In this month’s issue of the ESP Update you will find updates on the upcoming ESP World Conference, including the rationale behind the location and main theme of the conference “Ecosystem Services for Eco-civilization: Restoring connections between people and landscapes through nature-based solutions”; announcements of ecosystem services events and vacancies, and more. Read more
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The joint research unit for Land, environment, remote sensing and spatial information, Montpellier, France is looking for a PhD candidate to work on Biotic homogenization and patterns of change across gradients of anthropogenic pressures: The use of BIG DATA in answer to conservation needs. The goal of this PhD will be to identify the fundamental changes that are occurring in ecosystems as a result of biotic and environmental homogenization and address the conservation implications of these changes particularly as they relate to the human dimensions within a spatial context.
This webinar will introduce TESSA (the Toolkit for Ecosystem Service Site-based Assessment). TESSA provides accessible guidance on low-cost methods for how to evaluate the benefits people receive from nature (ecosystem services) at particular sites (e.g.KBAs, community forests, Ramsar sites) in order to generate information that can be used to influence decision making. Read more
ACES: A Community on Ecosystem Services, along with Ecosystem Markets and the Ecosystem Services Partnership(ESP), will host the ACES 2018 Conference in Washington DC on December 3-7, 2018. Plan to attend this important meeting that provides an open forum for sharing experiences, methods, and tools for assessing and incorporating ecosystem services into public and private decisions. Read more