Data Tools & Methodologies

Ecosystem Services & Biodiversity Trends in Mozambique As A Consequence of Land Cover Change

18th July 2017
Published under: Data Tools & Methodologies

This paper was originally published on Taylor & Francis Online.  “Abstract: The incorporation of ecosystem services (ES) information in planning decisions is an important factor in the sustainable use of natural resources. However, studies assessing the levels and changes of these services at national level are rare. In this paper, we estimate past and future changes… [more]

Open Source GIS Tools Helping To Save Mangrove Forests

18th July 2017
Published under: Data Tools & Methodologies,Enabling Environment

This article was originally published on Directions Magazine.  “At the end of the Baja Peninsula between the states of Sinaloa and Nayarit lies the Marismas Nacionales,or National Marshes, the largest intact mangrove forest on the Pacific Coast of Mexico. The ecosystem services provided by these hundreds of square miles of mangrove forests are important to… [more]

Reconnecting Cities to the Biosphere: Stewardship of Green Infrastructure and Urban Ecosystem Services

18th July 2017
Published under: Data Tools & Methodologies,Enabling Environment

This paper was originally published on SpringerLink. “Abstract: Within-city green infrastructure can offer opportunities and new contexts for people to become stewards of ecosystem services. We analyze cities as social–ecological systems, synthesize the literature, and provide examples from more than 15 years of research in the Stockholm urban region, Sweden. The social–ecological approach spans from investigating… [more]

The Biodiversity–Ecosystem Service Relationship in Urban Areas: A Quantitative Review

17th July 2017
Published under: Data Tools & Methodologies,Enabling Environment

This paper was originally published on Wiley Online Library.  “Abstract: By 2050, up to 75% of people globally will live in cities. Despite the potential ramifications of this urbanization for ecosystem services (ES), and the importance of locally produced ES for the health and wellbeing of urban residents, syntheses addressing the underlying ecology of ES provision rarely… [more]

Council Trees Now Quantifiably Valued, With Soil Vaults Delivering Huge ROI – Melbourne

17th July 2017
Published under: Data Tools & Methodologies,Enabling Environment

This article was originally published on Citygreen.  “All city councils have an asset register detailing the value of assets like roads, parks, street furniture, and so on. Increasingly – and rightly so – trees are being included as quantifiable assets. In the past, it has been hard to quantify the value of trees, but today… [more]

Life Cycle Assessment Needs Predictive Spatial Modelling for Biodiversity & Ecosystem Services (Webinar)

17th July 2017
Published under: Data Tools & Methodologies,Natural Capital Coalition

This is a special recording of the Natural Capital’s Operation Group call held on 29th June 2017. The Operations Group encourages the knowledge exchange and collaboration across the business and natural capital community and to promote and develop best practice. During this call, Becky Chaplin-Kramer, Lead Scientist, from the Natural Capital Project discussed a recent… [more]