The first week of March, members of the BWG5 took part in the first lead author’s meeting of the MedECC report in Milán, Italy. The network of Mediterranean Experts on Climate and environmental Change (MedECC) is preparing a report on the current status and potential impacts of climate change in ecosystems of the Mediterranean basin using the most recent scientific evidence (there is a strong focus on the impacts of climate change on ecosystem service provision and human wellbeing). [Read more…] about Members of the ESP Mediterranean working group participated in the First Lead Author’s meeting of the MedECC report.
Members of the BWG5 will host a session in the upcoming 2019 ESP World conference about “integration of methodological approaches to evaluate ecosystem services’ dynamics”. Come and join us to present your work about how the integration of multiple approaches can help to improve assessments of ecosystem services in complex socio-ecological systems. Our session will include different oral presentations and an interactive discussion for developing more solid and robust assessments in this specific socio-ecological context in the future. Besides, anyone interested in contributing to the Mediterranean ecosystem services working group is also very welcome to participate in the session. We are particularly looking forward to discussing with colleagues from ESP working groups on mapping, modeling and indicators. The call for abstracts is open now and until 10th June.
The Advanced Course on Ecosystems Services, Nature and Governance: concepts, tools and applications will take place at IB-S, University of Minho, Campus Gualtar, Braga, on May 6-10, 2019.
In this advanced course, the concepts of ecosystem functions and services will be explored, together with the tools for mapping and modelling, valuation approaches, financing mechanisms and inclusion of ecosystem services into decision making and corporate strategy. [Read more…] about Upcoming Advanced Course on Ecosystems Services, Nature and Governance, May 6-10 2019, Braga, Portugal
In this new study, Alejandra Morán-Ordóñez, José V. Roces-Díaz, Lluís Brotons (members of the ESP Mediterranean working group) and colleagues, reviewed the available literature on the use of ecological models to predict global change environmental impacts, to answer the following questions: (1) what are the modelling approaches most commonly used to predict the condition and trends of biodiversity and ecosystem services under future scenarios of global change? (2) what are the drivers of change considered in future scenarios and at what scales? (3) what are the biodiversity/nature and ecosystem services indicators most commonly evaluated? [Read more…] about How are we assessing the future of Mediterranean forests? New publication by members of the ESP Mediterranean working group
New publication on expert-based matrices for ecosystem services assessment from members of the ESP Mediterranean working group
C. Sylvie Campagne and Philip K. Roche from the National Research Institute of Science and Technology for Environment and Agriculture, Aix-en-Provence, France, have just published the article May the matrix be with you! Guidelines for the application of expert-based matrix approach for ecosystem services assessment and mapping in One Ecosystem, doi: 10.3897/oneeco.3.e24134. [Read more…] about Expert-based matrices for ES assessment