Data Tools & Methodologies

A Global Map of Saltmarshes

23rd March 2017
Published under: Data Tools & Methodologies

This paper was originally published on Biodiversity Data Journal.  “Abstract: Saltmarshes are extremely valuable but often overlooked ecosystems, contributing to livelihoods locally and globally through the associated ecosystem services they provide, including fish production, carbon storage and coastal protection. Despite their importance, knowledge of the current spatial distribution (occurrence and extent) of saltmarshes is incomplete.… [more]

Recreational Fisheries in the UK: Natural Capital, Ecosystem Services, Threats, & Management

21st March 2017
Published under: Data Tools & Methodologies

This paper was originally published on ProQuest. “Abstract: The island nature of the UK has led to its long history of commercial marine fisheries, with associated recreational fisheries along and near to its extensive shoreline. In addition, an abundance of fresh waters provides extensive recreational fisheries, but few commercial fisheries, on rivers and lakes where… [more]

The Ecosystem Services Framework and Natural Capital Conservation

20th March 2017
Published under: Data Tools & Methodologies

This paper was originally published on ResearchGate. “Abstract: Work at the interface of ecology and economics has inspired a major transformation in the way people think about the environment. Increasingly, ecosystems are seen as capital assets, with the potential to generate a stream of vital life-support services meriting careful evaluation and investment. We first present the… [more]

Renewable Natural Capital, the Biocapacity, & Subjective Well-Being

20th March 2017
Published under: Data Tools & Methodologies

This paper was originally published in Elsevier Journal of Cleaner Production.  Highlights The Biocapacity is employed as the proxy of renewable natural capital. Renewable natural capital has a significant positive impact on subjective well-being for the whole set of countries. Renewable natural capital is significantly and positively related to subjective well-being for the high-income countries. The… [more]

The Infrastructure Opportunity Nobody Is Talking About — Yet

20th March 2017
Published under: Data Tools & Methodologies,Enabling Environment

This article was originally published on Forbes.  “In the divisive political atmosphere of 2017, there is one issue that leaders across the spectrum agree on: The immediate and compelling need to rebuild America’s worn and damaged infrastructure. Governors from 49 states have already sent a list of more than 400 projects they want President Trump… [more]

Scottish Government to Cut Carbon Emissions by Restoring Degraded Peatland

20th March 2017
Published under: Data Tools & Methodologies,Why Natural Capital?

This article was originally published on the BBC. “An £8m fund to help restore Scotland’s peatlands has been launched by the Scottish government. The restoration work will help reduce the country’s greenhouse gas emissions by locking carbon into the environment. It is estimated there are 1.7 million hectares of peatland in Scotland, much of which… [more]