Data Tools & Methodologies

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]

The Watershed Ecosystem Services Tool (WESTool)

20th April 2017
Published under: Data Tools & Methodologies

This tool is a product of Winrock International.  “By combining advanced science with intuitive maps and tools, the WESTool offers valuable information at the local, regional and national scale to support decision-makers and land managers who wish to understand and balance the value of remaining forests with development goals. How was the WESTool developed? Through… [more]

Operationalizing Network Theory for Ecosystem Service Assessments

20th April 2017
Published under: Data Tools & Methodologies

This paper was originally published on CellPress. “Abstract: Managing ecosystems to provide ecosystem services in the face of global change is a pressing challenge for policy and science. Predicting how alternative management actions and changing future conditions will alter services is complicated by interactions among components in ecological and socioeconomic systems. Failure to understand those interactions… [more]

Natural Capital & the Political Economy of Wetland Governance in Alberta

19th April 2017
Published under: Data Tools & Methodologies,Enabling Environment

This article was originally published on: Taylor & Francis Online.   “Abstract: The legitimacy of wetland decisions depends on how science and values are integrated and reflected in wetland management decisions. Natural capital and ecosystem services (ES) have become integral to how we think about ecosystem management however there is no consensus on how these concepts… [more]