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Working Group "Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services Assessments"

The Work Group Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services Assessments intends to form a cross-cutting platform for connecting particularly researchers involved in the Intergovernmental Panel for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) as authors or participating in any of its activities. The WG intends to enhance the collaboration of landscape ecologists involved in regional / national assessments of ecosystem services and biodiversity. Also other interested researchers with thematically related work are welcome.

The WG will support the transcontinental exchange on most recent thematic advances, ongoing implementation activities / research programs or other events of common interest (e.g. conferences, workshops).

The WG will also connect IALE capacity building activities with those of IPBES by joining the Matchmaking Facility of IPBES and cooperating with other partners, such as Ecosystem Service Partnership (ESP) and International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO) particularly on making research results more visible and better accessible and creating synthesis in providing information.

Common project or publication activities serve to harmonize and recommend on best practices in biodiversity and ecosystem services assessment and to address particularly landscape ecological methods and how these contribute to the understanding of human-environmental interactions in the provision of ecosystem services and the conservation of biodiversity.

The group invites interested IALE members to join and announce their interest until September, 30-2015 via email to Christine Fürst (christine.fuerst(at)kit.edu). Subsequently, the new members will vote for a representative of the group in IALE. We will start our work with a side meeting at the upcoming ESP conference, November, 2015 in Spiers, South-Africa to develop a road-map of common activities and characterize important milestones. 

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