The ESP Oceania Region covers Australia, New Zealand and the countries and territories of the Pacific Islands making up Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia. This region aligns with the IUCN Oceania Region. A snapshot of the region can be found on the IUCN website.
The Oceania Chapter of the ESP is currently under development.
Oceania Regional Chapter Lead Team:
- Simone Maynard (Australia)
This position is currently vacant – for regional balance a Co-Lead is sourced from the small island states in Oceania. Please contact Simone Maynard for more information on this position.
Active National ESP Networks:
- Australia: This network is Chaired by Neville Crossman. It is still in its preliminary stages of development.
- New Zealand: This network is Chaired by Michael Townsend. It is still in its preliminary stages of development.
If you are interested in establishing a national network in this region please contact Dolf de Groot.
Please contact us to upload news relating to your ecosystem services project in Oceania.
- Australia 21 has been active in promoting ecosystem services in Australia for sometime. Through high-level stakeholder workshops, a draft National Ecosystem Services Strategy for Australia was developed. Here is a link to the Australia 21 ecosystem services project.
- The South East Queensland (SEQ) Ecosystem Services Framework is now available online!
- The Australia 21 group in partnership with the Department of Agriculture and Australian National University have recently released their new report Considering the environment in national strategic thinking.
Please contact us to upload publications relating to your ecosystem services research in Oceania.
- Ausseil, A.-G., Dymond, J., Kirschbaum, M., Andrew, R. & R. Parfitt (2013). Assessing the mulitple ecosystem services in New Zealand at the catchmnet scale. Environmental Modelling & Software. 43: 37-48.
- Crossman, N., Burkhard, B., Nedkov, S., Willemen, L., Petz, K., Palomo, I., Drakou, E., Martin-Lopez, B., McPhearson, T., Boyanova, K., Alkemade, R., Egoh, B., Dunbar, M. & J. Maes (2013). A blueprint for mapping and modelling ecosystem services. Ecosystem Services. 4: 4 – 14.
- Liu, S. & N., Crossman (2013). Bringing ecosystem services into integrated water management. Journal of Environmental Management. 129: 92 – 102.
- Maynard, S., James, D. & A. Davidson (2010). The Development of an Ecosystem Services Framework for South East Queensland. Environmental Management. 45(5): 881-895.
- Maynard, S., James, D. & A. Davidson (2012). An adaptive participatory approach for developing an ecosystem services framework for South East Queensland, Australia. International Journal of Biodiversity Science, Ecosystem Services & Management. 1–8.
- Morrison, M. & D. Hatton-MacDonald (2010). Economic valuation of environmental benefits in the Murray-Darling Basin. Canberra, Australia.
- Petter, M., Mooney, S., Maynard, S., Davidson, A., Cox, M. and I. Horosack (2012). A methodology to map ecosystem functions to support ecosystem services assessments. Ecology and Society. 18(1):31.
- Pittock, J. , Cork. S & S., Maynard (2012). The state of the application of ecosystem services in Australia. Ecosystem Services. 1: 111 – 120.
- Plant, R., Taylor, C., Hamstead, M. & T. Prior (2012). Recognising the broader benefits of aquatic ecosystems in water planning: an ecosystem services approach. National Water Commission. Canberra, Australia.
Townsend, M. & S. Thrush (2012). Ecosystem functioning, goods and services in the coastal environment. Auckland Regional Council Technical Report 2010/033. National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research.