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Toolkit for Ecosystem Service Site-based Assessment

The new improved, interactive Toolkit for Ecosystem Service Site-based Assessment (TESSA) was launched this week at the 7th Annual Ecosystem Services Partnership Conference in Costa Rica and is now available online. For an introduction to TESSA have a look at the presentation by BirdLife Internationals Jenny Birch through SGA Network (www.ecosystemassessments.net). To learn more about TESSA […]

Welcome to Attaining Sustainable Services from Ecosystems Through trade-off Scenarios

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.


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Upcoming Events

all-day ASSETS Team meets in Pucallpa
ASSETS Team meets in Pucallpa
Sep 20 – Sep 26 all-day
Modellers and social scientist of the ASSETS team meet to discuss latest data collections, visits the field sites and start working on joint publications.
all-day XIV World Forestry Congress
XIV World Forestry Congress
Sep 7 – Sep 11 all-day
XIV World Forestry Congress @ Durban | KwaZulu-Natal | South Africa
Forests and People: Investing in a Sustainable Future Preliminary Website

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