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  NESP DIGEST: April 2018
                                                                     
NESP UPDATES
Maryland's Ecosystem Service Quantification Tool
Watch the recording of our January webinar on the new Maryland Greenprint mapper tool.
 
Conservation International's Rapid Ecosystem Services Assessments
Watch the recording of our February webinar on how Conservation International is doing rapid, national-scale ecosystem services mapping.
 
Upcoming NESP Webinar
3-4 p.m. ET, May 10: Using the EcoService Models Library
Tammy Newcomer-Johnson, ecologist with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Research and Development, will present on the EPA's new EcoService Models Library. This online database allows users to find, examine, and compare ecological models to estimate the production of ecosystem goods and services. Newcomer-Johnson will describe how the library can help decision makers make informed decisions about which ecological models they should use to understand how their decisions will affect ecosystem goods and services. Advanced registration is required. 
IN THE NEWS
U.S. Military Is Using Oyster Reefs as Living Speed Bumps to Protect Naval Bases Against Storms . Natural Capital Coalition, January 4.

Sustaining the Forests of the Mississippi Headwaters . United States Department of Agriculture, January 12.

How City-Dwelling Leopards Improve Human Health . National Geographic. March 9.

Public Willing to Pay to Improve Water Quality . University of Missouri, March 26.

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
Bagstad, K., S. Willcock, and G.M. Lange. 2018. " Remote Sensing and Modeling to Fill the "Gap" in Missing Natural Capital ." In The Changing Wealth of Nations: Building a Sustainable Future, edited by G.-M. Lange, Q. Wodon, and K. Carey, 199-210. World Bank.

Brunet, L., J. Tuomisaari, S. Lovorel, E. Crouzat, A. Bierry, T. Peltola, and I. Arpin. 2018. " Actionable Knowledge for Land Use Planning: Making Ecosystem Services Operational ." Land Use Policy 72: 27-34.

Bullock, J.M., and H. Ding. 2018. A Guide to Selecting Ecosystem Service Models for Decision-Making . World Resources Institute, Center for Ecology and Hydrology, Ecosystem Services for Poverty Alleviation.

Comín, F.A., B. Miranda, R. Sorando, M.R. Felipe-Lucia, J.J. Jiménez, and E. Navarro. 2017. " Prioritizing Sites for Ecological Restoration Based on Ecosystem Services. " Journal of Applied Ecology.

Davis, S.L. 2018. Treasures of the South: The True Value of Wetland Forests . Dogwood Alliance.


Galik, C., and L. Olander. 2018. " Facilitating Markets and Mitigation: A Systematic Review of Early-Action Incentives in the U.S. " Land Use Policy 72: 1-11.

Himes-Cornell, A., L. Pendleton, and P. Atiyah. 2018. " Valuing Ecosystem Services from Blue Forests: A Systematic Review of the Valuation of Salt Marshes, Sea Grass Beds, and Mangrove Forests ." Ecosystem Services 30(A): 36-48.

Lindegren, M., B.G. Holt, B.R. MacKenzie, and C. Rahbek. 2018. " A Global Mismatch in the Protection of Multiple Marine Biodiversity Components and Ecosystem Services ." Nature Scientific Reports 8.


Mehvar, S., T. Filatova, A. Dastgheib, E. de Ruyter van Steveninck, and R. Ranasinghe. 2018. " Quantifying Economic Value of Coastal Ecosystem Services: A Review. " Journal of Marine Science and Engineering 6(1): 5.

Motallebi, M., D.L. Hoag, A. Tasdighi, M. Arabi, D.L. Osmond, and R.B. Boone. 2018. " The Impact of Relative Individual Ecosystem Demand on Stacking Ecosystem Credit Markets ." Ecosystem Services 29(A): 137-144.

Prudencio, L., and S.E. Null. 2018. " Stormwater Management and Ecosystem Services: A Review ." Environmental Research Letters.

Qiu, J., E.T. Game, H. Tallis, L.P. Olander, L. Glew, J.S. Kagan, E.L. Kalies, D. Michanowicz, J. Pheland, S. Polasky, J. Reed, E.O. Sills, D. Urban, and S.K. Weaver. 2018. " Evidence-based Causal Chains for Linking Health, Development, and Conservation Actions ." BioScience 68(3): 182-193.

Rozas-Vásques, D., C. Fϋrst, D. Geneletti, and O. Almendra. 2018. " Integration of Ecosystem Services in Strategic Environmental Assessment Across Spatial Planning Scales ." Land Use Policy 71: 303-310.

Salzman, J., G. Bennett, N. Carroll, A. Goldstein, and M. Jenkins. 2018. " The Global Status and Trends of Payments for Ecosystem Services ." Nature Sustainability 1: 136-144.

Weijerman, M., J.M. Gove, I.D. Williams, W.J. Walsh, D. Minton, and J.J. Polovina. 2018. " Evaluating Management Strategies to Optimise Coral Reef Ecosystem Services. " Journal of Applied Ecology.

Wood, S.L.R., S.K. Jones, J.A. Johnson, K.A. Brauman, R. Chaplin-Kramer, A. Fremier, E. Girvetz, L.J. Gordon, C.V. Kappel, L. Mandle, M. Mulligan, P. O-Farrell, W.K. Smith, L. Willemen, W. Zhang, and F. DeClerck. 2018. " Distilling the Role of Ecosystem Services in the Sustainable Development Goals ." Ecosystem Services 29: 70-82.

Yang, H., W. Yang, J. Zhang, T. Connor, and J. Liu. 2018. " Revealing Pathways from Payments to Ecosystem Services to Socioeconomic Outcomes ." Science Advances 4(3).

Yang, Y.C.E., S. Passarelli, R.J. Lovell, and C. Ringler. 2018. " Gendered Perspectives of Ecosystem Services: A Systematic Review ." Ecosystem Services. 31(A): 58-67.
UPCOMING EVENTS
May 7-11, 2018. National Mitigation and Ecosystem Banking Conference . Louisville, Kentucky.

June 3-7, 2018.   World Environmental & Water Resources Congress . Minneapolis, Minnesota.


June 18-22, 2018. Conservation Finance Boot Camp. Fort Collins, Colorado.

July 16-18, 2018. Society for Conservation GIS Annual Conference . Monterey, California.

August 26-30, 2018. National Conference on Ecosystem Restoration. New Orleans, Louisiana.

December 3-72018. A Community for Ecosystem Services (ACES). Washington, D.C. 
GRANTS AND JOB OPPORTUNITIES
Job Opportunities
 
Policy Associate. Pacific Forest Trust. San Francisco, California.
 
Research Professor: School for Marine Science and Technology. UMass Dartmouth. Dartmouth, Massachusetts.
 
Research Associate: Integrated Water Management. EPA Office of Research and Development and National Health and Environmental Effects Research Laboratory. Narragansett, Rhode Island, or Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
 
Postdoc: Ecosystem Services Valuation. Penn State. State College, Pennsylvania.
 
Postdoc: Green Stormwater Infrastructure. University of Arizona. Tucson, Arizona.
 
Postdoc: Global Lands Program. The Nature Conservancy. Fort Collins, Colorado (preferred).
 
Grants
 
Acres for America. National Fish and Wildlife Foundation.
 
Long Island Sound Futures Fund. National Fish and Wildlife Foundation.

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