Tool Development

BESS - Biodiversity and Ecosystem Service Sustainability

UK NERC Research Programme

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 overall goals of BESS are to:

6th Annual International ESP Conference 2013

27-31 August 2013, Bali, Indonesia

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.

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Date: 
Monday, 26 August, 2013 - 15:00 - Wednesday, 30 October, 2013 - 16:00
Location: 
Bali, Indonesia

Ecosystem Service Valuation Post-Doc Position Open at Dow

The Dow Chemical Company (Dow) recognizes the value of incorporating nature into global business goals, decisions and strategies. A key activity moving forward is the development and application of appropriate tools for the valuation of biodiversity and ecosystem services.

Dow is currently seeking a Post-Doc to work on Ecosystem Service Valuation at Dow's headquarters in Midland, Michigan. The project will focus on the development, evaluation and application of analytical tools for ecosystem service valuation to various Dow-owned lands. 

Scenarios for ecosystem service assessments

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.

Year started: 
2011
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Webinar: Achieving Environmental Goals through Water Utility-based Incentive Programs

The second installment in The University of Arizona Water Resources Research Center’s webinar series focused on innovative approaches to link water use and the environment will take place on May 10, 2012 at 1:00pm MST/12:00pm PST.

The theme for this webinar is, “Achieving Environmental Goals through Water Utility-based Incentive Programs.” Featured speakers include:

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Date: 
Thursday, 10 May, 2012 - 12:00 - 13:00
Location: 
http://elluminate.oia.arizona.edu/scheduleMeetingnochair.php?sessionId=739657

Saving and relocating of a urban ecology

Normally when a complex is planned to construct a multistory housing apartment in a compact city like Dhaka, the rich ecology there are left unattended and unwatered for the long period between the agreement  signing (ecology owner & construction company) and authority approval obtaining- normally 12 to 18 months.

Most of the plants die in the mean time. Slum dwellers collect some for fuel wood. The left over are bulldogged and thrown away by the company while start construction.

Year started: 
2010
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Webinar: "Making the link between water efficiency and the environment: Conserve to Enhance."

The University of Arizona Water Resources Research Center (WRRC) is pleased to announce a new webinar series focused on the establishing programs to link utility-based water efficiency programs with environmental enhancement. We invite you to join us February 21, 2012 at 1:00pm MST/12:00pm PST for the first webinar in the series, “Making the link between water efficiency and the environment: Conserve to Enhance.” To participate, follow this link:

Event details
Date: 
Tuesday, 21 February, 2012 - 12:00 - 13:00
Location: 
http://elluminate.oia.arizona.edu/scheduleMeetingnonetid.php?sessionId=625043
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