The term ecosystem services is often used to describe, both in general and very specifically, benefits provided by nature and valued by people. However, many of the widely used definitions are not sufficiently specific for consistent and precise identification of such services (Nahlik et al., 2012).
Biodiversity & Ecosystem Service Sustainability (BESS) is a six-year (2011-2017) UK Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) programme, designed to answer fundamental questions about the functional role of biodiversity in key ecosystem processes and the delivery of ecosystem processes at the landscape scale.
The following games were created for a deep sea restoration workshop attended by deep sea biologists, economists, and other researchers. The purpose of the games was to highlight the existence of tradeoffs in environmental decision making – especially restoration. We also used these games to explore how people make decisions about consumption and conservation.
The Ecosystem Services Partnership invites you to the 6th annual ESP conference, which will be held from 27-31 August 2013, on Bali, Indonesia. Don't miss your chance to interact and exchange ideas with other ESP members, practitioners, educators, policy-makers, researchers, and many others in this International and exotic setting. Be part of working-groups producing outcomes ranging from journal articles, white papers, book chapters, grant proposals, database structures, websites, and much more.
The technical services contractor who supports NOAA's Coastal Services Center is looking for a grad student (or rising grad student) who would like to spend the winter in Charleston, South Carolina working with economic data related to the management of the coasts, oceans, and Great Lakes. Please see the attached document.
The Natural Capital Project has published two reports and six case studies on developing scenarios in the context of assessing ecosystem services to inform decisions. This includes a Scenarios Primer that introduces scenarios with short case studies and Scenarios Guidance and Case Studies which is a more detailed resource for practitioners with full case studies and links to further resources.