We will make some proofs of concept by the identification of Socio-Ecosystem Functional Types of Southern Spain and Northern Morocco, and also in the Dry Chaco (Argentina). Such regions have contrasting biophysical systems and different socio-cultural and economic contexts. We will evaluate whether the Socio-Ecosystem Functional Type classification reveals known patterns of ecosystem functions and human activities in these regions. We will also evaluate its potential for characterizing ecosystem services supply and demand and for comparing across sites and years.