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.
We kindly invite you to the Interdisciplinary Summerschool on Integrating Ecosystem Services into Urban Planning, which will take place in Usti nad Labem, Czech Republic, 3rd week of June 2019.
News frequently report about “European heat wave”, “natural disaster”, or “species extinction”. Such issues are the consequences of urbanization and land use intensification; they show how far we are apart from a sustainable use of nature. These challenges can be counteracted by two innovative concepts, namely on ecosystem services and green infrastructure.
This summer school is going to share the existing knowledge about ecosystem services and green infrastructure. [Read more…] about Interdisciplinary Summerschool on Integrating Ecosystem Services into Urban Planning
Dear ESP community,
We are offering an open PhD position at the Estonian University of Life Sciences on Data-driven modelling of human activity on ecosystems sustainability. If you or some of your students is interested, please do not hesitate to contact Miguel Villosada. There are only two weeks left to apply for the position! See details below. [Read more…] about Open PhD position at the Estonian University of Life Sciences
Recently, Ana Paula García-Nieto and other colleagues of the ESP Mediterranean Biome Working group published an analysis of the “Impacts of urbanization around Mediterranean cities: Changes in ecosystem service supply”. For eight European and four North African cities, we have quantified changes in peri-urban land cover, for periods of sixteen years (1990–2006) in the Northern African, and twenty-two years (1990–2012) in the European cities. Based on land cover changes and using an expert based method, we derived quantitative estimates of the dynamics in the supply of twenty-seven ecosystem services. [Read more…] about New publication on the impacts of urbanization in ES supply by members of the ESP Mediterranean WG