ESML Data Map
The ESML database includes three kinds of records: Source Documents, Ecological models (EMs), and EM Variables. Each record is identified by a corresponding type of identification number (i.e., Doc ID #, EM ID #, and Var ID #). Each record includes several categories of descriptors. Click on a category to see what subcategories or descriptors it contains. Click on a descriptor to see its definition as well as the instructions used by ESML data enterers to interpret and populate that descriptor.
EMs citing this document as a source
EMs citing this document for a compared EM
Policy or Decision Context
Method Only or Application of Method
EM Time Reference (Future/Past)
EM Temporal Grain Size Value
EM Temporal Grain Size Unit
Spatial Extent Area (Magnitude)
EM Computational Approach
Statistical Estimation of EM
Model Calibration Performed?
Model Goodness of Fit Reported?
Goodness of Fit (metric| value | unit)
Model Validation Performed?
Model Uncertainty Analysis performed?
Model Sensitivity Analysis Performed?
Model Sensitivity Analysis Include Interactions?
Centroid Coordinates Status
EM Environmental Sub-Class
Specific Environment Type
NESCS Environmental Sub-class
NESCS Plus Ecological End-Product Class
NESCS Plus Ecological End-Product Subclass
NESCS Plus Ecological End-Product Modifier
Intermediate Variable Type
Variable Classification Hierarchy
5: Ecosystem Services Supply
6: Demand for Ecosystem Services
Temporal Grain Size Value
Temporal Grain Size Units
Variability Expression Given?
Variability Expression Used in Modeling?
Variable Used in Sensitivity Analysis?
Validation Approach (within, between, etc.)
Validation Quality (Qual/Quant)
Validation Method (Stat/Deviance)
Validation Metric Unit
Use of Measured Response Data