SEP: When can science help conflicting stakeholders
A new study fetured in the lates issue of Science for Environment Policy(SEP) delves into the issue of when can scientific studies effectively promote consensus among conflicting stakeholders.
Does scientific evidence alwa...
BESAFE reports: relationships between biodiversity, ecosystem services and values in case studies
BESAFE aims to help policy-makers understand the effectiveness of various types of arguments for biodiversity protection under varying circumstances. In a recent report the project explores the links between biodiversity and...
BESAFE case studies: Analysis on effectiveness
A recent BESAFE report provides a synthesis of the analysis of the BESAFE case studies. Using a case study approach, BESAFE analyses the effectiveness of arguments for biodiversity conservation empirically by observing argume...
Analysis of argumentation in multi-level governance interactions in case studies
A new BESAFE report provides a synthesis of argumentation analysis in real-world cases in “multi-level biodiversity governance”, investigated within the project.
It is broadly recognised that decision-making in biodiversi...
Fully Funded PhD Studentship: "Resilience of agricultural ecosystems to biological invasions”
The Coventry University, UK offers a fully funded PhD studentship to carry out research in the area: "Resilience of agricultural ecosystems to biological invasions”.
This studentship is located within the newly-established...
Forest owner perceptions of institutions and voluntary contracting for biodiversity conservation: Not crowding out but staying out
Ecological Economics (2014) doi: 10.1016/j.ecolecon.2014.04.008Primmer E., Paloniemi R., Similä J., Tainio A.Although the concepts of institutions in economics and institutional analysis have been integr...
Payments for ecosystem services: durable habits, dubious nudges, and doubtful efficacy
Journal of Institutional Economics (2014) doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1744137413000428JUHA HIEDANPÄÄ and DANIEL W. BROMLEYPayments for ecosystem services (PES) have become a popular approach to ...
Farmland biodiversity monitoring costs estimated
Monitoring biodiversity on farms is vital for conservation policies but how much does it cost? In a new pan-European study, researchers develop a standardised monitoring programme and estimate it will cost an average of ˆ8 20...
New BESAFE factsheet - "Arguments for biodiversity:a literature review"
The BESAFE project has issued a new factsheet "Arguments for biodiversity: a literature review" aimed at creating a framework for recording and evaluating a wide range of arguments made in different contexts.
The review sh...
Scaling in ecology and biodiversity conservation explained in a book and an online tool
The 5-year EU project Securing the Conservation of biodiversity across Administrative Levels and spatial, temporal, and Ecological Scales, SCALES (http://www.scales-project.net/)has come to an end in July 2014 resulting in a ...
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