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-====== ​Ecosyste ​Services Indicators ======+====== ​Ecosystem ​Services Indicators ======
  
 An **indicator** is an observable value that is representative of a specific phenomenon of concern. Indicators provide a measurable proxy for scientists, managers, and policy- and decision-makers to understand trends in complex ecological processes such as [[:​wiki:​ecosystemservices|ecosystem services]]. As such, **indicators **are highlighting the links between social and environmental change influencing the capacity of ecosystems to maintain [[:​wiki:​provisioning_services|provisioning]],​ [[:​wiki:​regulating_services|regulating]],​ and [[:​wiki:​cultural_services|cultural ]]services. They are usually used for a specific purpose, for example to “provide a policy-maker with information about progress toward a goal” (TEEB 2010)((TEEB (2010). “The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity:​ Ecological and Economic Foundations.” P Kumar (ed.). Earthscan, London)) . In order to provide benefit, practitioners must effectively quantify the link between the indicator and the phenomenon of concern. Spatially-explicit approaches have been widely used to map a multitude of indicators, by merging theory and practice to advance sustainable planning and decision-making. In the analysis and evaluation of complex environmental interactions,​ [[:​wiki:​remote_sensing|remote sensing]] plays an important role and is widely used in the [[:​wiki:​wp_t2?​s[]=mapping&​s[]=assessment|mapping and assessment]] of [[:​wiki:​ecosystem_and_ecosystem_services?​s[]=ecosystem|ecosystem]] properties and functions. The term “indicator” is most often used in the fields of ecosystem services, ecology, and environmental planning. An **indicator** is an observable value that is representative of a specific phenomenon of concern. Indicators provide a measurable proxy for scientists, managers, and policy- and decision-makers to understand trends in complex ecological processes such as [[:​wiki:​ecosystemservices|ecosystem services]]. As such, **indicators **are highlighting the links between social and environmental change influencing the capacity of ecosystems to maintain [[:​wiki:​provisioning_services|provisioning]],​ [[:​wiki:​regulating_services|regulating]],​ and [[:​wiki:​cultural_services|cultural ]]services. They are usually used for a specific purpose, for example to “provide a policy-maker with information about progress toward a goal” (TEEB 2010)((TEEB (2010). “The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity:​ Ecological and Economic Foundations.” P Kumar (ed.). Earthscan, London)) . In order to provide benefit, practitioners must effectively quantify the link between the indicator and the phenomenon of concern. Spatially-explicit approaches have been widely used to map a multitude of indicators, by merging theory and practice to advance sustainable planning and decision-making. In the analysis and evaluation of complex environmental interactions,​ [[:​wiki:​remote_sensing|remote sensing]] plays an important role and is widely used in the [[:​wiki:​wp_t2?​s[]=mapping&​s[]=assessment|mapping and assessment]] of [[:​wiki:​ecosystem_and_ecosystem_services?​s[]=ecosystem|ecosystem]] properties and functions. The term “indicator” is most often used in the fields of ecosystem services, ecology, and environmental planning.
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