Data Tools & Methodologies

Value of Natural Capital – the Need for Chartered Surveyors

27th April 2017
Published under: Data Tools & Methodologies,Enabling Environment

This report is a product of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). “Forward: The first paper from RICS on the subject of ecosystem services Challenges for international professional practice: from market value to natural value outlined how new approaches to the valuation, appraisal and management of natural capital and nature’s services – ecosystem services – promised to… [more]

Future Impacts of Drivers of Change on Wetland Ecosystem Services in Colombia

27th April 2017
Published under: Data Tools & Methodologies,Enabling Environment

This paper was originally published on ScienceDirect.  Highlights We assessed the capacity of 19 wetland types to deliver ecosystem services. We identified major drivers of land-use change and their impacts on wetlands. Wetland decision-making may be improved by utilizing national ES maps provided by knowledgeable experts. Stakeholder participation should be considered as the next step to… [more]

Pollution, Habitat Loss, Fishing, & Climate Change as Critical Threats to Penguins

25th April 2017
Published under: Data Tools & Methodologies

This paper was originally published on Wiley Online Library. “Abstract: Cumulative human impacts across the world’s oceans are considerable. We therefore examined a single model taxonomic group, the penguins (Spheniscidae), to explore how marine species and communities might be at risk of decline or extinction in the southern hemisphere. We sought to determine the most important… [more]

Regional Orientation Training on Ecosystem Services Assessment: 19–23 December 2016, Udayapur, Nepal, Proceedings 2017/3 (2017)

25th April 2017
Published under: Data Tools & Methodologies

  This report is a product of the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD). “The Support to Rural Livelihoods and Climate Change Adaptation in the (Himalica) initiative aims to support poor and vulnerable mountain communities in the Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH) mitigate and adapt to climate change impacts through collaborative action research and pilot activities. Research… [more]

Assessing Ecosystem Services and Multifunctionality for Vineyard Systems

24th April 2017
Published under: Data Tools & Methodologies

This paper was originally published on Frontiers in Environmental Science.  “Abstract: Vineyards shape important economic, cultural, and ecological systems in many temperate biomes. Like other agricultural systems, they can be multifunctional landscapes that not only produce grapes, but also for example serve as wildlife habitat, sequester carbon, and are places of rich traditions. However, research… [more]

Refocusing Ecosystem Services Towards Sustainability

20th April 2017
Published under: Data Tools & Methodologies

This paper was originally published on ScienceDirect.  “Abstract: Ecosystem services and sustainability have become prominent concepts in international policy and research agendas. However, a common conceptual ground between these concepts is currently underdeveloped. In particular, a vision is missing on how to align ecosystem services with overarching sustainability goals. Originally, the ecosystem service concept focused on… [more]