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Tropical forests Biodiversity sourcebook: online

The sourcebook aims to inform which data and methods can be applied to monitor some relevant Essential Biodiversity Variables (EBV) that supports the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (UNCBD) efforts to halt biodiversity loss. The EBV concept proposed by the GEO BON, Space Agencies, and the Earth Observation research community at large aims to support efforts for biodiversity monitoring.


Registration is open : 12th ALTER-Net Summer School on “Biodiversity, ecosystem services: science and its impact on policy and society”

The registration to this year’s ALTER-Net summer school on “Biodiversity, ecosystem services: science and its impact on policy and society” has been launched.

The Summer School is open to young graduate and post-graduate scientists from both within and outside the ALTER-Net network partners, as well as young professionals in related fields. The aim of the Summer School is to create an environment for studying the challenges relating to biodiversity and natural resources in an inter- and trans-disciplinary way. (more…)

Opportunities for students and early career researchers

The Regional Studies Association (RSA) is committed to support students and early career researchers and following below are some of the many initiatives that they offer to help grow students and early career researchers’ careers, influence and research.  (more…)

Vacancy: Postdoc position at VU Amsterdam

The Environmental Geography Groups of Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam offers a postdoc position “Pathways to sustainable intensification” for someone holding a PhD degree in the field of agricultural sciences, spatial ecology, geography, or environmental sciences. The postdoc is appointed within the FACCE-JPI (NWO) funded project VITAL(more…)

New issue of YESS Newsletter (Feb 2017)

The Young Ecosystem Services Specialists network (YESS) published their latest newsletter of February 2017.

In this newsletter you can find:

  • Outcomes of the YESS session at the European Ecosystem Services Conference in Antwerp;
  • Interview with Dolf de Groot, associate professor in integrated ecosystem assessment and management at Wageningen University and ESP chair;
  • Selection of upcoming events and a list of publications from the YESS network. (more…)

New Book: Mapping Ecosystem Services

Mapping ecosystem services delivers essential insights into the spatial characteristics of various goods’ and services’ flows from nature to human society. It has become a central topic of science, policy, business and society – all belonging on functioning ecosystems. (more…)

New issue of TEEB newsletter: TEEBrief

The Economics of Ecosystem and Biodiversity(TEEB) published their latest news with updates on National studies, workshop outcomes, upcoming events, publications and job opportunities.

You can see the full newsletter from here.

For more newsletters related to ecosystem services visit this page.


Vacancy: a postdoc position at the Tour du Valat

Postdoctoral Research Associate: Estimation of the resilience of the ecological functioning of Mediterranean wetlands

The Tour du Valat is looking for a natural scientist with experiences with applying statistics on large databases of biodiversity observations and excellent writing scientific skills. The successful candidate will work closely with Ilse Geijzendorffer and Thomas Galewski, project coordinators at the Tour du Valat.


Vacancy: IPBES Global Assessment Officer

IPBES, the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services, is recruiting a dedicated individual to provide technical and administrative support to the global assessment on biodiversity and ecosystem services, as part of the technical support unit for that assessment, located within the IPBES secretariat in Bonn, Germany. (more…)

Call for abstracts: Transition to Sustainable Systems

The call for abstracts is open for the NTNU Sustainabilty 2017 Conference “Transition to Sustainable Systems” which will take place in Trondheim, Norway between 18-20 October 2017.


Internship position on ecosystem services

Internship opportunity on the subject Analysis of the spatial elements influencing the provision of ecosystem services within the Scarpe-Escaut Regional Natural Park at the French National Institute for Science and Technology for Environment and Agriculture (Irstea). (more…)

Ecosystem Services Toolkit

This interdisciplinary toolkit on completing and using ES assessment for decision making was produced by Value of Nature to Canadians Study Taskforce and the Federal, Provincial, and Territorial Governments of Canada. Lead authors Susan M. Preston and Ciara Raudsepp-Hearne compiled a technical guide to ecosystem services assessment and analysis that offers practical, step-by-step guidance for governments at all levels, as well as for consultants and researchers.  (more…)

ESP February Update is out now

In this issue you will find news on the upcoming ESP world conference, updates from our working groups, the ESP Services feature, as well as news, events, vacancies and calls for collaboration from within our network. (more…)

Blog post by ESPA: Defining Poverty Is Vital If You Want To Fix It

What does poverty actually mean, and does it even matter? This fundamental question was discussed at a special session during the European Ecosystem Services Conference held in Antwerp last year.

ESPA researchers attending the conference were looking at ecosystems at a global level, and more specifically in the context of helping poorer communities across the world. In a joint blog, three of ESPA’s researchers share the presentations and their insight in to why its vital to define poverty if you want to fix it. (more…)

PhD position in Socio-Cultural Dynamics of Ecosystem Services

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.  (more…)