NESP Digest: June 2019

This is the quarterly newsletter of the National Ecosystem Services Partnership (NESP) , which provides updates on our recent activities as well as some other information on ecosystem services that we hope you’ll find useful.

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NESP Webinar: Interpreting the IPBES Global Assessment
Have you been seeing all the headlines related to the recent International Panel on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) Global Assessment ? Attend the August NESP webinar to get an interpretation of the report contents and its implications from two report authors: Alex Pfaff from the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University and Stephen Polasky from the Department of Applied Economics at University of Minnesota. Thursday, August 1, 2 p.m.–3 p.m. Eastern. Register here .

Webinar: Exploring Applications of Ecosystem Service Conceptual Models for Coastal Habitats
NESP’s Lydia Olander and Sara Mason will be presenting a webinar on their recent work with the National Estuarine Research Reserve System (NERRS). The presentation will focus on an approach to using Ecosystem Service Conceptual Models as a framework to think about ecosystem services and how they can be considered within the NERRS. The webinar will focus on work with the North Carolina and Rookery Bay NERRs to develop models of oyster reef and mangrove ecosystem services, efforts to apply these models to specific restoration sites at these reserves, and use of the models as a way to think about standardized monitoring of ecosystem services outcomes across the NERRS network. Wednesday, June 26, 3 p.m.–4 p.m. ET. Register here .

NESP Webinar: Innovative Ways for States to Finance Agricultural Conservation Programs
Watch a recording of our June webinar to hear about a Duke University master’s thesis project focused on identifying state-level agricultural conservation programs with nontraditional financing mechanisms that can result in greater environmental impact per dollar and don’t rely on regular appropriations of funds by state legislatures.

NESP Webinar: How Governments Can Boost Natural Capital Thinking for Better Decision-Making: Global Overview and Practical Examples
Watch a recording of our April webinar to hear from the Natural Capital Coalition (NCC) about the progress and outcomes of the Government Dialogue on Natural Capital.

Browder, G., et al. 2019. Integrating Green and Gray: Creating Next Generation Infrastructure . World Bank Group and World Resources Institute.

Mapulanga, A.M., & H. Naito. 2019. Effect of Deforestation on Access to Clean Drinking Water . Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences , 116(17) 8249–8254.

Roe, D., et al. 2019. Biodiversity Loss Is a Development Issue . IISD.

Zambello, E., et al. 2019. Trends in Measuring Biodiversity and Ecosystem Function in Mitigation Quantification Methodologies . Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions.
June 24–28, 2019. Conservation Finance Boot Camp . Portland, Oregon.

September 2–6, 2019. Oceania Ecosystem Services Forum . Christchurch, New Zealand.

September 4–6, 2019. Planetary Health Annual Meeting . Stanford, California.

October 20–15, 2019. Ecosystem Services Partnership Conference . Hannover, Germany.

October 29–31, 2019. Environmental Markets and Finance Summit . Washington, DC
Environmental and Natural Resource Economist . IMSG/ NOAA. Silver Spring, Maryland.

Environmental Social Science Specialist . NC State University. Raleigh, North Carolina.

Outreach and Translational Science for EnviroAtlas . EPA. Research Triangle Park, North Carolina.

Quantitative Ecologist . The Nature Conservancy. Seattle, Washington.

Applied Ecologist . San Francisco Estuary Institute. Richmond, California.

Associate, Natural Infrastructure Initiative and Cities4Forests . World Resources Institute. Washington, DC.

Coastal Economics Program Specialist . SC Sea Grant Consortium. Charleston, South Carolina.
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