Ten years of ecosystem services matrix: Review of a (r)evolution

One of the methods to assess Ecosystem Services (ES) – the benefits people obtain from ecosystems: the ES Matrix approach, has been increasingly used in the last decade. A review of its application, published in the open-access, peer-reviewed journal One Ecosystem, confirms its flexibility, appropriateness and utility for decision-making, as well as its ability to increase awareness. Nevertheless, it is often used in a ‘quick and dirty’ way that calls for more transparency and variability analyses.