• Visual Quality Analysis (Perspective view) from Traditional Fish Weir
  • Visual Quality Analysis (Perspective view) of Kennedy Lake
  • Carbon Sequestration as seen from Perspective view over Traditional Fish Weir
  • Carbon Sequestration (Perspective view) of Kennedy Lake
  • Figure3 – All Pannels
  • Figure3 – All Pannels

Operationalizing Resilience over the Long-term

What can be Learned from Ecosystem Baselines?

Along with Dr. Sarah Gergel, Director of the Centre for Applied Conservation Research, and others, we examine the trade-offs between ecosystem services in Clayoquot Sound on Vancouver Island. I use 3D geovisualization and my own spatially-explicit GIS model to quantify cultural services in order to assess trade-offs with other ecosystem services. This entails using historical aerial photos to reconstruct 3D representations of the forested landscape and model potential impacts of climate change.


Tomscha, S., Chamberlain, B.C., Gergel, S. (in review). Enhanced viewshed analysis as a tool to promote more equitable assessment of ecosystem services. Ecosystems.

Chamberlain, B., Gergel, S., Thomscha, S. A Spatially Explicit Analysis of Ecosystem Services in Clayoquot Sound, BC. Association of American Geographers 2015 Annual Meeting. Chicago, IL, April 2015.

Chamberlain, B., Gergel, S., Thomscha, S. Mapping Cultural Ecosystem Services and Aesthetics to Inform Landscape Planning Decisions. Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture 2015. Manhattan, KS, March 2015.

Gergel, S., Tomscha, S., Chamberlain, B., Berthin, A. (2012). Diverse Ecosystem Services for Diverse People: Mapping ecosystem service heterogeneity from multiple perspectives. 5th annual Ecosystem Services Partnership (ESP) conference. Portland, OR, August.

Gergel, S., Tomscha, S., Chamberlain, B., Berthin, A. Operationalizing Resilience Over the Long-term: Learning from Ecosystem Baselines. Climate Change Solutions: The Road Ahead (PICS Annual Forum). Victoria, BC June, 2012.


Dr. Sarah Gergel
Stephanie Tomscha
Alex Berthin


Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions