Data

How Industrialisation Affects Nature’s Service Sector – The Economist

13th November 2017
Published under: Why Natural Capital?

This article was originally published in The Economist.  “…Long-term records of ecosystem services rendered by nature are hard to come by. In rich countries, chances are some environmental agency might have partial data going back to the 1950s. In poorer ones, official figures are virtually non-existent. Fortunately, some services, such as ensuring water quality and… [more]

Tradition Meets Tech: Can Satellite Data Help Indigenous Peoples Protect Their Lands?

2nd November 2017
Published under: Data Tools & Methodologies,Enabling Environment

This interview was originally published on Conservation International‘s blog Human Nature.  “From forests to fish, remote sensing has revealed an unblinking portrait at how humans are managing natural resources on Earth. Now, a new effort seeks to put these data tools in the hands of the people on the front lines of conservation: indigenous communities. The project carries immense… [more]

Stakeholders’ Perspectives on the Operationalisation of the Ecosystem Service Concept: Results from 27 Case Studies

25th October 2017
Published under: Case Studies

This paper was originally published in Ecosystem Services. Highlights Questionnaire results from 246 stakeholders across 27 ES case studies are presented. Communication, participation and collaboration amongst stakeholders is highlighted. Potential of the ES concept to support planning at various scales is acknowledged. Scientific credibility and new knowledge created are important concept advantages. Resources required (time,… [more]

Mechanisms & Risk of Cumulative Impacts to Coastal Ecosystem Services: An Expert Elicitation Approach

24th October 2017
Published under: Why Natural Capital?

This article was originally published on Nereus Program.  “Coastal ecosystems are among some of the most populated ecosystems on earth. Human activities degrade and convert coastal ecosystems through infrastructure development, resource extraction, and tourism, among other anthropogenic activities. There is an urgency to gain a comprehensive understanding of how human activities/stressors impact coastal ecosystems and… [more]

Climate Change & Marine Fisheries: Least Developed Countries Top Global Index of Vulnerability

23rd October 2017
Published under: Data Tools & Methodologies

This paper was originally published in PLOS One.  “Abstract: Future impacts of climate change on marine fisheries have the potential to negatively influence a wide range of socio-economic factors, including food security, livelihoods and public health, and even to reshape development trajectories and spark transboundary conflict. Yet there is considerable variability in the vulnerability of… [more]

Managerial Views of Corporate Impacts and Dependencies on Ecosystem Services: A Case of International and Domestic Forestry Companies in China

2nd October 2017
Published under: Data Tools & Methodologies

This paper was originally published in Journal of Business Ethics.  “A line of research is emerging investigating the private sector impacts and dependencies on critical biodiversity and ecosystem services, and related business risks and opportunities. While the ecosystem services narrative is being forwarded globally as a key paradigm for promoting business sustainability, there is scarce knowledge… [more]