Hi, I’m using InVEST to study the correlation between land cover arrangements and ES supply. I’m focussing on 4 ES types, which will be weighted according to ES demand in this particular location. I will be running hundreds of land cover scenarios, using a limited set of LULC types represented by randomly generated contiguous shapefiles, arranged within a fixed site area.
I’m interested in how I can use InVEST for ES trade-off analysis. This will help determine what landscape arrangements are best in meeting the specific ES demand of the locality.
Is it a matter of doing this analysis ‘manually’ i.e. visually comparing ES performance calculated by InVEST over a range of scenarios? Or is there an algorithm in place that could assist with this? I suspect there isn’t such an algorithm, but I would value any feedback on how other InVEST users have tackled this type of exercise.