Our work group started a new project: assessing the economic significance of nature's benefits

At the request of the Environmental Agency, researchers from the University of Tartu and the Estonian University of Life Sciences, led by our work group, will map the economic value of Estonia's main terrestrial ecosystems (forests, swamps, meadows, agricultural ecosystems) by 2023 in order to create a more sustainable society. The aim of this work is to develop opportunities that would help us to take better into account the fundamental role of ecosystems in supporting human well-being, both in land use planning and in the economy as a whole. The project is a continuation of the ELME project, where the status and benefits of terrestrial ecosystems were mapped.

See the project page here and read more about it in Postimees (in Estonian).


University of Tartu Landscape Biodiversity Group

J. Liivi 2, 50409, Tartu, ESTONIA

Aveliina Helm / +372 5553 8679 / aveliina.helm@ut.ee
Tsipe Aavik / +372 516 1187 / tsipe.aavik@ut.ee