University of Canberra
Research Projects
Ecosystem services in the Australian Capital Region
State/Territory: ACT

The main goal of this study is to understand how the changing human-environment interactions affect the provision of ecosystem services. I am using a remote-sensing based methodology for estimating the regional impacts of human developments on ecosystems structure and function. The specific objectives include describing land use/ land cover patterns in the ACR and to characterize qualitatively and quantitatively five key ecosystem services: (i) carbon flows and storage; (ii) food provision; (iii) probability of occurrence of biodiversity in the landscape; (iv) water quality and storage; and (v) recreation and ecotourism.

Geographic location:
Australian Capital Region (ACR) including the ACT.
Research theme:
Climate Change and Sustainability
ANU, The Fenner School
Funding agency:
Main researchers:
Luciana Porfirio
01 Jan 2007 - 30 Jun 2011