Events - Ecosystem Services

Date and Time
Thursday, October 29, 2020 - 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
Location
Online 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
Wednesday, October 21, 2020 to Thursday, October 22
Location
Virtual Workshop

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

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
Tuesday, September 22, 2020 - 2 p.m. to 3 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
Wednesday, July 8, 2020 - 3 p.m. to 4 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
Thursday, May 21, 2020 - 2 p.m. to 3 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
Monday, March 16, 2020 - 8:30 a.m. to Wednesday, March 18 - 7 p.m.
Location
Stanford University, California

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

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

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
Wednesday, November 13, 2019 to Thursday, November 14
Location
New Orleans, LA, USA

Southeast CASC Regional Science Symposium

At the Southeast CASC Regional Science Symposium, Lydia Olander will co-organize a session on Ecosystem Services linking climate change and ecosystem services research, and Katie Warnell will speak about mapping coastal resilience and coastal blue carbon in North Carolina. The Symposium takes place November 13-15, 2019, in New Orleans, Louisiana.