SCALEFORES: Scaling Rules For Ecosystem Service Mapping

Three maps showing levels of ecosystem services from a landscape


This project aims to develop and test novel modelling frameworks to explore the drivers of ecosystem services at different spatial scales in order to predict and map their delivery.

Research objectives

Our role on the project is to:

  • Co-develop and apply the modelling frameworks
  • Work with the National Forest Inventory (NFI) team to deliver detailed information on the function and service delivery of UK forest ecosystems
  • Extract landscape composition and structure variables measured at different scales

Results so far

We are currently extracting and compiling data with the NFI and exploring modelling approaches with Southampton University.


SCALEFORES is a 5-year project (July 2016 to July 2021).


Dr. Chloe Bellamy

Funders and partners

This project is funded by an ERC Starting Grant to Felix Eigenbrod at Southampton University. Forest Research and the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology are subcontracted to work on this project in collaboration with Felix’s research team.