Massive interest in our Urban Ecosystem Services Sessions! – Ecosystem Services Partnership (ESP) 2017 Conference, Shenzhen

Between 11-15 December 2017, the 9th ESP world conference will take place in Shenzhen, China. We have prepared two exciting sessions, containing five sessions on topics related to urbanisation & ecosystem services (B10) and spatial planning (T14). Information about sessions can be found here. Our session B10 entitled Urban Ecosystem Services and Sustainable Urban Development, has received a massive interest. We will host a long session lasting one day and a half, containing in total 27 oral presentations and eight posters. Our session T14 Ecosystem Services assessments and trade-offs. Methods and indicators for spatial planning has been very atractive as well, …

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Integrating ecosystem services supply from future land-use scenarios in protected area management

The establishment of protected areas (PA) is a pivotal strategy to conserve the declining forests and biodiversity worldwide. Due to poor infrastructure and a limited capacity of PA managers, most of the PA’s in developing countries fail to achieve their management targets. In this paper entitled: Integrating ecosystem services supply from future land-use scenarios in protected area management, we explored the potential to integrate ecosystem services (ES) into land-use planning, to better manage PAs in tropical countries. Firstly, we mapped the relative capacity of different land-use/land cover (LULC) to supply ES in and around the Satchari National Park (SNP) located …

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Dynamics of urbanization and Ecosystem Services provision in Latin America

Research about ecosystem services and urbanization is increasing in Latin America. From science & research point of view, it is still necessary to pave the way to put the framework of ecosystem services (ES) into practice, to translating the ES framework to applied disciplines such as urban planning, land planning, and management. This research project attempts to cope with this issue by making a spatial-temporal analysis of UHI trends,

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