|| 要旨トップ | 本企画の概要 |||日本生態学会第60回全国大会 (2013年3月，静岡) 講演要旨|
Ecosystem services are the benefits that humans derive from dynamics of ecosystems which strongly depended on changing land-use/cover patterns locally, regionally and globally. Consequently, the land-use/cover patterns may be responded to the dynamics in the ecosystems and their services. Therefore, to ensure sustainability of ecosystem services and environmental resources, it is necessary to understand and quantify changes of land use/cover patterns and ecosystem services induced by complex interactions between natural processes and social drivers. However, numerous land-use/cover models have been widely studied and developed to simulate patterns and consequences of land-use/cover changes for various purposes. Recently, advanced models for predicting ecosystem services are rapidly being developed and upgraded by multidisciplinary researchers. Accordingly, to develop user-friendly integration models of land-use/cover and ecosystem services using technical base tools such as models in geographic information systems (GIS) becomes an ensure issue for effectively evaluating scenarios for decision-makers in sustaining ecosystem services. Therefore, the aims of this study are to (1) review and evaluate land-use/cover models, (2) review and evaluate ecosystem services models, (3) present one case study in integrating a land use model and an ecosystem services model in GIS platform.