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Table 3 Appropriate tools for hypothetical national scale screening context in Uganda

From: A decision framework for identifying models to estimate forest ecosystem services gains from restoration

Tool Scalability Cost requirements Time requirements Uncertainty Applicability to BCA
ARIES 1 1 3 1 2
Co$ting Nature 2 1 1 3 2
EnSym 1 1 3 2 2
Envision 1 2 3 2 2
InVEST 1 1 2 2 2
LUCI 1 3 3 3 2
MIMES 1 3 3 2 2
TESSA 3 1 1 3 3
  1. Acronyms: ARIES Artificial Intelligence for Ecosystem Services, ENSYM Environmental Systems Modelling Platform, InVEST Integrated Valuation of Ecosystem Services and Tradeoffs, LUCI Land Utilisation and Capability Indicator, MIMES Multiscale Integrated Models of Ecosystem Services, TESSA Toolkit for Ecosystem Service Site-based Assessment