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Table 4 Appropriate tools for hypothetical precision decision-making context in PES scheme for watershed services

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
EnSym 1 1 3 2 2
Envision 1 2 3 2 2
EVT 2 3 1 3 1
InVEST 1 1 2 2 2
LUCI 1 3 3 3 2
MIMES 1 3 3 2 2
NAIS 2 3 1 3 1
  1. Acronyms: ARIES Artificial Intelligence for Ecosystem Services, ENSYM Environmental Systems Modelling Platform, EVT Ecosystem Valuation Toolkit, InVEST Integrated Valuation of Ecosystem Services and Tradeoffs, LUCI Land Utilisation and Capability Indicator, MIMES Multiscale Integrated Models of Ecosystem Services, NAIS Natural Assets Information System