We invest public funds into environmental restoration and renewable energy with similar goals in mind: developing a sustainable economy and conserving common property resources. So why is it that when rating their quality, renewable energy projects are run through a professional combine while restoration projects receive a trophy just for playing?
The term ecosystem services is often used to describe, both in general and very specifically, benefits provided by nature and valued by people. However, many of the widely used definitions are not sufficiently specific for consistent and precise identification of such services (Nahlik et al., 2012).
Biodiversity & Ecosystem Service Sustainability (BESS) is a six-year (2011-2017) UK Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) programme, designed to answer fundamental questions about the functional role of biodiversity in key ecosystem processes and the delivery of ecosystem processes at the landscape scale.
Belinda Griswold – Senior Program Director, Resource Media Mark Jockers – Government & Public Affairs Manager, Clean Water Services Dr. Kiyomi Morino – Research Associate, University of Arizona Moderated by Cynthia Koehler – Director of Programs, Carpe Diem West