Events - Ecosystem Services

Rebuilding Marine Ecosystems in the Anthropocene

Habitat restoration is now being championed as a scalable strategy to reverse global habitat declines. This Oceans @ Duke panel discussion will include experts in the ecosystem restoration, who will provide insights into vital questions related to this topic.

Date and Time
Tuesday, October 12, 2021 - 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. (EDT)
Location
Webinar

Global Earth-Economy Modeling: Linking GTAP and InVEST to address sustainability challenges

In this National Ecosystem Services Partnership (NESP) webinar, Justin Johnson (University of Minnesota) will present recent work completed with the World Bank that lays out a new model, GTAP-InVEST, that links a computable general equilibrium model from the Global Trade Analysis Project (GTAP) with an ecosystem services model, Integrated Valuation of Ecosystem Services and Tradeoffs (InVEST), to assess important sustainability challenges.

Date and Time
Thursday, October 7, 2021 - 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Location
Webinar

Gulf of Mexico Ecosystem Service Logic Models and Socio-Economic Indicators (GEMS) Webinar

The Gulf of Mexico Ecosystem Service Logic Models and Socio-Economic Indicators (GEMS) project was a three-year effort to advance standardized socio-economic metrics. The project team will discuss the models, metrics, protocols, and web-based tools that were developed.

Date and Time
Friday, September 10, 2021 - 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. (CDT)
Location
Webinar

2021 GOMA Tools Café

Rachel Karasik, Policy Associate, will present on Gulf of Mexico Ecosystem Service Logic Models & Socio-Economic Indicators (GEMS) during GOMA's Virtual Tool Cafe.

Date and Time
Tuesday, August 17, 2021 - 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. (CDT)
Location
Webinar

Payments for forest-based ecosystem services from private lands in the United States

In this National Ecosystem Services Partnership (NESP) webinar, hear from Gregory Frey at the U.S. Forest Service, who will present on an effort to account, estimate, and document the full extent of direct payments for ecosystem services to private forest landowners in the United States. This includes payments derived from markets, subsidies, and hybrid approaches, from both governmental and non-governmental sources.

Date and Time
Tuesday, June 8, 2021 - 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Location
Webinar

GEMS Project and Products

This webinar will share results of the Gulf of Mexico Ecosystem Service Logic Models and Socio-Economic Indicators (GEMS) project, which aims to advance standardized socio-economic metrics that encompass the broad environmental, social and economic goals of restoration success shared by many institutions across the Gulf. We will discuss the models, metrics, protocols, and web-based tools that were developed throughout this 3-year project with input from a large group of experts and stakeholders.

Date and Time
Tuesday, May 25, 2021 - 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. (CDT)
Location
Webinar

Different methods, different values: How the choice of ecosystem service valuation methods can affect cost-benefit analysis and prioritization decisions

In this National Ecosystem Services Partnership (NESP) webinar, hear from Bonnie Keeler (University of Minnesota) for a presentation that will synthesize the results of over a decade of ecosystem services valuation work in the U.S. state of Minnesota.

Date and Time
Tuesday, May 18, 2021 - 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Location
Webinar

GEMS Metrics Webinar: Funding

This webinar is one of a 3-part series to share results of the Gulf of Mexico Ecosystem Service Logic Models and Socio-Economic Indicators (GEMS) project, which aims to advance standardized socio-economic metrics that encompass the broad environmental, social and economic goals of restoration success shared by many institutions across the Gulf. In a set of three webinars, we will discuss the models, metrics, protocols, and web-based tools that were developed throughout this 3-year project with input from a large group of experts and stakeholders.

Date and Time
Monday, May 3, 2021 - 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. (CDT)
Location
Webinar

GEMS Metrics Webinar: Monitoring

This webinar is one of a 3-part series to share results of the Gulf of Mexico Ecosystem Service Logic Models and Socio-Economic Indicators (GEMS) project, which aims to advance standardized socio-economic metrics that encompass the broad environmental, social and economic goals of restoration success shared by many institutions across the Gulf. In a set of three webinars, we will discuss the models, metrics, protocols, and web-based tools that were developed throughout this 3-year project with input from a large group of experts and stakeholders.

Date and Time
Friday, April 30, 2021 - 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. (CDT)
Location
Webinar

GEMS Metrics Webinar: Planning

This webinar is one of a 3-part series to share results of the Gulf of Mexico Ecosystem Service Logic Models and Socio-Economic Indicators (GEMS) project, which aims to advance standardized socio-economic metrics that encompass the broad environmental, social and economic goals of restoration success shared by many institutions across the Gulf. In a set of three webinars, we will discuss the models, metrics, protocols, and web-based tools that were developed throughout this 3-year project with input from a large group of experts and stakeholders.

Date and Time
Thursday, April 29, 2021 - 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. (CDT)
Location
Webinar

Coastal Habitat Learning Series

Join the Pew Charitable Trusts, Duke University's Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions, and the North Carolina Division of Marine Fisheries for a discussion of how coastal habitats contribute to coastal protection and blue carbon storage, and the ways in which states are utilizing this information for climate and coastal management planning.

Date and Time
Monday, April 19, 2021 - 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Location
Webinar

Planning and Decision-Making Frameworks for Ecosystem Restoration

The Deepwater Horizon oil spill caused significant environmental, ecological, and economic damage to the Gulf of Mexico region. Since the spill, multiple projects have been funded to restore and conserve the Gulf region's natural environment. This webinar, organized by the GRP’s Offshore Situation Room planning committee, will focus on the decision-making frameworks for ecosystem restoration and economic recovery.

Date and Time
Thursday, October 29, 2020 - 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
Location
Online Webinar

Creating Conceptual Models to Systematically Think About Ecosystem Services

Nicholas Institute policy associate Sara Mason will lead a two-day workshop on how conceptual models can be applied to establish a common but flexible ecosystem services management approach to help ensure consistency in consideration of ecosystem services, standardization in monitoring, transparent sharing of ecosystem services outcomes, and stakeholder engagement for ecosystem services management decisions.

Date
Wednesday, October 21, 2020 to Thursday, October 22
Location
Virtual Workshop

Equity and Ecosystem Services Webinar - Part 2

By linking nature and people, ecosystem services can be a valuable tool for understanding racial and social justice around natural resource management and environmental degradation. There is no easy recipe for integrating equity in ecosystem services work, but hearing about different ways that people have addressed the interplay between equity and ecosystem services can help us all to think more critically about inequities in our work related to who benefits from ecosystem services, how decisions are made about managing ecosystem services, and what services are prioritized.

Date and Time
Thursday, October 1, 2020 - 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Location
Online Webinar

Equity and Ecosystem Services Webinar - Part 1

By linking nature and people, ecosystem services can be a valuable tool for understanding racial and social justice around natural resource management and environmental degradation. There is no easy recipe for integrating equity in ecosystem services work, but hearing about different ways that people have addressed the interplay between equity and ecosystem services can help us all to think more critically about inequities in our work related to who benefits from ecosystem services, how decisions are made about managing ecosystem services, and what services are prioritized.

Date and Time
Tuesday, September 22, 2020 - 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Location
Online Webinar

NESP Ecosystem Services Toolkit Tour

The National Ecosystem Services Partnership (NESP) was formed over a decade ago to create a national network for sharing ecosystem services information, to establish pathways for implementation of ecosystem services concepts, and to help integrate ecosystem services information into decision-making.

Date and Time
Wednesday, July 8, 2020 - 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Location
Online webinar

Piloting Ecosystem Accounts for the Southeastern U.S.

Hear from Ken Bagstad (USGS), Katie Warnell (Duke University), Charles Rhodes (TBD Economics), and Marc Russell (US EPA) about "Testing ecosystem accounting in the United States: A case study for the Southeast" [DOI link] that details the first effort to develop Ecosystem Accounts for the U.S. at a broad scale. The team will describe the potential for U.S.

Date and Time
Thursday, May 21, 2020 - 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Location
Online Webinar

POSTPONED — 2020 Natural Capital Symposium

The Natural Capital Symposium is a major convening of leaders advancing the science and practice of incorporating nature’s diverse values into decisions. Each year, participants representing universities, NGOs, businesses, governments, multi-lateral development banks, and other institutions learn about and share their own experiences advancing the frontiers of science, the development and application of practical tools and approaches, and how natural capital understanding is being used today to transform decisions. 

Date and Time
Monday, March 16, 2020 - 8:30 a.m. to Wednesday, March 18 - 7 p.m.
Location
Stanford University, California

Social Coast Forum

Lydia Olander will present on the GEMS project at the 2020 Social Coast Forum in Charleston, South Carolina, February 3-6, 2020.

The Social Coast Forum explores how social science tools and methods are being used to address the nation’s coastal issues.

Date and Time
Monday, February 3, 2020 - 9 a.m. to Thursday, February 6 - 12 p.m.
Location
Charleston, South Carolina, USA

Ecosystem Service Assessments at Three National Wildlife Refuges: Methods, Results, and Lessons

In the next National Ecosystem Services Partnership (NESP) webinar, hear from Emily Pindilli, an economist with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), about the USGS LandCarbon program’s in-depth ecosystem service assessments at three different National Wildlife Refuges.

Date and Time
Tuesday, December 10, 2019 - 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Location
Online webinar