NESP Digest: October 2020

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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Thanks to all who joined for the NESP Equity and Ecosystem Services Webinars! If you missed these discussions or want to revisit them you can watch the recordings linked here.

  • Jacqueline Loos (Leuphana University at Lüneburg): How ES ties into the environmental justice framework
  • Benis Egoh (University of California Irvine): Commodity trade, ES, and equity
  • Leah Bremer (University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa): Connections between ES and place-based biocultural restoration and the importance of relationships, showing up to community work days, taking a long-term view, and respecting the people, culture, and history of place
  • Kai Chan (University of British Columbia): Transformative change and recognition considerations linked to ES assessments and research
  • Marta Berbés (Arizona State University): Power dimensions of ES, in particular what are power blind spots in the framing of ES and how that translates into human well-being
  • Bonnie Keeler (University of Minnesota): How equity intersects with the management and policy-oriented work on ES completed by U.S. state and federal agencies

Bastien-Olvera, B.A., and F.C. Moore. Use and Non-Use Value of Nature and the Social Cost of Carbon. Nature Sustainability.

Glick et al. 2020. The Protective Value of Nature. National Wildlife Federation.

Mandle et al. 2020. Increasing Decision Relevance of Ecosystem Service Science. Nature Sustainability.

Reilly et al. 2020. Crop Production in the USA Is Frequently Limited by a Lack of Pollinators. Proceedings of the Royal Society.

Villarreal-Rosas et al. 2020. Advancing Systematic Conservation Planning for Ecosystem Services. Trends in Ecology and Evolution.
Cases in Conservation Finance webinar series. Kinship Foundation. Recorded.

Conservation finance boot camp webinar short course. Conservation Finance Network. Recorded.

InVEST Virtual Workshops. InVEST. Recorded.

October 21–22. Creating Conceptual Models to Systematically Think about Ecosystem Services. Online workshop hosted by Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve.

October 30–November 3. One World One Health Congress. Online.

March 1–5, 2021. Ecosystem Services Partnership Africa Regional Conference. Musanze, Rwanda.

April 19–21, 2021. Planetary Health Annual Meeting. Online.

December 13–16, 2021. A Community on Ecosystem Services. Bonita Springs, Florida.
Job Opportunities:

GIS Support for the EnviroAtlas. Environmental Protection Agency. Research Triangle Park, NC.

Assistant Professor in Forest Ecosystem Services. Southern Illinois University. Carbondale, IN.

Climate Resilience Specialist. Clemson University. Clemson, SC.

Carbon Analyst. EP Carbon. Minneapolis, MN or Berkeley, CA.

Chief Economist. Earth Resources Technology, Inc. Silver Spring, MD.
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