Ecosystems or landscapes provide multiple ecosystems services. Sometimes the simultaneous delivery of several desired/demanded ES is not possible, strongly inhibit each other, or initiate conflict: we talk about “ES trade-offs”. On the other hand, the delivery of some ecosystem services enhance the delivery of other ecosystem services: in that case, we talk about “synergies”. A trade-off can potentially result in a conflict between users, depending on who bears the burden and who benefits from the ES supply (TEEB, 2010; Turkelboom et al., 2017). [Read more…] about TWG10: Tips and tricks to combine multiple methods to assess ES and their trade-offs
Setting the ground to advance MAES in Europe´s overseas
Mapping and Assessment of Ecosystems and their Services (MAES), as part of the EU Biodiversity Strategy to 2020, is entering a new phase in the Outermost Regions and Overseas Countries and Territories of the European Union. With the Kick-off of the MOVE-ON Project, the European Commission funded another initiative to enhance work on ecosystems, their services, biodiversity and condition in the EU Overseas. [Read more…] about EU Project MOVE-ON celebrates virtual Kick-Off Meeting
The interdisciplinary research of the Professorship of Ecological Services (PES), University of Bayreuth aims at better ecological management of agricultural landscapes facing climate change. Towards this goal, one PhD position is currently available to conduct research on change of yield of crops in agricultural landscape of Bavaria. The goal is to understand the reasons for spatial patterns of crop yield increase, variability and underperformance.
This vacancy was published 26 November 2019, and it is open for applications until the position is filled. Start is planned for February 2020.
UFZ Helmholtz Center for Environmental Research (Halle/Leipzig) is offering a PhD position on the Effects of landscape heterogeneity and crop diversity on biological pest control and pollinator health.
Closing date for applications: 01.12.2019
Project starts: 01.02.2020.
Interested candidates should apply through the UFZ website. [Read more…] about PhD job offer: Effects of landscape heterogeneity and crop diversity on biological pest control and pollinator health
The Blue Challenge, a project on blue economy coordinated by ESP member and Costa Rica NN lead Marcello Hernández-Blanco in 16 countries in Latin America, in partnership with the Forever Costa Rica Association and the Center for Marine Research of the University of Costa Rica, organized a series of events with Robert Costanza in Costa Rica to talk about the ecological economics approach to development, especially in a country like Costa Rica which has shown significant achievements on sustainable development, but that also has important challenges.
Read on for Marcello Hernández-Blanco’s summary of last months events organised in Costa Rica: [Read more…] about Series of events on Ecological economics approach to development organised in Costa Rica