NESP DIGEST                                                                                                                                                           Winter 2015 
Guidebook Launches at ACES Conference 

The Federal Resource Management and Ecosystem Services Guidebook was officially released during the ACES Conference in Washington, D.C. NESP held a series of sessions related to the guidebook's launch, including a pre-conference workshop detailing ecosystem services assessment methods. Presentations and materials from the workshop will soon be made available. Presentations about how agencies are incorporating ecosystem services into planning processes and about the data and modeling needed to conduct nationwide assessments are available here


Webinar Focused on Guidebook Content

A webinar on the FRMES Guidebook will be presented in February. The date and time will be announced through the NESP listserv.



Stanford Collaboration Helps Governments Offset Damage Caused by Development Projects. Stanford Report, December 4, 2014.


Value Forest Ecosystems for Better Planning. The New Indian Express, December 10, 2014.

Selfie-Help for Conservation Areas. BBC News: Science and Environment, December 11, 2014.

Monga Bay, December 12, 2014. 

Rice Farms Could Provide Offsets in Carbon Market. The Sacramento Bee, December 14, 2014.


Which Mangroves Store the Most Carbon? Environmental Research Web, December 15, 2014.


Conference Explores Ways to Value Resources, Improve the Environment and Put a Check into Producers' Pockets. USDA Blog, December 15, 2014.


What are the Local Impacts of Energy Systems on Marine Ecosystem Services: a Systematic Map Protocol. 7th Space Interactive, December 16, 2014.


Lecavalier, C., F. Soulard, G. Gagnon, J. Wang, J. St. Lawrence, and M. Tait. 2014. Human Activity and the Environment (16-201-X): Agriculture in Canada. Statistics Canada: Environment, Energy, and Transportation Statistics Division. Ottawa.

Olander, L. and L. Maltby 2014. "Mainstreaming Ecosystem Services into Decision Making." Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 12: 539-539.

Pendleton, L., F. Krowicki, P. Strosser, and J. Hallet-Murdoch. 2014. "Assessing the Economic Contribution of Marine and Coastal Ecosystem Services in the Sargasso Sea." NI R 14-05. Durham, NC: Duke University.

Salzman, J., C.A. Arnold, R. Garcia, K.H. Hirokawa, K. Jowers, J. LeJava, and L.P. Olander. "The Most Important Current Research Questions in Urban Ecosystem Services." Duke Environmental Law & Policy Forum, Forthcoming; Albany Law School Research Paper No. 4 for 2014-2015.

Tallis, H. and J. Lubchenco. 2014. "Working Together: A Call for Inclusive Conservation." Nature 515 (7525): 27-28.


January 29-30, 2015. Third Annual Conference of the Green Growth Knowledge Platform-Fiscal Policies and the Green Economy Transition: Generating Knowledge, Creating Impact, Venice, Italy.


May 25-29, 2015. XVth IWRA World Water Congress, Edinburgh, Scotland.


June 30-July 3, 2015. 11th International Conference of the European Society for Ecological Economics, University of Leeds, United Kingdom.



Staff Accountant. Forest Trends. Washington, D.C.


Research Assistant: Mapping Ecosystem Markets in the US. Ecosystem Marketplace. Washington, D.C.


Carbon Research Assistant - Winter/Spring 2015. Ecosystem Marketplace. Washington, D.C.


Assistant Professor in Applied Economics. Oregon State University. Corvallis, Oregon.


Environmental Scientist or Senior Environmental Scientist. San Francisco Estuary Institute. Richmond, CA.


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