Biodiversity, Adaptation, ecosystem services, Economics, eco-system services, agricultural economics, Curricula
Assessing Planetary and Regional Nitrogen Boundaries Related to Food Security and Adverse Environmental Impacts
Excerpt:This paper describes the concept of -, governance interest in- and criticism on planetary boundaries, specifically with respect to the nitrogen (N) cycle. The authors suggest an holistic approach for an updated planetary N boundary. ...
Excerpt:The First Annual Conference of the Italian Society for Climate Sciences will take place on 23-24 September, 2013 in Lecce, Italy. The conference, entitled "Climate change and its implications on ecosystem services and society", aims to involve scientists, researchers, and policy makers.
Excerpt:The 15th Annual BIOECON Conference will be held at Kings College Cambridge, England on 19-20 September 2013. This year’s meeting is inviting attention to the relationship between biodiversity and land use management, population and food security.
RegioResources 21-2013: A Cross-disciplinary Dialogue on Future Perspectives for a Sustainable Development of Regional Resources
Excerpt:RegioResources 21 started in 2011 to establish a permanent cross-disciplinary dialogue on sustainability features in planning, decision and policy making on multiple scale levels. The 2013 conference focuses on ecosystem services...
Excerpt:Soil biodiversity may be under threat to varying degrees in 56% of EU territory, according to new research from the Joint Research Centre (JRC), published on 3 September. Intensive agriculture is the biggest threat, followed by carbon loss, invasive species, erosion and contamination.
Excerpt:Bioversity International is offering a post-doc fellowship to provide technical support in planning, executing and monitoring of the new two-year Agriculture and Conservation initiative addressing the need for collaboration between conservation and agriculture agendas.
Excerpt:This paper presents a synthesis of the PRESS initiative (PEER Research on Ecosystem Services). In support of the EU Biodiversity Strategy to 2020, this initiative demonstrated a multi-scale mapping and assessment approach of ecosystem services using three case studies.
Excerpt:The paper discusses the mainstreaming of ecosystem services into policy making which requires a framework that allows the transition of the scientific concept into the rationale of policy making. The autors hypothesize that the procedure of policy impact assessment is a suitable venue for this transition.
Excerpt:The book discusses how to tackle long-term social and ecological problems by using different environmental governance approaches to creating sustainable development. It explores opportunities and requirements for the governance of long-term problems, and examines how to achieve a lasting transformation.
Excerpt:Two Postdoctoral Researcher Positions in Agricultural / Development Economics (University of Göttingen). Both positions are available from August 2013 (exact timing somewhat flexible).