Toward an Ecosystem Services Research Agenda


Katie Thomas and Laurie Geller, Rapporteurs

Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate

Division on Earth and Life Studies



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UR AN F RESTRY RBA FOR Y Towa an Ecosystem Services Resear Agend ard m s rch da A WORKS SUMM SHOP MARY Kat Thom and Laurie Ge tie mas L eller, Rap pporteurs s Board on Atmosphe Sciences and C eric Climate Division on Ea and L Studie arth Life es THE NATIONA ACADEM E AL MIES PRESS S Wash hington, D.C C. ww ww.nap.edu

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COMMITTEE ON ESTIMATING THE ECOSYSTEM BENEFITS OF URBAN FORESTRY: A WORKSHOP GARY G. ALLEN (Chair), Center for Chesapeake Communities, Annapolis, Maryland MARINA ALBERTI, University of Washington, Seattle MOLLY BROWN, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Maryland MARIE O’NEILL, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor S. T. RAO, North Carolina State University, Raleigh KENNETH POTTER, University of Wisconsin, Madison NRC Staff: LAURIE GELLER, Senior Program Officer KATIE THOMAS, Associate Program Officer DANIEL MUTH, Postdoctoral Fellow (until December 2012) SHELLY FREELAND, Senior Program Assistant v

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BOARD ON ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES AND CLIMATE ANTONIO J. BUSALACCHI, JR. (Chair), University of Maryland GERALD A. MEEHL (Vice Chair), National Center for Atmospheric Research LANCE F. BOSART, State University of New York RICHARD (RIT) CARBONE, National Center for Atmospheric Research SHUYI S. CHEN, University of Miami KIRSTIN DOW, University of South Carolina PAMELA EMCH, Northrup Grumman Aerospace Systems LISA GODDARD, Columbia University ISAAC HELD, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration ANTHONY JANETOS, University of Maryland JOHN E. KUTZBACH, University of Wisconsin-Madison ARTHUR LEE, Chevron ROBERT J. LEMPERT, The RAND Corporation STEPHEN W. PACALA, Princeton University ARISTIDES A.N. PATRINOS, New York University RAYMOND T. PIERREHUMBERT, The University of Chicago KIMBERLY PRATHER, University of California, San Diego RICH RICHELS, Electric Power Research Institute, Inc. DAVID A. ROBINSON, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey JOHN T. SNOW, The University of Oklahoma CLAUDIA TEBALDI, Climate Central XUBIN ZENG, University of Arizona NRC Staff SUSAN ROBERTS, Acting Director EDWARD DUNLEA, Senior Program Officer LAURIE GELLER, Senior Program Officer MAGGIE WALSER, Program Officer KATIE THOMAS, Associate Program Officer LAUREN BROWN, Research Associate RITA GASKINS, Administrative Coordinator ROB GREENWAY, Program Associate SHELLY FREELAND, Senior Program Assistant AMANDA PURCELL, Research and Financial Associate ELIZABETH FINKLEMAN, Senior Program Assistant vi

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ACKNOWLEDGMENTS This summary was written by rapporteurs to summarize the discussions at a community workshop held February 25-26, 2013. The successful completion of this summary would not have been possible without the high quality presentations by workshop speakers and the insightful comments of participants during the workshop. Finally, we thank the planning committee for their diligent efforts and enthusiasm in organizing the workshop. Each brought a unique set of insights, experiences, and perspectives to the project and helped shape its content. This workshop summary has been reviewed in draft form by individuals chosen for their diverse perspectives and technical expertise, in accordance with procedures approved by the NRC's Report Review Committee. The purpose of this independent review is to provide candid and critical comments that will assist the institution in making its published summary as sound as possible and to ensure that the summary meets institutional standards for objectivity, evidence, and responsiveness to the study charge. The review comments and draft manuscript remain confidential to protect the integrity of the deliberative process. We wish to thank the following individuals for their review of this workshop summary: GARY ALLEN, Center for Chesapeake Communities, Annapolis, MD MICHAEL GALVIN, SavATree Consulting Group, Bedford Hills, NY STEPHANIE PINCETL, University of California, Los Angeles KATLEEN L. WOLF, University of Washington, Seattle Although the reviewers listed above have provided many constructive comments and suggestions, they did see the final draft of the workshop summary before its release. The review of this summary was overseen by George Frederick, Falcon Consultants, LLC. Appointed by the National Research Council, he was responsible for making certain that an independent examination of this summary was carried out in accordance with institutional procedures and that all review comments were carefully considered. Responsibility for the final content of this summary rests entirely with the authors and the institution. vii

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CONTENTS 1 INTRODUCTION 1 2 URBAN FORESTRY: SERVICES, TOOLS, AND MANAGEMENT 7 Setting Goals and Developing Strategies in Urban Forestry, 7 Urban Forestry within the Greater Urban Ecosystem, 8 Biophysical Services of the Urban Forest, 16 Tools for Ecosystem Service Evaluation: Models and Metrics, 24 Closing Remarks, 35 3 NEXT STEPS FOR THE FUTURE 37 Conclusion, 40 REFERENCES 41 Appendixes: A OUTPUT FROM THE BREAKOUT GROUP DISCUSSION 45 B WORKSHOP AGENDA 53 C PARTICIPANT LIST 57 D ACRONYM LIST 61 E STATEMENT OF TASK 63 F BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES OF COMMITTEE MEMBERS 65 ix

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