We are very happy to announce that the ESP Asia Regional Office will officially open on 22 September. The regional office is supported by Gyeonngi provincial government of South Korea and ESP Asian members. The initiative for the regional office was discussed and agreed among members at the First Asian ESP Conference earlier this year. The office will be located in Pyeonghwa nuri park close to the DMZ(demilitarized zone) shared with North Korea and it is a truly symbolic place of “Nature for Peace”. This Regional office will serve as foothold to strengthen the ESP Asian network and to support nature-based solutions promoting ES polices and practices in Asia.
The International Journal of Biodiversity Science, Ecosystem Services & Management (IJBESM) will move to full open access from 26 September 2016 onwards. The journal responds to requests by most funders and policymakers, who want the work they fund available to everyone. The regular Article Publishing Charge (APC) will be €625 only. Full ESP members will receive a 15% discount on the APC. Manuscripts submitted before September 26th will, if accepted, become available open access for free. [Read more…] about IJBESM to become a fully open access journal
The ACES 2016 Conference will take place December 5-9 2016. ACES 2016 is now recruiting student volunteers for various supporting roles including AV Operators, Moderator Assistants and Registration Assistants. Volunteers must be currently pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree from an accredited college or university, preferably in a subject area applicable to Ecosystem Services.
In return for your service, student volunteers receive a free conference registration and free shared guest room accommodations for up to five nights! Click here for details on volunteering.
Dear ESP friends,
We’re half way through 2016 and the year of the next ESP World Conference is approaching fast. For both the ESP World Conference 2017 and the Regional Conferences in 2018, we would like to know if you wish to become involved in organisation. [Read more…] about Call for expression of interest: ESP World Conference 2017
The Handbook on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services in Impact Assessment presents state-of-the-art methodological guidance and discussion of international practice related to the integration of biodiversity and ecosystem services in impact assessment. A variety of case studies provide examples of the use of information on biodiversity and ecosystem services in different types of impact assessment to improve decisions at all levels, from strategic choices to individual projects. [Read more…] about New Handbook on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services in Impact Assessment