New publications, sessions at the ESP Europe Conference 2018 and guest presentations! Here are the latest news from the National Network of Germany:
The colleagues from the German NN, Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg, Dept. Sustainable Landscape Development, have published two interesting papers to improve the ecosystem services concept in regional and urban planning.
Arnold et al. (2018) covers a differentiated spatial assessment of urban ecosystem services in Halle; namely global climate regulation, local climate regulation, air pollution control, water cycle regulation, food production, nature experience and leisure activities. The spatial assessment was based on the regional biotope and land use data set, hemeroby (degree of naturalness) and the accessibility of open space. Gorn et al. (2018) presents a novel approach that combines the ES matrix assessment with the Delphi approach, confidence ratings, standardized confidence levels, and scenario assessment.
The colleagues from the Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg, Dept. Sustainable Landscape Development, organize two sessions at the ESP Europe Conference 2018. The session T18b – Governing the trade-offs of peri-urban ecosystem services is planned in cooperation with Luis Inostroza, Daniele La Rosa, and Ingo Zasada. The session focuses on defining, analyzing and managing peri-urban ecosystem services trade-offs. The session T14c – Bottlenecks and opportunities for applying ecosystem services in spatial planning is in cooperation with Christian Albert, Andrea Arcidiacono, Chiara Cortinovis, Davide Geneletti, Francis Turkelboom, Christina von Haaren, Stefano Salata and Silvia Ronchi. The session aims at the identification of recurring bottlenecks in the application of ecosystem services in spatial planning, and to explore possible solutions for overcoming these challenges in practice.
Furthermore, there will be a presentation of Global interconnections in ecosystem services provision and use – the case of Germany in the session T11 – Telecoupling through global and interregional flows of ecosystem services. A group of 18 authors have analyzed Germany´s interconnection with ecosystem services in other countries through: a) cocoa import (biophysical flow of traded goods), b) migratory birds providing pest control (flow mediated by species through migration and dispersal), c) floodplain ecosystems providing flood control (passive biophysical flow) and d) China´s panda loan to the Berlin Zoo (information flow).