6th Annual International ESP Conference 2013

27-31 August 2013, Bali, Indonesia

The Ecosystem Services Partnership invites you to the 6th annual ESP conference, which will be held from 27-31 August 2013, on Bali, Indonesia.
Don't miss your chance to interact and exchange ideas with other ESP members, practitioners, educators, policy-makers, researchers, and many others in this International and exotic setting.
Be part of working-groups producing outcomes ranging from journal articles, white papers, book chapters, grant proposals, database structures, websites, and much more.

Event details
Monday, 26 August, 2013 - 15:00 - Wednesday, 30 October, 2013 - 16:00
Bali, Indonesia

Ecosystem Service Valuation Post-Doc Position Open at Dow

The Dow Chemical Company (Dow) recognizes the value of incorporating nature into global business goals, decisions and strategies. A key activity moving forward is the development and application of appropriate tools for the valuation of biodiversity and ecosystem services.

Dow is currently seeking a Post-Doc to work on Ecosystem Service Valuation at Dow's headquarters in Midland, Michigan. The project will focus on the development, evaluation and application of analytical tools for ecosystem service valuation to various Dow-owned lands. 


Participation in Ecosystem Services

An Online Working Group for Exploring The Role of Participation in Ecosystem Services Planning

Welcome to the "Participation in Ecosystem Services" group on the Ecosystem Commons. This group builds off the efforts of a working group at the 2012 Ecosystem Services Partnership conference in Portland, Oregon. At the end of the working group, many participants expressed an interest in keeping the dialog going. This Ecosystem Commons group provides a forum for participants to share resources, pose questions to the group, and include other colleagues that were unable to partipate at the ESP conference (or many other uses that you see appropriate).

Scenarios for ecosystem service assessments

The Natural Capital Project has published two reports and six case studies on developing scenarios in the context of assessing ecosystem services to inform decisions. This includes a Scenarios Primer that introduces scenarios with short case studies and Scenarios Guidance and Case Studies which is a more detailed resource for practitioners with full case studies and links to further resources.

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American Water Summit: Business Models for the Future

In today's world of constrained resources and limited capital, there is a tremendous need to think creatively and implement smarter models for doing business in the water sector.

Event details
Wednesday, 14 November, 2012 - 08:00 - Thursday, 15 November, 2012 - 17:00
Intercontinental O'hare, Chicago, IL

Economic Valuation of Watershed Services for Sustainable Forest Management: Insights from Mexico

This work describes the benefits of identifying and valuing watershed services for sustainable forest management in Mexico. The work evaluates various local studies that used contingent valuation as the basis for estimating the economic value of water uses in the country. Statistical methods of these studies’ results revealed that there are not significant differences between consumptive and non-consumptive uses of water resources. However, the individual benefits estimated for consumptive use values were 47% higher than those for non-consumptive use cases.

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Working draft list of NIFA papers -- PLEASE ADD/UPDATE



  1. “Concept” paper

Lead: Sue Lurie

Purpose: Describe the problem domain; identify knowledge gaps; note preliminary findings; anticipate research to come. Provide springboard for subsequent papers.

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Local Ecosystem Services Marketplaces: Public Utilities as Development Drivers

Title: Local Ecosystem Services Marketplaces: Public Utilities as Development Drivers, A Report for the Bullitt Foundation

Release Date: May 2012

Leading organization: The Institute for Natural Resources, Oregon State University

Length: 46 pages

Geographic focus: Oregon


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