- Published on Wednesday, 15 May 2013 10:57
|The 'Ecosystem Service Mapping Gateway', developed by the NERC Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (BESS) Directorate, with funding from Natural England, brings together information on the growing number of projects concerned with mapping ecosystem service delivery at the landscape level.|
- Published on Tuesday, 14 May 2013 10:53
Future Earth is a 10-year international research venture that will develop the collaborative knowledge for responding effectively to the risks and opportunities of global environmental change and for supporting transformation towards global sustainability in the coming decades.
Date: Friday 21 June 2013
Venue: The Royal Society and the British Academy
- Published on Monday, 13 May 2013 15:14
The Urban Pollinators project team are co-organising an additional Knowledge Exchange event on 'Sustainable Landscapes for the Future: Research, design and management' in Bristol on 18th July.
The aim of this one day workshop is to bring together different sectors of the landscape industry (including academic researchers) on the subject of sustainable landscape research, design, and management, leading to future research ideas and opportunities.
- Published on Monday, 13 May 2013 09:00
Bangor University have funding for a 3 year ecological/environmental economics post-doc position as part of a grant from the Ecosystem Services for Poverty Alleviation scheme 'Can capturing global ecosystem service values reduce poverty in low income countries?'
- Published on Wednesday, 08 May 2013 11:09
DURESS - Decomposition Experiment
Dr Hugh Feeley, Cardiff University, talks about the NERC funded DURESS Project and the decomposition experiment carried out last winter which will help us understand biodiversity's role in ecosystem service sustainability.
Watch other BESS videos here.
Imperial College Announce Opportunity for Ecosystem and Biodiversity Science - Tansley Working Groups
- Published on Tuesday, 05 March 2013 15:42
Tansley Working Groups will act as a focus drawing together researchers working on similar challenges that are common to several large research programmes.
Imperial's Tansley initiative is now open to submissions of ideas for working groups in any relevant area. Proposals are invited from individuals who are employees of UK HEIs and research institutes eligible for RCUK funding.
Applications should be made on the pro-forma, detailing the science to be done, the composition and membership of the Working Group, likely outputs and deliverables and costings.
- Published on Tuesday, 05 February 2013 17:00
Centenary of the British Ecological Society
Cross disciplinary conference: Global Change and Biosphere Interactions
University of York, 08-09 April 2013
As part of the British Ecological Society's Centenary and to mark the 50th anniversary of the University of York and the opening of the recently established York Environmental Sustainability Institute (YESI), the BES and the University of York are jointly hosting a major international scientific meeting on Global Change and Biosphere interactions at the University of York on 8-9th April 2013.
The meeting will take place at the University of York Heslington West campus in the Berrick Saul building.
Focused on sustainable solutions to global environmental change, the conference will feature talks from major international leaders in the field of global change research, covering current advances in our understanding of the past, present and future consequences of human impacts on the earth system.
Contributions will reach across disciplines, spanning physical, natural, social sciences and humanities to address the causes and consequences of global change and the implications for policy. There will be extensive opportunities for discussing the role of interdisciplinary research in understanding the impacts of global change and identifying the new research which will to allow us to mitigate and adapt to these impacts.
Register online now at www.yesibes.eventbrite.co.uk
- Published on Tuesday, 02 October 2012 09:58
The Directorate for the research programme on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Service Sustainability is seeking up to 12 people to advise on the most effective means of communicating our science to the user community.
We are looking to engage with individuals from across all relevant sectors including food, farming, water, energy, environment, business, culture and education, and at a range of levels from management to policy.
If you are interested, please contact:
Professor Piran White, Deputy Director of BESS