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15.01.2015
BESAFE results presented at the 2015 Biodiversity Symposium
Results from BESAFE attracted much interest at the 2015 Biodiversity Symposium in Oxford, January 6-7. The main theme of the symposium was “The Functions and Values of Biodiversity”, and there was lively discussion about the ...

13.01.2015
BESAFE-BIOMOT Conference: Motivations and arguments to act for biodiversity
The joint BESAFE-BIOMOT Conference "Motivations and arguments to act for biodiversity: Alternative ways to inspire innovative policy making" will take place on 10–11 June 2015 in Brussels at Les Ateliers des Tanneurs. ...

25.11.2014
BESAFE at the IUCN World Park Congress: an interview with Dr. Malgorzata Blicharska
The IUCN World Parks Congress 2014 took place from 12 to 19 November 2014 in Sydney, Australia. As a landmark global forum on protected areas, the Congress was aimed at sharing knowledge and innovation, setting the agenda for...

19.11.2014
UNEP-WCMC: Towards a global map of natural capital
For the first time, a composite map of the world’s ecosystem assets has been produced, covering both marine and terrestrial realms. A report for the UNEP Division of Early Warning and Assessment by UNEP-WCMC presents global m...

13.11.2014
The ecosystem service cascade: Further developing the metaphor. Integrating societal processes to accommodate social processes and planning, and the case of bioenergy
Ecological Economics (2014) DOI: 10.1016/j.ecolecon.2014.04.025Spangenberg, Joachim H., von Haaren, Christina, Settele, JosefThe ‘cascade model’ of ecosystem service generation and valuation highlights the li...

13.11.2014
From explanation to application: introducing a practice-oriented ecosystem services valuation (PRESET) model adapted to the context of landscape planning and management
Landscape Ecology (2014) DOI 10.1007/s10980-014-0084-1von Haaren, Christina, Albert, Christian, Barkmann, Jan, de Groot, Rudolf S. Spangenberg, Joachim H., Schroter-Schlaack, Christoph, Hansjurgens, BerndThe ...

12.11.2014
New comment in Nature: "Working together: A call for inclusive conservation"
A new comment in the journal Nature argues that conservation’s impact on the world is being hindered by the field’s lack of inclusiveness — particularly its failure to consistently include both the many different values peopl...

12.11.2014
PhD position: Assessing non-target risks of candidates for the biological control of Ambrosia artemisiifolia in Europe
Background: The North American plant Ambrosia artemisiifolia, common ragweed, has become one of the flagship invasive alien species in Europe, causing severe health issues (allergies) and yield reductions in agriculture. Whil...

12.11.2014
PhD position: Woody invasive alien species in East Africa: assessing their impacts on biodiversity, ecosystem services and rural livelihoods
Background: In a recently approved international research project funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), we aim to help mitigate the effects of woody...

29.10.2014
Socio-cultural valuation of ecosystem services: uncovering the links between values, drivers of change, and human well-being
Ecological Economics (2014) DOI: 10.1016/j.ecolecon.2014.09.028Iniesta-Arandia I., García-Llorente M., Aguilera P., Montes C., Martín-López B.Ecosystem services studies currently lack informati...


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01.03.2016
How to argue for biodiversity conservation: BESAFE offers 2 simple and effective guides

Biodiversity decline is a fact, but how can society be convinced of the benefits of biodiver...
02.12.2015
INBO training sessions at ‘train-your-colleague’ week

Every year the Flemish government organize a ‘train-your-colleague’ week. During that week p...
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