NESP DIGEST, Fall 2014             

Attend the Launch of a New Guidebook

Join us December 10 for the Federal Resource Management and Ecosystem Services Guidebook (FRMES) launch event at the  A Community on Ecosystem Services (ACES) Conference. Guidebook creators will give attendees a first look at this new online resource, discussing the impetus for its creation, what it includes, and how it will help federal resource managers credibly incorporate ecosystem services considerations into planning and management efforts. The launch event will be held from 7:20 to 7:50 a.m. in Grand Ballroom, Salon F-G. The guidebook explains how an ecosystem services approach to planning and management can be useful for federal resource managers and provides an ecosystem services assessment framework designed to promote consistent and credible application of that approach. There will be a number of other sessions on the guidebook during the conference as well as a workshop on December 8. 


Policy-Oriented Track Offered at ACES

For the first time, the ACES conference offers a unique opportunity to include federal policy makers in discussions with the ecosystem services community. COMPASS has organized a track of  policy-oriented sessions to engage these policy makers in dialogue on ecosystem services approaches to budget, policy tools, climate resilience, green infrastructure, and ecosystem restoration. 


Webinar Focused on Guidebook Content

For those unable to attend the events at the ACES conference in December, NESP is planning a webinar centered around the FRMES Guidebook in January. Stay tuned for more details.   


Site C Dam a Threat to $8 Billion in Ecological Values: Suzuki Foundation Study Tallies Value of Peace River Valley for Water, Carbon Storage, Filtration and More.The Vancouver Sun, July 30, 2014.


Should Landowners Earn Biodiversity Offsets for Conserving Species Habitat Before It Becomes Endangered? Ecosystem Marketplace, August 19, 2014.


Social-Ecological Marine Restoration: A New Vision of Benefits for Nature - and People. National Geographic, Voices - Ocean Views, August 21, 2014.


Science and Sustainability Goals: What Researchers Want Businesses to Know. The Guardian, August 29, 2014.


The Forgotten Golden Value of Wetlands in Kampala. New Vision, September 2, 2014.


Putting a Value on What Nature Does for Us., September 12, 2014.


NOAA Establishes 10 Priorities for Restoring the Gulf of Mexico. The Houston Chronicle, October 30, 2014.


Cities Designed Like Ecosystems Offer Untold Gains. Climate Central, November 2, 2014.


The Ecosystem That Is Disappearing Faster Than Any Other on Earth. The Huffington Post, November 7, 2014.


Filling in the Information Gap on Market-Based Instruments for Biodiversity Conservation. Ecosystem Marketplace, November 11, 2014. 



Adams, W.M. 2014. The Value of Valuing Nature. Science 346(6209): 549-551.


Albert, C., J. Aronson, C. Furst, and P. Odam. 2014. Special Issue: Incorporating Ecosystem Services in Landscape Planning. Landscape Ecology 29(8): 1277-1462.


Auerbach, D., B. Deisenroth, R.R. McShane, K. McCluney, and N.L. Poff. 2014. Beyond the Concrete: Accounting for Ecosystem Services from Free-flowing Rivers. Ecosystem Services 10: 1-5.


Dickson, B., R. Blaney, L. Miles, E. Regan, A. van Soesbergen, E. Väänänen, S. Blyth, M. Harfoot, C.S. Martin, C. McOwen, T. Newbold, and J. van Bochove. 2014.  Towards a Global Map of Natural Capital: Key Ecosystem Assets. UNEP, Nairobi, Kenya.


Doyle, M., L. Patterson, Y. Chen, K. Schnier, and A. Yates. 2014.  Optimizing the Scale of Markets for Water Quality Trading. Water Resources Research 50 (9): 7231-7244.


Landsberg, F., J. Treweek, M.M. Stickler, N. Henninger, and O. Venn. 2014.  Weaving Ecosystem Services into Impact Assessment: Technical Appendix, Version 1.0. World Resources Institute. Washington, D.C.



December 8-12.  A Community on Ecosystem Services: Linking Science, Practice, and Decision Making, Arlington, Virginia.


December 11.  U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Corporate Citizenship Center - The Energy-Water-Food Nexus: Risks and Opportunities for the Private Sector, Washington, D.C.


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


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.


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


July 5-10, 2015.  9th IALE World Congress: Crossing Scales, Crossing Borders: Global Approaches to Complex Challenges, Portland, Oregon. 


Executive Director. National Mitigation Banking Association. Washington, D.C.


Senior Manager. Carbon Asset Risk Campaign, CERES. Boston, Massachusetts.


Coastal Economist. North Carolina Sea Grant Program. Raleigh, North Carolina.


Program Specialist. Department of Interior, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services Program. Falls Church, Virginia.


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


Assistant Professor in Forest Economics. Department of Forest Engineering, Resources and Management (FERM), Oregon State University. Corvallis, Oregon.


Postdoctoral Associate (Social). Environmental Cooperative Science Center, Florida A&M University. Tallahassee, Florida.


Summer Research Fellowships. International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis. Austria. 


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