urban Ecosystem Services

  • Grafius, D. R.
  • Corstanje, R.
  • Warren, P. H.
  • Evans, K. L.
  • Hancock, S.
  • Harris, J. A.
Scale sensitivities depend on the type of service being modelled; stock estimates (e.g. carbon storage) are most sensitive to aggregation across scales, dynamic flow models (e.g. sediment erosion) are most sensitive to spatial resolution, and ecological process models involving both stocks and dynamics (e.g. pollination) are sensitive to both. Care must be taken to select model data appropriate to the scale of inquiry.