InVEST

InVEST

Purpose: 
The InVEST software determines the valuation of ecosystem services and evaluates how impacts to ecosystems can alter the benefits they provide to humans.
Description: 
InVEST (Integrated Valuation of Ecosystem Services and Tradeoffs) is a software program that values ecosystem services and evaluates how different changes in ecosystems can impact the benefits that nature provides to humans, such as pollination, water purification, and recreational opportunities. The models produce spatial visualizations of results that include the locations of both ecosystem service suppliers and the people who benefit from those services.
Resource Level: 
Advanced