ESP member Dr. Bulat K.Yessekin, a senior expert on water, environment and climate change and also The National Coordinator on sustainable development of Kazakhstan for UN from 1998 to 2012 has recently written the following report titled “SDGs: What’s wrong and what do we need to change”. [Read more…] about SDGs: what’s wrong and what do we need to change
Hi Everyone, I would like to invite you to submit abstract for the session I’m co-hosting during the coming ESP Europe meeting in Tartu, T14 – Recent Advances in green and blue infrastructure ecosystem services and disservices.
From rural to urban spaces
Our session aims to present recent research results regarding GBI, their ecological characteristics, functions and the ecosystem services they deliver in different context, but also to address the policyscapes and stakeholder interactions controlling their management and planning, as well as the integration of citizens interests, preferences and participation regarding GBI, through CS actions. [Read more…] about Mind submitting abstract to session T14 about Green Infrastructures, next ESP Europe meeting in Tartu
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.