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Pre-Rollout Meetings for FRMES Guidebook Held in Washington, D.C.

In anticipation of the 2014 completion of the Federal Resource Management and Ecosystem Services Guidebook, members of the guidebook team hosted a series of meetings in Washington, D.C., in July. Project leaders met with current agency partners and the Executive Office of the President to share an overview of the online guidebook and discuss next steps in developing in-depth examples of ecosystem services applications, integrating ecosystem services methods into capacity building and training, and developing ecosystem services metrics and indicators. The team also introduced the guidebook to representatives of non-partner federal agencies, state government, consulting firms, domestic and international NGOs, and universities. Read summaries from the meetings. 


FRMES Guidebook to Launch at A Community on Ecosystem Services Conference

The Federal Resource Management and Ecosystem Services Guidebook will launch at A Community on Ecosystem Services (ACES) Conference, December 8-12 in Washington, D.C. New this year, pre-conference workshops are being offered to conference participants at no extra charge. Advance registration is required. NESP will host a pre-conference workshop on ecosystem services assessment methods. Other sessions will feature agency case examples and data and modeling needs. A series of sessions to bring in federal government decision makers is also being developed in partnership with COMPASS.


Registration for the ACES conference is open. Early-bird registration closes October 13. 



Millions of Dollars Now Flowing to Indigenous Ecosystem Services Programs in Brazil. Ecosystem Marketplace, May 6, 2014.   


OpenTreeMap Launches in Canada, Adds Stewardship Activities and Green Infrastructure TrackingBroadway World, May 9, 2014.   


Conserving Landscapes and Ecosystems with Private InvestmentThe Huffington Post, May 16, 2014.   


Finding the Funds to Care for Our Planet. Forbes, May 23, 2014.      


New Rules Put Nature on Balance Sheet in PeruThomson Reuters Foundation Blog, May 27, 2014.   


Agricultural Ecosystem Services Has Been Added for Statewide Recognition by the California Environmental Protection AgencyImperial Valley News, June 4, 2014.   


Putting a Price Tag on Nature's DefensesThe New York Times, June 5, 2014.



Andrew, M., M. Wulder, T. Nelson. 2014. Potential Contributions of Remote Sensing to Ecosystem Services Assessments. Progress in Physical Geography 38: 328-353.

Costanza, R., R. de Groot, P. Sutton, S. van der Ploeg, S. Anderson, I. Kubiszewski, S. Farber, R.K. Turner. 2014.
Changes in the Global Value of Ecosystem Services. Global Environmental Change 26: 152-158.


Elliot, S., S. Duncan, and N. Malone. 2014. New Nature of Business: How Business Pioneers Support Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services. National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) Report.


Kronenberg, J. 2014. What Can the Current Debate on Ecosystem Services Learn from the Past? Lessons from Economic Ornithology. Geoforum 55: 164-177.


Loomis, D., S. Paterson. 2014. The Human Dimensions of Coastal Ecosystem Services: Managing for Social Values. Ecological Indicators 44: 6-10.


Loomis, D., S. Paterson. 2014. Human Dimensions Indicators of Coastal Ecosystem Services: A Hierarchical Perspective. Ecological Indicators 44: 63-68.


Nunes, P., P. Kumar, T. Dedeurwaerdere. 2014. Handbook on the Economics of Ecosystem Services and Biodiversity. Edward Elgar Publishing Limited. Cheltenham, UK.


Vegh, T., Jungwiwattanaporn, M., Pendleton, L., Murray, B. 2014. Mangrove Ecosystem Services Valuation: State of the Literature. Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions Working Paper.



September 8-12. 7th Annual ESP Conference, San Jose, Costa Rica.


September 21-23. 16th Annual BIOECON Conference: Biodiversity, Ecosystem Services and Sustainability. Cambridge, United Kingdom.


October 5-11. IUFRO World Congress and Society of American Foresters (SAF) National Convention, Salt Lake City, Utah.


October 29-31. Biodiversity and Food Security - From Trade-offs to Synergies - 3rd International Conference on Biodiversity and the UN Millennium Development Goals, Aix-en-Provence, France.


December 8-11. A Community on Ecosystem Services: Linking Science, Practice, and Decision Making, Washington, D.C.


December 15-19. American Geophysical Union Annual Fall Meeting, San Francisco, California. 



Science Program Officer II. Ecosystem Services Unit, Winrock International. Arlington, Virginia.


Director, Communications and Policy. American Forest Foundation. Washington, D.C.


Socio-Economic Postdoctoral Research Officer. Bangor University. United Kingdom.


Research Associate, Environmental Economics. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Berkeley, California.

Director, Conservation Finance.
Blue Earth Consultants LLC. Oakland, California. 


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