UPLB INREM holds successful INVEST Workshop
Published on

28 June 2022

Through the DOST-PCAARRD funded projects entitled “Integration of Traditional and Modern Bioproduction Systems for a Sustainable and Resilient Future Under Climate and Ecosystems Changes (ITMoB)” and “Research for Development: Payment for Ecosystem Services Outcome for Sustainable Water Provision (R4D: PESO SWaP) in Barobbob Watershed, Nueva Vizcaya, Philippines,” UPLB INREM conducted a two-and-half-day training workshop on Integrated Valuation of Ecosystem Services and Tradeoffs (InVEST) last 20-22 June 2022 via Zoom platform.

Invited participants were from partner-stakeholders of the two projects. The activity aimed to capacitate teams of faculty and researchers from different state university and interested staff from Local Government Units and National Government Agencies in using the InVEST modeling software package for mapping and valuing ecosystem goods and services.

Specialists and project staff, namely Dr. Asa Jose Sajise, Dr. Canesio Predo, Dr. Cristino Tiburan, Jr., and Asst. Prof. Jan Joseph Dida, provided lectures on basic concepts of the InVEST modeling tool. Asst. Prof. Jan Joseph Dida, together with Asst. Prof. Nico Almarines, led the step-by-step application of the tool. (Adelaine Arganda, University Research Associate II – UPLB INREM)