Senckenberg BiK-F invites applications for a PhD position in Socio-Cultural Dynamics of Ecosystem Services. The candidate with a background in sociology (or related field) will study the socio-cultural aspects of ecosystem services as part of the large-scale and long-term Biodiversity Exploratories project. Read more
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WWF-UK wishes to appoint a consultant or consortium to undertake a scoping study to identify options for modelling the potential global socio-economic impacts of future changes in biodiversity and ecosystem services. This scoping study is a key part of Phase 1 of a new project initiated by WWF, the overall aim of which is to help strengthen the evidence base on the potential global socio-economic impacts of future changes in biodiversity and ecosystem services. Read more
In the past 100 years 72% of the salt marshes of the lagoon of Venice was lost due to erosion. The EU LIFE VIMINE project successfully reduced erosion by creating biodegradable barriers of wooden fascines. Long-term protection is secured by involving local communities in protection works and ecotourism. Local society now realises that the benefits of salt marsh protection outweigh its costs.
The Fifth Green Growth Knowledge Platform (GGKP) Annual Conference will be hosted by the World Bank on the topic of sustainable infrastructure, to stimulate research on these issues and foster interdisciplinary dialogue where relevant. This conference aims at taking stock of recent advances and research challenges. To do so, we plan to gather the best researchers in the field, both from the academic world and from more policy-oriented backgrounds, to exchange ideas and insights in a two-day conference organized at the World Bank. Read more
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