There is an urgent need to understand how natural stocks are linked to flows of ecosystem services and how these linkages are likely to change in the future, given the environmental challenges of an increasing population, demand for housing and infrastructure, the need to feed a rapidly growing planet and climate change. [Read more…] about Joint BES and BESS Symposium: Advances in Biodiversity & Ecosystem Services Cardiff
ESP connects over 3000 ecosystem services scientists, policy makers and practitioners who work together in more than 40 Working Groups and a growing number of National Networks on all continents. ESP regularly organises World and Regional conferences and provides many Services to further enhance the application of ecosystem services for nature conservation, ecosystem restoration and sustainable management. Partner up with ESP and join in the global effort for the future of our Natural Capital!
A session on Social – Ecological Systems and participatory methods for sustainable landscape management will take place at the IALE 2017 European Congress (September 12-15 2017). [Read more…] about Call for abstracts session Social-Ecological Systems and participatory methods for sustainable landscape management
The Association has launched a new policy research initiative worth £15,000 (C. €17,000, US$18,000) to successful teams aiming to connect their work and wider communities to societal questions and policy needs.
This new initiative is called an “Expo” taking the word’s meaning of a “comprehensive description and explanation of an idea or theory”. [Read more…] about Announcing the funding of £15,000 for the Regional Studies Association Policy Expos
Members of the ESP Mediterranean working group participated in the 2017 joint meeting of the International Society of Mediterranean Ecology (MEDECOS) and the Spanish Ecological Society (AEET), celebrated between the 31st of January and 4th of February in Seville, Spain. The main focus of the joint conference was the ecology and evolution of Mediterranean ecosystems and their species, from plants to animals and also microorganisms. [Read more…] about BWG 5 members participated at the XIV MEDECOS & AEET meeting in Seville, January 2017
The conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity and ecosystem services are fundamental to the well-being of current and future generations. Yet the depletion and degradation of natural resources is increasingly destroying the life support systems on which people depend. How are governments, experts and stakeholders working together, through IPBES, to address these critical issues? How can you contribute as an individual or an organisation to the IPBES process to enrich assessment outcomes and contribute to implementing the work programme and recommendations of the IPBES Plenary? [Read more…] about Stakeholder Day at IPBES-5