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Social Values for Ecosystem Services (SolVES)
Entry ID: USGS_SolVES


Summary
Abstract: Social Values for Ecosystem Services (SolVES), was developed to incorporate quantified and spatially explicit measures of social values into ecosystem service assessments. SolVES 3.0 continues to extend the functionality of SolVES, which was designed to assess, map, and quantify the social values of ecosystem services. Social values—the perceived, nonmarket values the public ascribes to ecosystem services, particularly cultural services, such as aesthetics and recreation—can be evaluated for various stakeholder groups. These groups are distinguishable by their attitudes and preferences regarding public uses, such as motorized recreation and logging. As with previous versions, SolVES 3.0 derives a quantitative 10-point, social-values metric—the value index—from a combination of spatial and nonspatial responses to public value and preference surveys. The tool also calculates metrics characterizing the underlying environment, such as average distance to water and dominant landcover. SolVES 3.0 is integrated with Maxent maximum entropy modeling software to generate more complete social-value maps and offer robust statistical models describing the relationship between the value index and explanatory environmental variables.

Related URL
Link: DOWNLOAD SOFTWARE
Description: Access the Social Values for Ecosystem Services (SolVES) software.


Link: VIEW RELATED INFORMATION
Description: Access the report for the Social Values for Ecosystem Services (SolVES).

ISO Topic Category
BIOTA
ELEVATION


Platform
DEM >Digital Elevation Model    [Information]


Keywords
GIS
Geographic Information Systems
ESRI
Ecosystem Service
Landscape Characteristics
Social Values


Personnel
THOMAS P. DINARDO
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: 303-202-4106
Fax: 303-202-4354
Email: tpdinardo at usgs.gov
Contact Address:
Rocky Mountain Geographic Science Center
P.O. Box 25046, MS-516
City: Denver
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80225-0046
Country: USA


USGS ROCKY MOUNTAIN GEOGRAPHIC SCIENCE CENTER
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Contact Address:
Box 25046, Mail Stop 516
City: Denver
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80225
Country: USA


TYLER B. STEVENS
Role: SERF AUTHOR
Phone: 301-851-8113
Email: Tyler.B.Stevens at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
5700 Rivertech Court
City: Riverdale
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20737
Country: USA


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Creation and Review Dates
SERF Creation Date: 2010-10-05
SERF Last Revision Date: 2018-10-22



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