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.
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
In July 2016, the Natural Capital Coalition released the Natural Capital Protocol, the first globally standardized framework for identifying, measuring and valuing natural capital in business. More recently, and in order to connect business with the tools they need to make better decisions, the World Business Council For Sustainable Development developed a Natural Capital Protocol Toolkit.