A review on principle and application of the InVEST model
TANG Yao;ZHU Weiping;ZHANG Hui;SONG Yu;Institute of Remote Sensing and Earth Sciences, Hangzhou Normal University;Zhejiang Provincial Key Laboratory of Urban Wetlands and Regional Change, Hangzhou Normal University;College of Life and Environmental Sciences, Hangzhou Normal University;
To cope with the increasingly widespread regional and global scale ecological problems, more attention has been paid to study the relationship between the economy(human activities) and ecosystem services. The ecosystem service evaluation has important significance for sustainable development, and is the basis of ecosystem management. The spatially distributed model provides a new evaluation methodology based on 3S technology and overcomes the limitations of the traditional quantitative assessment methods. Spatially distributed model can achieve spatial expression, dynamic analysis and quantitative assessment for ecosystem services. The application and research progress of the InVEST model, its potential application, data requirements, limitations, and the prospects of future development were also discussed in the paper.