Discussions http://www.ecosystemcommons.org/content/discussions en Seeking copies of "Seller Surveys" for a Voluntary Incentive Program (VIP) or Payment for Ecological Services (PES). http://www.ecosystemcommons.org/discussion/seeking-copies-seller-surveys-voluntary-incentive-program-vip-or-payment-ecological-servi <p>The University of Oregon Community Services Center (CSC) in partnership with other groups and organizations (e.g., EWEB) is seeking copies of &quot;Seller Surveys&quot; for a Voluntary Incentive Program (VIP) or Payment for Ecological Services (PES).&nbsp; We are in the exploratory stage of creating a VIP or PES program to help protect and enhance the ecological health of the McKenzie River Watershed.&nbsp; This program would invite land holders in the watershed&nbsp;who are stewards of&nbsp;import ecological functions to become part of this program for protection and enhancement.&nbsp; Ple</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/group/our-community">Our Community</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://www.ecosystemcommons.org/discussion/seeking-copies-seller-surveys-voluntary-incentive-program-vip-or-payment-ecological-servi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.ecosystemcommons.org/discussion/seeking-copies-seller-surveys-voluntary-incentive-program-vip-or-payment-ecological-servi#comments Our Community Fri, 02 Mar 2012 18:22:21 +0000 TML 2171 at http://www.ecosystemcommons.org New publication: The Economics of Wilderness http://www.ecosystemcommons.org/discussion/new-publication-economics-wilderness <p>PAN Parks Foundation has recently published a new report on&nbsp;The Economics of Wilderness.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/group/our-community">Our Community</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://www.ecosystemcommons.org/discussion/new-publication-economics-wilderness" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.ecosystemcommons.org/discussion/new-publication-economics-wilderness#comments Our Community Thu, 02 Feb 2012 21:53:06 +0000 zkun1971 2134 at http://www.ecosystemcommons.org Interested in a session/town hall focused on communication for 2012? http://www.ecosystemcommons.org/discussion/interested-sessiontown-hall-focused-communication-2012 <p><strong>Communication session at the 2012 Conference</strong></p> <p>Hi ACES community and potential 2012 conference goers.&nbsp; I&#39;m looking for feedback, collaboration and ideas to develop a communications focused conference session that people want to come to.</p> <p>Please weigh in on any of the following.</p> <p>1) Do we need a session focused on internal communication (i.e. the Ecosystem services community) and using tools like Ecosystem Commons?</p> <p>2) Do we need a session on communicating ecosystem services to the public?</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/group/aces-community-ecosystem-services">ACES, A Community on Ecosystem Services</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://www.ecosystemcommons.org/discussion/interested-sessiontown-hall-focused-communication-2012" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.ecosystemcommons.org/discussion/interested-sessiontown-hall-focused-communication-2012#comments ACES, A Community on Ecosystem Services Thu, 02 Feb 2012 17:44:50 +0000 Julie Risien 2132 at http://www.ecosystemcommons.org The Economics of Wilderness http://www.ecosystemcommons.org/discussion/economics-wilderness <p>See our new publication at&nbsp;<a href="http://www.panparks.org/what-we-do/publications/the-economics-of-wilderness-overcoming-challenges-and-seizing-opportunities" rel="nofollow">http://www.panparks.org/what-we-do/publications/the-economics-of-wilderness-overcoming-challenges-and-seizing-opportunities</a></p> <p>I also uploaded it on the ecosystem commons website, zoltan</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/group/missoula-ecosystem-services-workshop">Missoula Ecosystem Services Workshop</a></li> </ul></div> http://www.ecosystemcommons.org/discussion/economics-wilderness#comments Missoula Ecosystem Services Workshop Wed, 01 Feb 2012 23:13:05 +0000 zkun1971 2129 at http://www.ecosystemcommons.org An easy-to-use tool (NTT) for ecosystem assessment http://www.ecosystemcommons.org/discussion/easy-use-tool-ntt-ecosystem-assessment <p>Nutrient Tracking Tool (NTT)&nbsp;is&nbsp;an internet based program and provides an easy but comprehensive method to assess water quality and quantity under various managment practices for different programs (e g., trading and TMDL).&nbsp;Please refer to <a href="http://tiaer.tarleton.edu/applications_tools.html" rel="nofollow">http://tiaer.tarleton.edu/applications_tools.html</a> site for more information and direct access to NTT.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/group/ecosystem-services-tools">Ecosystem Services Tools</a></li> </ul></div> http://www.ecosystemcommons.org/discussion/easy-use-tool-ntt-ecosystem-assessment#comments Ecosystem Services Tools Mon, 30 Jan 2012 22:17:55 +0000 ASALEH 2124 at http://www.ecosystemcommons.org New Report: Socioeconomics of Bioprospecting http://www.ecosystemcommons.org/discussion/new-report-socioeconomics-bioprospecting <p>The International Journal of Ecological Economics and Statistics (Vol. 26, Issue No.3, 2012) has just published a special volume titled &quot;Socioeconomics and Management of Bioprospecting&quot;. The new volume gathers together ideas presented at the CBD conference in Nagoya last October, revealing the difference in opinion between stakeholders in developed and developing countries as well as a variety of approaches.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/group/marine-ecosystem-services">Marine Ecosystem Services </a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://www.ecosystemcommons.org/discussion/new-report-socioeconomics-bioprospecting" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.ecosystemcommons.org/discussion/new-report-socioeconomics-bioprospecting#comments Our Community Marine Ecosystem Services Mon, 23 Jan 2012 15:54:54 +0000 mvjungwi 2113 at http://www.ecosystemcommons.org American Carbon Registry Initiates Approval of World’s First Carbon Offset Methodology for Deltaic Wetland Restoration http://www.ecosystemcommons.org/discussion/american-carbon-registry-initiates-approval-world%E2%80%99s-first-carbon-offset-methodology-delta <p align="center">ARLINGTON, Va. and NEW ORLEANS, La., Jan. 18, 2012 &ndash; <a href="http://www.americancarbonregistry.org/" rel="nofollow">American Carbon Registry</a> (ACR), a nonprofit enterprise of <a href="http://www.winrock.org/" rel="nofollow">Winrock International</a>, announces an open public comment period for a first-of-its-kind carbon offset methodology that will both quantify how wetland restoration work can combat climate change and provide a way to help pay for rebuilding the Gulf of Mexico&rsquo;s disappearing coastal wetland.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/group/our-community">Our Community</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://www.ecosystemcommons.org/discussion/american-carbon-registry-initiates-approval-world%E2%80%99s-first-carbon-offset-methodology-delta" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.ecosystemcommons.org/discussion/american-carbon-registry-initiates-approval-world%E2%80%99s-first-carbon-offset-methodology-delta#comments Our Community Fri, 20 Jan 2012 01:18:14 +0000 JenHC 2112 at http://www.ecosystemcommons.org Forthcoming Conferences http://www.ecosystemcommons.org/discussion/forthcoming-conferences <p>This thread is for posting where and when forthcoming conferences will be.</p> <p>Please let us know what conferences you plan on attending.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>*Also, please check out the flyer for the 5th ESP Marine Conference currently posted under &quot;Documents&quot;.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/group/esp-marine-secretariat">ESP Marine Secretariat</a></li> </ul></div> http://www.ecosystemcommons.org/discussion/forthcoming-conferences#comments ESP Marine Secretariat Wed, 11 Jan 2012 18:29:33 +0000 mvjungwi 2089 at http://www.ecosystemcommons.org Working Group Notes and Assignments http://www.ecosystemcommons.org/discussion/working-group-notes-and-assignments <p>This thread is to discuss the creation and progress of working groups within this Marine Secretariat.</p> <p>Please post your working group ideas here.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/group/esp-marine-secretariat">ESP Marine Secretariat</a></li> </ul></div> http://www.ecosystemcommons.org/discussion/working-group-notes-and-assignments#comments ESP Marine Secretariat Wed, 11 Jan 2012 18:28:36 +0000 mvjungwi 2088 at http://www.ecosystemcommons.org Journal "Solutions" Reports on Ecosystem Services Partnership http://www.ecosystemcommons.org/discussion/journal-solutions-reports-ecosystem-services-partnership <p>The January 2012 Special Issue describes the work of the Ecosystem Services Partnership (ESP), a global partnership connecting researchers, decision makers, and data end users. The ESP also is working on a database with over 1,350 records on monetary values for terrestrial and marine ecosystem values.</p> <p>Read the Solutions article <a href="http://www.thesolutionsjournal.com/node/1020" rel="nofollow">here</a> or go directly to the <a href="http://www.fsd.nl/esp" rel="nofollow">ESP website</a> to learn about this growing partnership.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/group/marine-ecosystem-services">Marine Ecosystem Services </a></li> </ul></div> http://www.ecosystemcommons.org/discussion/journal-solutions-reports-ecosystem-services-partnership#comments Marine Ecosystem Services Tue, 10 Jan 2012 17:17:49 +0000 mvjungwi 2085 at http://www.ecosystemcommons.org New iPhone App Tracks Environmental Impact http://www.ecosystemcommons.org/discussion/new-iphone-app-tracks-environmental-impact <p>A new iPhone app allows users to input air, train, and road travel information to see how their carbon footprint compares to how much carbon is stored in ecosystems such as mangroves, marshlands, or seagrass meadows. The app was created by the United Nations Environment Programme with data from a blue carbon report by Duke University&#39;s Nicholas School of the Environment.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/group/marine-ecosystem-services">Marine Ecosystem Services </a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://www.ecosystemcommons.org/discussion/new-iphone-app-tracks-environmental-impact" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.ecosystemcommons.org/discussion/new-iphone-app-tracks-environmental-impact#comments Marine Ecosystem Services Tue, 10 Jan 2012 17:09:23 +0000 mvjungwi 2084 at http://www.ecosystemcommons.org Journal "Climatic Change" Reports on California's Ecosystem Services http://www.ecosystemcommons.org/discussion/journal-climatic-change-reports-californias-ecosystem-services <p>Two new papers describing the effects of climate change on California&#39;s ecosystem services are now available through the journal &quot;Climatic Change&quot;.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/group/marine-ecosystem-services">Marine Ecosystem Services </a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://www.ecosystemcommons.org/discussion/journal-climatic-change-reports-californias-ecosystem-services" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.ecosystemcommons.org/discussion/journal-climatic-change-reports-californias-ecosystem-services#comments Marine Ecosystem Services Mon, 09 Jan 2012 18:15:06 +0000 mvjungwi 2079 at http://www.ecosystemcommons.org TED Talks presents "Pavan Sukhdev: Put a Value on Nature" http://www.ecosystemcommons.org/discussion/ted-talks-presents-pavan-sukhdev-put-value-nature <div> <div> <p>Pavan Sukhdev, study leader for The Economics of Ecosystems &amp; Biodiversity (TEEB) study, discusses the importance of valuing nature in a&nbsp; new sixteen minute TED talk. TED, which stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design is a non-profit dedicated to spreading new ideas from engaging speakers.</p> </div> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/group/marine-ecosystem-services">Marine Ecosystem Services </a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://www.ecosystemcommons.org/discussion/ted-talks-presents-pavan-sukhdev-put-value-nature" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.ecosystemcommons.org/discussion/ted-talks-presents-pavan-sukhdev-put-value-nature#comments Marine Ecosystem Services Thu, 22 Dec 2011 18:50:44 +0000 mvjungwi 2069 at http://www.ecosystemcommons.org Put a Value on Nature - TED talk http://www.ecosystemcommons.org/discussion/put-value-nature-ted-talk <p>Some of you may be interested in this TED talk.&nbsp; It&#39;s a nice overview.</p> <p>Economist <a href="http://pavansukhdev.com/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Pavan Sukhdev</a>, who headed The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity <a href="http://www.teebweb.org/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">TEEB project</a> that synthesized work on economics on biodiversity and ecosystem services, gives a TED talk <a href="http://www.ted.com/talks/pavan_sukhdev_what_s_the_price_of_nature.html" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Put a value on nature!</a></p> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/group/our-community">Our Community</a></li> </ul></div> http://www.ecosystemcommons.org/discussion/put-value-nature-ted-talk#comments Our Community Wed, 21 Dec 2011 23:53:31 +0000 Julie Risien 2067 at http://www.ecosystemcommons.org MESP- Close of 2011 Newsletter http://www.ecosystemcommons.org/discussion/mesp-close-2011-newsletter <p>MESP Partners:</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>As we approach the end of 2011 we want to share with you our accomplishments for this year and where we&rsquo;re headed in 2012!&nbsp; Please let us know which marine meetings you will be attending in the coming year so we can gauge the possibility of convening a partners meeting in 2012.&nbsp; Also feel free to contact us with any questions and/or feedback through <a href="http://info@marineecosystemservices.org/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">info@marineecosystemservices.org</a>.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>We hope you have an enjoyable holiday season,</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/group/marine-ecosystem-services">Marine Ecosystem Services </a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://www.ecosystemcommons.org/discussion/mesp-close-2011-newsletter" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.ecosystemcommons.org/discussion/mesp-close-2011-newsletter#comments Marine Ecosystem Services Thu, 15 Dec 2011 15:57:26 +0000 mvjungwi 2057 at http://www.ecosystemcommons.org NEW EVENT - Ecosystem Services in Practice: “Featuring the Multiple Public Benefits We Receive From Rangelands” http://www.ecosystemcommons.org/discussion/new-event-ecosystem-services-practice-%E2%80%9Cfeaturing-multiple-public-benefits-we-receive-rang <p>You are invited to the&nbsp;California Rangeland Conservation Coalition 7th annual Summit set for January 19-20 in Davis, California (20 minutes from the Sacramento Airport). The first day, will have a very scientific feel, featuring recent rangeland research from throughout California.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/group/our-community">Our Community</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://www.ecosystemcommons.org/discussion/new-event-ecosystem-services-practice-%E2%80%9Cfeaturing-multiple-public-benefits-we-receive-rang" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.ecosystemcommons.org/discussion/new-event-ecosystem-services-practice-%E2%80%9Cfeaturing-multiple-public-benefits-we-receive-rang#comments Our Community Tue, 13 Dec 2011 17:02:46 +0000 tschohr 2051 at http://www.ecosystemcommons.org Making conservation banking work for wildlife and private landowners http://www.ecosystemcommons.org/discussion/making-conservation-banking-work-wildlife-and-private-landowners <p>Conservation banking, and candidate conservation banking, have been proposed as a unique way to improve the effectiveness of&nbsp; habitat protection and restoration on private lands, thereby making the conservation option more attractive to private landowners.&nbsp; The paper by Perry Salzhauer, his slide presentation, and summary of the Nov 22 discussion cover many of the issues associated with the implementation of&nbsp; these, and other market-based prorgams.&nbsp; Join the conversation. Here are a few questions to get you thinking:&nbsp;</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/group/biodiversity-conservation">Biodiversity Conservation</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://www.ecosystemcommons.org/discussion/making-conservation-banking-work-wildlife-and-private-landowners" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.ecosystemcommons.org/discussion/making-conservation-banking-work-wildlife-and-private-landowners#comments Biodiversity Conservation Fri, 02 Dec 2011 22:44:55 +0000 Sara Vickerman 2030 at http://www.ecosystemcommons.org Ecosystem Services Review for Impact Assessment: a new methodology to address ecosystem services in impact assessment http://www.ecosystemcommons.org/discussion/ecosystem-services-review-impact-assessment-new-methodology-address-ecosystem-services-im <p>Dear all,</p> <p>The Ecosystem Services Review for Impact Assessment (ESR for IA) is a structured methodology to help environmental and social practitioners address ecosystem services throughout the impact assessment process.</p> <p>More specifically, the ESR for IA provides practitioners with:</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/group/aces-community-ecosystem-services">ACES, A Community on Ecosystem Services</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://www.ecosystemcommons.org/discussion/ecosystem-services-review-impact-assessment-new-methodology-address-ecosystem-services-im" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.ecosystemcommons.org/discussion/ecosystem-services-review-impact-assessment-new-methodology-address-ecosystem-services-im#comments Our Community Ecosystem Services Markets Ecosystem Services Policy Ecosystem Services Tools ACES, A Community on Ecosystem Services Fri, 18 Nov 2011 12:51:04 +0000 Florence Landsberg 1998 at http://www.ecosystemcommons.org Speakers for World Oceans Summit Announced http://www.ecosystemcommons.org/discussion/speakers-world-oceans-summit-announced <p>The Economist&#39;s World Oceans Summit has released its list of speakers for its meeting in Singapore February 22-24, 2012. The meeting will look at how ocean activity can be managed sustainably and includes high profile speakers such as Robert Zoellick, Sylvia Earle, and many others. The MESP&#39;s current director, Linwood Pendleton, will be on the &quot;Why value the oceans?&quot; discussion panel on day 2 of the event and &quot;From REDD to Blue? Blue carbon and financing mechanisms for the oceans&quot; on day 3.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/group/marine-ecosystem-services">Marine Ecosystem Services </a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://www.ecosystemcommons.org/discussion/speakers-world-oceans-summit-announced" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.ecosystemcommons.org/discussion/speakers-world-oceans-summit-announced#comments Marine Ecosystem Services Wed, 02 Nov 2011 22:08:27 +0000 mvjungwi 1941 at http://www.ecosystemcommons.org Linking marine ecological characteristics to marine EGS http://www.ecosystemcommons.org/discussion/linking-marine-ecological-characteristics-marine-egs <p>Dear All,</p> <p>By way of introduction, my name is Bec and I am based at the University of Liverpool in the UK.</p> <p>I am about to embark on a large study to understand the underlying processes, functions and structures which faciliate marine ecological characteristics to provision for marine EGS. My question is to the group, is anyone aware of any similar work that has been done to define the relationships between ecological characteristics to EGS? If so, could you please point me in the right direction. Any thoughts, feedback or questions relating to this work is most welcome.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/group/marine-ecosystem-services">Marine Ecosystem Services </a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://www.ecosystemcommons.org/discussion/linking-marine-ecological-characteristics-marine-egs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.ecosystemcommons.org/discussion/linking-marine-ecological-characteristics-marine-egs#comments Marine Ecosystem Services Fri, 28 Oct 2011 12:58:48 +0000 rkoss 1935 at http://www.ecosystemcommons.org Updates to MESP and the international Ecosystem Services Partnership http://www.ecosystemcommons.org/discussion/updates-mesp-and-international-ecosystem-services-partnership <p>Hi Everyone:</p> <p>If you find a study on the Marine Ecosystem Services Partnership mapper site, but can not find the original report, please let me know. &nbsp;Chances are, we have a pdf of the report in our files. &nbsp;We will be working to automate the retrieval of reports, articles, and working papers. &nbsp;In the meantime, though, let us know if you are having trouble finding something and we will give you a hand.</p> <p>Also, please send us your studies or other valuations that may not appear on our site.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/group/marine-ecosystem-services">Marine Ecosystem Services </a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://www.ecosystemcommons.org/discussion/updates-mesp-and-international-ecosystem-services-partnership" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.ecosystemcommons.org/discussion/updates-mesp-and-international-ecosystem-services-partnership#comments Marine Ecosystem Services Tue, 25 Oct 2011 15:31:41 +0000 Linwood Pendleton 1921 at http://www.ecosystemcommons.org Marine Ecosystem Services at the Upcoming Social Coast Forum http://www.ecosystemcommons.org/discussion/marine-ecosystem-services-upcoming-social-coast-forum <p>Hi:</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/group/marine-ecosystem-services">Marine Ecosystem Services </a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://www.ecosystemcommons.org/discussion/marine-ecosystem-services-upcoming-social-coast-forum" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.ecosystemcommons.org/discussion/marine-ecosystem-services-upcoming-social-coast-forum#comments Marine Ecosystem Services Mon, 17 Oct 2011 17:40:22 +0000 Linwood Pendleton 1900 at http://www.ecosystemcommons.org Bridges Are Great But Let's Invest In Our Natural Infrastructure http://www.ecosystemcommons.org/discussion/bridges-are-great-lets-invest-our-natural-infrastructure <p>Article by Steve Zwick in Forbes online.</p> <p><a href="http://www.forbes.com/sites/stevezwick/2011/09/21/bridges-are-great-but-what-about-our-green-infrastructure/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://www.forbes.com/sites/stevezwick/2011/09/21/bridges-are-great-but-what-about-our-green-infrastructure/ </a></p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://www.ecosystemcommons.org/discussion/bridges-are-great-lets-invest-our-natural-infrastructure#comments Wed, 28 Sep 2011 16:34:39 +0000 Julie Risien 1871 at http://www.ecosystemcommons.org Interested in a quick video tour of the Commons? http://www.ecosystemcommons.org/discussion/interested-quick-video-tour-commons <p>We&#39;ve created a video to let people know about the basic features of Ecosystem Commons in less than 3 minutes.&nbsp;</p> <p>Click <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=maAPFzwsq8A" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">here </a>to watch it on You Tube.&nbsp;</p> <p>We hope to add a more in depth video soon, and to update these as needed to refelct new features.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> Tue, 20 Sep 2011 21:58:45 +0000 Julie Risien 1842 at http://www.ecosystemcommons.org Urbanisation's varying impacts on ecosystem services http://www.ecosystemcommons.org/discussion/urbanisations-varying-impacts-ecosystem-services <p>BBC Science and Environment News.&nbsp; <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-14804551" rel="nofollow">Article from Sept 13, 2011</a>.&nbsp;</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://www.ecosystemcommons.org/discussion/urbanisations-varying-impacts-ecosystem-services#comments Tue, 13 Sep 2011 17:24:15 +0000 Julie Risien 1824 at http://www.ecosystemcommons.org Ecosystems for Water and Food Security http://www.ecosystemcommons.org/discussion/ecosystems-water-and-food-security <p>Just published by UNEP and the International Water Management Institute with&nbsp;many contributing orgs such as TNC, IUCN and CGIAR.&nbsp;&nbsp; Started reviewing and would welcome hearing thoughts on this, particularly on how the private and public sector can collaborate to support multiple services from agro.</p> <p><a href="http://www.iwmi.cgiar.org/Topics/Ecosystems/" title="http://www.iwmi.cgiar.org/Topics/Ecosystems/">http://www.iwmi.cgiar.org/Topics/Ecosystems/</a></p> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/group/our-community">Our Community</a></li> </ul></div> http://www.ecosystemcommons.org/discussion/ecosystems-water-and-food-security#comments Our Community Thu, 25 Aug 2011 14:37:23 +0000 Amanda DeSantis 1789 at http://www.ecosystemcommons.org Life Cycle Assessment for Ecosystem Services http://www.ecosystemcommons.org/discussion/life-cycle-assessment-ecosystem-services <p>Does anyone know of any research/programs/projects regarding applying ecosystem services to a life cycle assessement?&nbsp; I have checked out Ohio State&#39;s Eco-LCA but I am looking for other information also.</p> <p>Thanks!</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/group/our-community">Our Community</a></li> </ul></div> http://www.ecosystemcommons.org/discussion/life-cycle-assessment-ecosystem-services#comments Our Community Mon, 22 Aug 2011 22:25:09 +0000 CyndiComfort 1786 at http://www.ecosystemcommons.org How do we make Tools easier to share and transfer? http://www.ecosystemcommons.org/discussion/how-do-we-make-tools-easier-share-and-transfer <p>Collectively, we&#39;ve all invested a bunch in creating tools to measure and track ecosystem services. As each of us are designing new tools for our own geography, ecosystem service, or set of issues (we all have &#39;em), how do we make it as easy as possible for people to learn from our mistakes and successes?</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/group/ecosystem-services-tools">Ecosystem Services Tools</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://www.ecosystemcommons.org/discussion/how-do-we-make-tools-easier-share-and-transfer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.ecosystemcommons.org/discussion/how-do-we-make-tools-easier-share-and-transfer#comments Ecosystem Services Tools Mon, 15 Aug 2011 23:35:23 +0000 Bobby Cochran 1765 at http://www.ecosystemcommons.org How do we use the "commons" to enhance undergraduate and graduate students educational experience? http://www.ecosystemcommons.org/discussion/how-do-we-use-commons-enhance-undergraduate-and-graduate-students-educational-experience <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>Is there a role for the &quot;commons&quot; in undergraduate and graduate level&nbsp;courses?&nbsp;&nbsp;It can be used passively for obtaining resource information and valuable links, however is there a way to engage students in&nbsp;conversations with practitioners and researchers and make their experience richer-- and is this the correct venue.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/group/our-community">Our Community</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://www.ecosystemcommons.org/discussion/how-do-we-use-commons-enhance-undergraduate-and-graduate-students-educational-experience" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.ecosystemcommons.org/discussion/how-do-we-use-commons-enhance-undergraduate-and-graduate-students-educational-experience#comments Our Community Thu, 28 Jul 2011 18:21:27 +0000 rtjaden 1712 at http://www.ecosystemcommons.org Repost from Stories from the Field: Smoke..now Fire!: Chesapeake Bay nutrient trading to take off with new state law http://www.ecosystemcommons.org/discussion/repost-stories-field-smokenow-fire-chesapeake-bay-nutrient-trading-take-new-state-law <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Thrilled to this website up and running. I attended the Durham conference and remember it being discussed. Very nice implementation. Good look with building the new community.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/group/ecosystem-services-policy">Ecosystem Services Policy</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://www.ecosystemcommons.org/discussion/repost-stories-field-smokenow-fire-chesapeake-bay-nutrient-trading-take-new-state-law" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.ecosystemcommons.org/discussion/repost-stories-field-smokenow-fire-chesapeake-bay-nutrient-trading-take-new-state-law#comments Our Community Ecosystem Services Markets Ecosystem Services Policy Wed, 27 Jul 2011 19:01:39 +0000 George Howard 1694 at http://www.ecosystemcommons.org MESP Site Discussion: Comments/Questions/Complaints http://www.ecosystemcommons.org/discussion/mesp-site-discussion-commentsquestionscomplaints <p>Visited the MESP site and want to express your views? Here you can post your complaints, comments, or questions and a member of the MESP staff will address them as soon as possible.</p> <p>Be sure to visit the <a href="http://marineecosystemservices.org/help" rel="nofollow">MESP Help Page</a> for answers on using the dynamic mapping tool and database.&nbsp;</p> <p>Have a question you want to address privately? Email us at <a href="mailto:info@marineecosystemservices.org">info@marineecosystemservices.org</a>.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/group/marine-ecosystem-services">Marine Ecosystem Services </a></li> </ul></div> http://www.ecosystemcommons.org/discussion/mesp-site-discussion-commentsquestionscomplaints#comments Marine Ecosystem Services Thu, 21 Jul 2011 19:08:54 +0000 mvjungwi 1673 at http://www.ecosystemcommons.org What tools federal employees already use to collaborate? http://www.ecosystemcommons.org/discussion/what-tools-federal-employees-already-use-collaborate <p>How do fed employees collaborate across aagencies, across departments?&nbsp; Please let us know.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/group/beta-testers">Beta Testers</a></li> </ul></div> http://www.ecosystemcommons.org/discussion/what-tools-federal-employees-already-use-collaborate#comments Our Community Beta Testers Mon, 09 May 2011 19:20:00 +0000 BetaB 1258 at http://www.ecosystemcommons.org Biodiversity Markets: Where are we and where are we going? http://www.ecosystemcommons.org/discussion/biodiversity-markets-where-are-we-and-where-are-we-going-0 <p>Biodiversity Webinar Available for Streaming and Download <p><em>On Friday, April 1, Mission Markets and Ecosystem Marketplace hosted an online webinar examining the global state of biodiversity finance and the challenge of developing mechanisms that fund preservation.&nbsp; It was followed by an expert panel on biodiversity markets and a Q+A session.&nbsp;</em><br />&nbsp;</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/group/our-community">Our Community</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://www.ecosystemcommons.org/discussion/biodiversity-markets-where-are-we-and-where-are-we-going-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.ecosystemcommons.org/discussion/biodiversity-markets-where-are-we-and-where-are-we-going-0#comments biodiversity markets compensation offsets Our Community Tue, 12 Apr 2011 19:45:14 +0000 Nathaniel Carroll 69 at http://www.ecosystemcommons.org Ecosystem Services Markets: Boom or Bust? Where to from here? http://www.ecosystemcommons.org/discussion/ecosystem-services-markets-boom-or-bust-where-here <p>Institute for Natural Resources, in collaboration with Ecosystem Marketplace and Defenders for Wildlife is moderating a panel discussion during the <a href="http://ecosystem-commons.seed.webfactional.com/event/ecosystem-markets-making-them-work" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Ecosystem Markets Conference</a> (June 28-July1, 2011)</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/group/ecosystem-services-markets">Ecosystem Services Markets</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://www.ecosystemcommons.org/discussion/ecosystem-services-markets-boom-or-bust-where-here" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.ecosystemcommons.org/discussion/ecosystem-services-markets-boom-or-bust-where-here#comments Our Community Ecosystem Services Markets Wed, 06 Apr 2011 18:42:04 +0000 Julie Risien 66 at http://www.ecosystemcommons.org