IA2.8. Trade-off ES assessment of fire-resilient landscape design



What kind of result is this?

Tool for Ecosystem Service Trade-off Analysis

What’s the area addressed?

Ecosystem Conservation and Landscape design
Landscape management 

What’s the covered phase?

Prevention and Preparedness 

What’s the addressed challenge?

EWE and the associated management interventions have a profound impact on ecosystem services crucial for the socio-economic-ecological sustainability of forest landscapes. The intricate trade-offs among regulatory and other ecosystem services necessitate informed decision-making and planning. To provide decision-makers and forest managers with the necessary insights, a sophisticated tool leveraging complex mathematical and computer-based methodologies is essential.

What value is proposed?

The proposed tool will be designed to effectively inform end users, including policymakers, forest managers, and various stakeholders, facilitating the development of management interventions and plans that addresses the trade-offs inherent in the wake of Extreme Wildfire Events.

Who can use it?

Forest planners (forest owner associations) and managers

What type of tool is it?

Model, Ecosystem Services Trade off Maps, Reports

How does it look like?

Optimization tools, Decision /Trade off Maps

This tool is…

☐ a new tool

⊠ an improved tool

What are the vision & mission statement?

To develop the analysis of trade-offs between EWE regulatory ecosystem services and other ecosystem services (e.g., CO2 storage/emissions saving, effects in biodiversity) over extended planning horizons to address ecological and socioeconomic dimensions of planning for fire-resilient landscapes.

When will it be complete?

Winter 2025



This IA is implemented in the Living Lab(s)…

Catalonia, Greece, Portugal


Susete Marques

Dagm Abate