The Institute on the Environment (IonE) at the University of Minnesota seeks a Research Scholar in Natural Capital and Ecosystem Services. The Research Scholar will lead a research program focused on natural capital and ecosystem services, related to sustainable development, conservation, and/or land and water management decisions. This research should strive to articulate connections between decision-making, impacts on socio-ecological systems, and value to people. [Read more…] about Vacancy: Research Scholar in Natural Capital and Ecosystem Services
Alternet conference in Ghent, Belgium, 14-17 June 2022
Where and why do the benefits of biodiversity for ecological and human health arise and how can they be achieved? How and where can transformative change enable these benefits, including ensuring justice and equity? How can human-nature health solutions be developed? How can the adoption of these transformative biodiversity and human health solutions by society and communities be achieved, for example by transforming food systems?
The Alternet 2022 conference aims to address these questions by focusing on what interdisciplinary biodiversity research can contribute to the transformative change agenda in biodiversity and health. [Read more…] about Transformative Changes for Biodiversity and Health
ELD is partnering with WOCAT, UNCCD, GEO-LDN and FAO in the preparation of the workshop series “Scenarios for Integrated Land Use Planning” (S4ILUP) – for more information, please take a look at this trailer.
To lay the foundation for a workshop design which most adequately addresses current gaps and needs for actors in the land use planning field across the globe, an Advisory Board (See attached ToR) shall be established.
Following the workshop series (end 2022), a global network of land use planning experts will be maintained and moderated for at least 4 more years, supporting exchange in this field that is high on political agendas. [Read more…] about Call for Expression of Interest: membership of the advisory board for “Scenarios for Integrated Land Use Planning”
INES (INtegrated assessment and mapping of water-related Ecosystem Services for nature-based solutions in river basin management) is a three years fundamental research project funded by the Bulgarian National Science Fund. The project aims to develop a methodological framework for mapping, modeling, and assessment of water-related ecosystem services (WRES) in respect to the implementation of nature-based solutions in water management. The project is led by Stoyan Nedkov – professor at the National Institute of Geophysics, Geodesy and Geography of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (NIGGG-BAS), contact person of ESP in Bulgaria and co-lead of the South-East Europe Regional Chapter of the ESP.
In this paper Dr. Bulat K. Yessekin, regional coordinator of the Central Asian water and climate change platform and lead of ESP’s West & Central Asia regional chapter, outlines a new ecosystem based model to prevent water and social conflicts in Central Asia. He goes over the current traditional models for resource managemend and the ways the ecosystem approach can be implemented for the Central Asia context, with examples out of Kazakhstan.
Read the full article here.