The Social Life of Fish and How It Affects the Health of Coral Reefs

8th June 2018
Published under: Why Natural Capital?

This article was originally published on Yale Environment 360. “Might the health of an ecosystem be affected by the ability of the various species inhabiting it to communicate with each other? That’s the question that marine biologist Mike Gil has been exploring in coral reef systems. Gil, a post-doctoral research fellow at the University of California, Davis,… [more]

Animal Trainers Are Teaching Wildlife to Conserve Themselves

11th April 2018
Published under: Enabling Environment

This article was originally published on Mongabay.  Highlights Positive training helps pets and their owners bond. But animal trainers working to conserve wildlife often have the opposite goal: teaching animals in the wild to avoid human beings — people often being the most dangerous creatures in the jungle. Wildlife kept in zoos have been trained… [more]

Nature’s Values: From Intrinsic to Instrumental. A Review of Values & Valuation Methodologies in the Context of Ecosystem Services & Natural Capital

11th December 2017
Published under: Data Tools & Methodologies,Why Natural Capital?

This paper was originally published in Trinity College Dublin.  “Abstract: Consciously or not, people attach values to aspects that are important in their lives. These values can inform their preferences and their behaviour. They attach a value to a clean, healthy, functioning environment just as they do to other aspects such as personal relationships, their community… [more]

Relational Values Resonate Broadly & Differently than Intrinsic or Instrumental Values, or the New Ecological Paradigm

8th September 2017
Published under: Data Tools & Methodologies,Enabling Environment

This paper was originally published by PLOS ONE.  “Value orientations used to explain or justify conservation have been rooted in arguments about how much and in what context to emphasize the intrinsic versus instrumental value of nature. Equally prominent are characterizations of beliefs known as the New Ecological Paradigm (NEP), often used to help explain… [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]

Organizational Change for Natural Capital Management: Strategy and Implementation

13th November 2013
Published under: Data Tools & Methodologies

Executive Summary: • This study describes how business leaders can strategize and implement changes in organizational behavior related to valuing natural capital in their company. It is based on the practices of 26 pioneering companies (60% of them with US$10 Billion+ revenues each) across nine industry sectors. • Natural capital valuation is being implemented in… [more]