Payment for Environmental Services

This research elements goes in the details of the payments associated with the use of environmental services.

Water Storage and Treatment in Working Agricultural Systems

  • Design and verification of a pilot PES program in the Northern Everglades Basin
  • Landowners store water and receive payment for storing water and removing nutrients
  • Integrated surface and ground water modeling to optimize water storage


Biodiversity Linkages

  • Linking ranchland hydrology to ecology
    • Plant (forage, obligate, & invasive) and animal (vertebrate & invertebrate)

Hydroecologic Modeling and Decision Support for PES

  • Measurement, modeling, tradeoff analysis
  • Tradeoffs: water availability versus native biodiversity; effects on stressors such as invasive plants and mosquitoes.

Payment for Environmental Services