Meetings and Webinars

All times U.S. ET unless noted.
Date and Time
Tuesday, June 8, 2021 - 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
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.

Speakers: Gregory Frey, U.S. Forest Service
Date and Time
Tuesday, May 18, 2021 - 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
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.

Speakers: Bonnie Keeler (University of Minnesota)
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.

Speakers: Marta Berbes (ASU), Kai Chan (UBC), Bonnie Keeler (UMN)
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.

Speakers: Leah Bremer (University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa), Benis Egoh (University of California Irvine), Jacqueline Loos (Leuphana University)
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.

Speakers: Lydia Olander, Sara Mason, Katie Warnell, and Rachel Karasik of the Nicholas Institute at Duke University
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.

Speakers: Ken Bagstad (USGS), Katie Warnell (Duke University), Charles Rhodes (TBD Economics), and Marc Russell (US EPA)
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.

Speakers: Emily Pindilli, U.S. Geological Survey
Date and Time
Thursday, August 1, 2019 - 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Location
Online webinar

Interpreting the IPBES Global Assessment

In the next National Ecosystem Services Partnership (NESP) webinar on Thursday, August 1, at 2 p.m. ET, report co-authors Alex Pfaff from the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University, and Stephen Polasky from the Department of Applied Economics at University of Minnesota, will present an interpretation of the report contents and its implications.

Speakers: Alex Pfaff (Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University), and Stephen Polasky (Department of Applied Economics at University of Minnesota)
Date and Time
Wednesday, June 26, 2019 - 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Location
Online webinar

Exploring Applications of Ecosystem Service Conceptual Models for Coastal Habitats

Dr. Lydia Olander and Sara Mason of Duke University will share their approach to using Ecosystem Services Conceptual Models as a framework to think about ecosystem services and how they can be considered within the National Estuarine Research Reserve System.

Speakers: Lydia Olander and Sara Mason of the Nicholas Institute at Duke University
Date and Time
Tuesday, June 18, 2019 - 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Location
Online webinar

Innovative Ways for States to Finance Agricultural Conservation Programs

In this National Ecosystem Services Partnership (NESP) webinar, presented on Tuesday, June 18, Vincent Gauthier and John Feldmann discuss the findings of a masters thesis at Duke University focused on identifying state-level agricultural conservation programs with non-traditional financing mechanisms.

Speakers: Vincent Gauthier and John Feldmann, Duke University
Date and Time
Friday, April 12, 2019 - 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Location
Online webinar

How Governments Can Boost Natural Capital Thinking for Better Decision-Making: Global Overview and Practical Examples

Hear from the Natural Capital Coalition (NCC), an international collaboration that unites the global natural capital community, about the progress and outcomes of the Government Dialogue on Natural Capital in the next National Ecosystem Services Partnership (NESP) webinar on Friday, April 12, 11a.m. - 12 p.m. ET.  

Speakers: Martin Lok and Marta Santamaria (Natural Capital Coalition), Irene Alvarado Quesada (Central Bank of Costa Rica), Sander de Bruyn (CE Delft) and Leendert-Jan de Olde (PHILIPS)
Date and Time
Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Location
Online webinar

Integrating Ecosystem Values Into Cost-Benefit Analysis at USAID

Please join us for the next National Ecosystem Services Partnership’s (NESP) webinar, "Integrating Ecosystem Values Into Cost-Benefit Analysis at USAID," on Thursday, February 28, 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. ET.

Speakers: Aaron Bruner (Conservation Strategy Fund), Jenny Kane (USAID Office of Forestry and Biodiversity), Paul Oliver (USAID Office of Economic Policy)
Date and Time
Friday, September 28, 2018 - 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Location
Online Webinar

Ecosystem Service Conceptual Models

Learn about the National Ecosystem Services Partnership’s (NESP) new Conceptual Model Series in a webinar, Friday, September 28, 3-4 p.m. ET.  

Speakers: Lydia Olander, Sara Mason, and Katie Warnell of the Nicholas Institute at Duke University
Date and Time
Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Location
Online Webinar

Freshwater Health Index

Derek Vollmer of Conservation International will present on the Freshwater Health Index during a webinar at 3 p.m. ET on Wednesday, July 11. The Freshwater Health Index is a tool that measures ecosystem health by making clear connections between freshwater ecosystems, the services they provide to people, and the water governance system in place.

Speakers: Derek Vollmer, Conservation International
Date and Time
Thursday, May 10, 2018 - 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Location
Online Webinar

Using the EcoService Models Library

Tammy Newcomer-Johnson, ecologist with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Research and Development, will present on the EPA's new EcoService Models Library. This online database allows users to find, examine, and compare ecological models to estimate the production of ecosystem goods and services. Newcomer-Johnson will describe how the library can help decision makers make informed decisions about which ecological models they should use to understand how their decisions will affect ecosystem goods and services.

Speakers: Tammy Newcomer-Johnson, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Date and Time
Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Location
Online Webinar

Conservation International Rapid Ecosystem Services Assessments and Mapping

Rachel Neugarten, Conservation International’s director of Conservation Priority Setting, will discuss the organization's approach to mapping important places for ecosystem services in a webinar 3-4 p.m. ET on Thursday, February 22.

Speakers: Rachel Neugarten, Conservation International
Date and Time
Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Location
Online Webinar

Mapping Ecosystem Services in Maryland to Inform Decision Making

Elliott Campbell and Rachel Marks from the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will discuss the DNR’s new online tool for ecosystem service quantification in a webinar 3-4 p.m. ET Wednesday, January 31.

Speakers: Elliott Campbell and Rachel Marks, Maryland Department of Natural Resources
Date and Time
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 1:30 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.
Location
Online webinar

Ecosystem Services and National Forest Policy

In response to growing interest in ecosystem services, the U.S. Forest Service is identifying needs and opportunities to incorporate an ecosystem services approach into its programs and activities.

In a webinar sponsored by the National Ecosystem Services Partnership, Robert Deal, Nikola Smith, and Jonas Epstein of the U.S. Forest Service discussed their report "Integrating Ecosystem Services into National Forest Service Policy and Operations," Tuesday, October 17. They discussed additional opportunities and needs, and summarize some of the ongoing efforts to integrate ecosystem services into U.S. Forest Service policy and operations.

Speakers: Robert Deal, Nikola Smith, and Jonas Epstein, U.S. Forest Service
Date and Time
Wednesday, August 2, 2017 - 3 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.
Location
Online Webinar

Webinar: Canadian Ecosystem Services Toolkit

In this National Ecosystem Services Partnership webinar, Susan Preston of Environment and Climate Change Canada will discuss The Canadian Ecosystem Services Toolkit at 3 p.m. ET on August 2. 

Speakers: Susan Preston, Environment and Climate Change Canada
Date and Time
Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 3 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.
Location
Online Webinar

Webinar: Valuation of Ecosystem Services from Farms and Forests

In this webinar, Lisa Wainger of the University of Maryland and David Ervin of Portland State University will discuss findings of a recent Council on Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics report, The Valuation of Ecosystem Services from Farms and Forests, which resulted from an interdisciplinary project that they co-chaired.

Speakers: Lisa Wainger (University of Maryland) and David Ervin (Portland State University)