On International Biodiversity Day, May 22nd 2018, the International Journal of Biodiversity Science, Ecosystem Services & Management (IJBESM) announced Alexander van Oudenhoven and Berta Martín-López as new Co-Editors-in-Chief. They took over from Rudolf de Groot, who had led the Journal since 2010. [Read more…] about New Co-Editors in Chief of IJBESM share their vision for the journal
New publication on expert-based matrices for ecosystem services assessment from members of the ESP Mediterranean working group
C. Sylvie Campagne and Philip K. Roche from the National Research Institute of Science and Technology for Environment and Agriculture, Aix-en-Provence, France, have just published the article May the matrix be with you! Guidelines for the application of expert-based matrix approach for ecosystem services assessment and mapping in One Ecosystem, doi: 10.3897/oneeco.3.e24134. [Read more…] about Expert-based matrices for ES assessment
Members of the ESP Mediterranean biome working group contributed to a new publication on global change effects on land management in the Mediterranean region.
In this study, Žiga Malek and colleagues developed a future land use change scenario which demonstrates that sustainable development in the Mediterranean basin would allow for food security as well as the conservation and Mediterranean wetlands. You can access the full publication here.
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
This special issue explores ES oriented concepts, methodologies and models addressing environmental and socio-economic drivers of change that are responsible for alterations in ES supply, this also embraces integration of ES into risk and (cumulative) impact assessment. Contributions are horizontal to all biomes (terrestrial, freshwater and marine) and cover all geographical scales (regional to global). Submission deadline 31 July. [Read more…] about Call for Papers in STOTEN: Ecosystem Services in a Changing Environment