Trade-offs in ecosystem services in Central and Eastern Europe
Researchers have developed a new approach for identifying regions that are most suitable for expanding ecosystem services. This could be used to help inform spatial planning decisions. By modeling ecosystem services’ opportun...
Job alert: Senior Researcher (Green Economy) at Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE)
The Senior Researcher will research the preconditions and sustainability of green economy, creating insight into how public policy should be developed. The Senior Researcher also participates in the preparation of research pr...
A tour of EU-commissioned research on ecosystem services
In the second part of her quest video post, Dr Paula Harrison takes us on a brief tour of the landscape of EU-commissioned biodiversity and ecosystem research.
Watch the video here: http://biofreshblog....
Operationalising the ecosystem services concept: Dr Paula Harrison introduces two major new EU projects
Dr Paula Harrison has been involved in EU-commissioned biodiversity research for over twenty years. In a short video interview she outlines the aims and activities of two major new projects – OpenNESS and O...
Postdoc Position in Ecology at University of Göttingen (Germany)
Agroecology Group at Göttingen University (http://www.agroecology.uni-goettingen.de) invites applications for a postdoc position in “Pollination, Biocontrol and Biodiversity in a Landscape Context”. The aim of this proje...
Perspective: Martin Sharman on ethics and the ecosystem services paradigm
In this guest post Martin Sharman opens up a rich area of debate by arguing that as a policy concept, ecosystem services puts human wants first and foremost and undermines moral-aesthetic value arguments for conservation t...
Article alert: Ecosystem services and ethics
Volume 93, September 2013, Pages 260–268
A major strength of the ecosystem services (ESS) concept is that it allows a succinct description of how human well-being depends on nature, showin...
Job Alert: Research Associate - Linking Biodiversity Data to Policy, University of Cambridge
The University of Cambridge invites for applications for a Research Associate to work on EU-BON, a major EU-funded research project seeking to improve the use of biodiversity data in public policy.
Applicants should have a...
New method for ecological risk assessments of alien species used in Norway
Trondheim, Norway: A new semi-quantitative method that enables researchers and others to assess the environmental impacts posed by alien species has now been implemented in Norway. While the method is tailored to the Norwegia...
Biodiversity argumentation: How to get it right
The first stakeholder meeting of the EU FP7 project BESAFE provided important insights and recommendations on effective biodiversity argumentation
When talking about effectiveness of arguments used in bio...
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