Hot from the press! Elena Bennett, Martin Solan, Berta Martín-López and others analyse and reflect on Bright spots: seeds of a good Anthropocene.The authors present a novel approach to thinking about the future that builds on experiences drawn from diverse practices, worldviews, values and regions that could accelerate the adoption of pathways to transformative change analysing 100 initiatives.
Governance survey | Questionnaire sur la gouvernance | Encuesta sobre gobernanza | Pesquisa sobre a governança | 问卷调查 | استطلاع حول الحـكامة | ガバナンスに関するにアンケート調査Take part in this 5-minute survey that asks, based your personal experience, what are the three most compelling research questions related to the governance of ecosystem services. The survey is available in seven languages.
Hot from the press! Article on a novel framework that describes influence relationships between ecosystem services, biodiversity and their ecological and social drivers: the influence network framework.Emilie Crouzat, Berta Martín-López, Francis Turkelboom and Sandra Lavorel show the operational value of this framework through a multi-sectoral consultative process. It considers the potential supply, demand and uses of ecosystem services explicitely.
Hot from the press! New article on power relations in ecosystem service assessmentsMarta Berbés-Blázquez, José A. González and Unai Pascual co-authored a review from a themed issue on Sustainability science edited by Hal Mooney on an ecosystem services approach that addresses social power relations.
Release of thematic assessment of pollinators, pollination and food production (deliverable 3(a))This two-year study conducted and released today by the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) highlights a number of ways to effectively safeguard pollinator populations.
One PhD position on Payments for Ecosystem Services at the Basque Centre for Climate Change (BC3), SpainProf Unai Pascual is looking for a candidate - an ecological/environmental or development economist, preferably - who would work on the design of Payments for Ecosystem Services in relation to social equity. Applications deadline: 8 January 2016.
2015 in-person meeting of the ecoSERVICES Scientific Steering CommitteeThe Scientific Steering Committee of ecoSERVICES met for a two-day meeting on 8-9 November 2015 to brainstorm the short- and medium term objectives to implement the scientific strategy of ecoSERVICES and advance ecosystem service science.
Launch of the Advance Unedited Version of the Global Sustainable Development Report, 2015 editionThe advance draft of the GSDR 2015 was released on 30 June 2015 and contributes to the 2015 session of the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development of the United Nations (26 June-8 July 2015).
Elena Bennett, Sandra Lavorel, Berta Martín-López and Martin Solan: co-authors of IPBES assessmentsElena, Sandra, Berta and Martin will contribute to the "Regional/subregional assessments on biodiversity and ecosystem services" for the the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES).
The ecoSERVICES scientific strategy published in COSUSTDespite the vast amount of research generated on ecosystem services, progress in using this knowledge for sustainable resource management remains insufficient. The strategy proposes to answer three key research questions to redress this situation.
Unai Pascual appointed member of the Multidisciplinary Expert Panel of IPBESUnai's nomination on the Multidisciplinary Expert Panel of the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) was announced at the third session of the Platform's Plenary held on 12-17 January 2015 in Bonn, Germany.
Closure of DIVERSITAS, an international programme of biodiversity scienceFor twenty-three years (1991-2014), DIVERSITAS addressed the complex scientific questions posed by the loss in biodiversity and offered science-based solutions to this crisis. The content of its programme has fusioned with Future Earth.
Research grant allocated to the "Bright Spots" projectecoSERVICES and the Programme on Ecosystem Change and Society (PECS) receive a 2-year grant from Future Earth to lead a Future Earth Fast-Track Initiative that aims to solicit, explore, and develop a suite of plausible visions of a "Good Anthropocene".