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.c...
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...
Job alert: 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...
Job alert: Postdoctoral position on species and population dynamics at Doñana Biological Station (EBD-CSIC), Spain
Funded by the “Severo Ochoa” Excellence Program awarded by the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness, the Doñana Biological Station (www.ebd.csic.es) seeks a Postdoctoral fellow for two-years with a potential e...
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...
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...
New means to communicate population risk assessments among scientists and decision-makers
Population viability analysis (PVA) is a method used by conservation scientists for a range of purposes – including advancing conservation theory, planning, policy and management. PVAs are particularly important for assessing...
Guidance Manual TEEB Country Studies
The Guidance Manual for “The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity” (TEEB) Country Studies was launched by UNEP and partners during the Trondheim Conference on Biodiversity, 28 May 2013. The Guidance Manual was developed f...
Investing in green infrastructure will bring multiple returns to nature, society and people
The European Commission adopted a new strategy for encouraging the use of green infrastructure, and for ensuring that the enhancement of natural processes becomes a systematic part of spatial planning. Green Infrastructure is...
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