Between March 10th and March 22nd of 2013, people from all corners of the world took part in the 1st International Spring University (ISU) on Ecosystem Services Modelling (ES-M). The 2-week intensive course was designed to empower a new generation of actors, in research, environmental science, policy and management, who could have a greater impact [...]
On the occasion of the UN World Water Day Kate Schreckenberg presented the ASSETS project. Watch the video to learn all about the project!
Professor Guy Poppy talked about Global Food Security at the 1st TEDxSouthamptonUniversity on March 17th 2013. How can 7 Billion people be fed in harmony with nature and in peaceful societies? Guy suggests approaches to move into the future. For those who could not be at the venue and also those who want to listen [...]
“Science needs to be believable”, stated Yvan Biot of DFID during his talk at “Ecosystem Services for Poverty Alleviation & World Water Day 2013”, University of Southampton. The mix of speakers covered the very latest developments of ecosystem services activities nationally and internationally. A good discussion on how policy can apply this new field of research more [...]
Two more days to go until our event “Ecosystem Services for Poverty Alleviation & World Water Day 2013”. Meet more of our speakers and make sure to come along on the 22nd March 2013 from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM (GMT). The venue is University of Southampton, Highfield Campus, Building 44, Room 1041. Guy Poppy is [...]
We are getting closer to our event “Ecosystem Services for Poverty Alleviation & World Water Day 2013” on coming Friday. Please learn about our interesting speakers and make sure to come along on the 22nd March 2013 from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM (GMT). The venue is University of Southampton, Highfield Campus, Building 44, Room 1041. [...]
The ASSETS project aims to explicitly quantify the linkages between ecosystem services that affect – and are affected by – food security and nutritional health for the rural poor at the forest-agricultural interface. The project proposes to integrate a suite of complexity tools and cutting edge models with more traditional participatory assessments in the field within a modified version of the Drivers-Pressures-States-Impacts-Response methodological framework to: identify how dynamic stocks and flows of ecosystem services at the landscape scale translate to local-level nutritional diets and health; and inform policy makers on how future land use and climate change will affect both food security and the ecosystem services associated with it.