Biodiversity, science-policy interface, Adaptation, Scales, ecology
Call for Manuscripts: "Developing and Applying Ecosystem Services Indicators in Decision-Support at Various Scales"
Excerpt:In the context of the conference RegioResources 21, a proposed special issue of the journal "Ecological Indicators" on "Developing and Applying Ecosystem Services Indicators in Decision-Support at Various Scales" was developed. Authors interested in submitting a manuscript for this issue are invited to send in their proposal until 31 January, 2014.
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 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.
Excerpt:The organisers of the "IUFRO 2013 Joint Conference - Future Directions of Small-scale and Community-based Forestry" are now calling for papers. The event is a joint conference of IUFRO 3.08 Research Group "Small-scale Forestry" and the IUFRO 6.08 Research Group "Gender and Forestry", which will take place from 8-12 September, 2013.
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: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 focus of the tenth annual meeting, to be held at the University of East Anglia, UK on 12-14 June, 2013 will be on developing ideas and concepts that are not only thematically concerned with the environment but are themselves contributions to ecological action. ...
Excerpt:The UFZ Leipzig Graduate School offers a HIGRADE Advanced Course on matters related to science policy interfaces and transdisciplinarity.
Excerpt:The Department of Economics at Helmholtz-Centre for Environmental Research offers a job as postdoctoral researcher in the field of economic valuation with respect to nature conservation, biodiversity and ecosystem services.