Data Tools & Methodologies

Assessing Ecosystem Service Provision Under Climate Change to Support Conservation & Development Planning in Myanmar

27th September 2017
Published under: Data Tools & Methodologies,Enabling Environment,Why Natural Capital?

This paper was originally published in: PLOS ONE. “Abstract: Inclusion of ecosystem services (ES) information into national-scale development and climate adaptation planning has yet to become common practice, despite demand from decision makers. Identifying where ES originate and to whom the benefits flow–under current and future climate conditions–is especially critical in rapidly developing countries, where… [more]

Avian Ecological Function and Ecosystem Services

27th September 2017
Published under: Data Tools & Methodologies,Why Natural Capital?

This article was originally published in  the Journal of Field Ornithology. “Abstract: Our fascination with birds is as old as our fascination with nature itself, reflected by innumerable works on the diversity, beauty, symbolic strength, and great importance of exploring and understanding biodiversity. This book shows how humans and birds have been interconnected for thousands… [more]

Seagrass Ecosystem Services – What’s Next?

25th September 2017
Published under: Data Tools & Methodologies

This paper was originally published in Marine Pollution Bulletin. “Abstract: Seagrasses, marine flowering plants, provide a wide range of ecosystem services, defined here as natural processes and components that directly or indirectly benefit human needs. Recent research has shown that there are still many gaps in our comprehension of seagrass ecosystem service provision. Furthermore, there seems… [more]

Understanding Biodiversity-Ecosystem Service Relationships in Urban Areas: A Comprehensive Literature Review

25th September 2017
Published under: Data Tools & Methodologies

This paper was originally published in Ecosystem Services.  Highlights: We reviewed studies on urban biodiversity ecosystem service (BES) relationships. Taxonomic diversity is used most often as a proxy for biodiversity. Roughly half of the studies found positive urban BES-relationships. There is a lack of empirical studies linking urban biodiversity and ES. Knowledge gaps exist for… [more]

Worldwide Land Degradation and Restoration Assessment Report: An IPBES Primer

22nd September 2017
Published under: Data Tools & Methodologies,Enabling Environment

This primer was developed by IPBES.  Highlights: World’s 1st comprehensive evidence-based assessment report on land degradation will be launched in March 2018  Best-available evidence for decision makers to make informed decisions to halt & reverse land degradation  Prepared by more than 100 leading international experts from 45 countries over 3 years  Draws on more than… [more]

Measuring the Role of Seagrasses in Regulating Sediment Surface Elevation

21st September 2017
Published under: Data Tools & Methodologies

This article was originally published in Scientific Report.  “Abstract: Seagrass meadows provide numerous ecosystem services and their rapid global loss may reduce human welfare as well as ecological integrity. In common with the other ‘blue carbon’ habitats (mangroves and tidal marshes) seagrasses are thought to provide coastal defence and encourage sediment stabilisation and surface elevation. A… [more]