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2013 Spring Conference

Ecosystem Services 1: Practical Methods for Demonstrating the Value of Nature to Decision Makers

Date:  20 March 2013

Venue: Birmingham

- Read the report from keynote speaker Peter Glaves on the results of the interactive plenary session - 'Valuing Ecosystem Services: Applications, Concerns and Perceptions of Ecologists and Environmental Managers'

- Download further reading on methods for valuing Ecosystem Services

- Also available are the speakers' biographies and abstracts

- Conference presentations can be downloaded below:

What is the Value in Valuing Nature? An overview of nature valuation: context, development and current approaches
Peter Glaves (Ecology and Environment Group, University of Northumbria) and Dave Egan (Sheffield Hallam University)

From Concept to Reality: Embedding Ecosystem Services into Delivery and Decision Making
Ruth Waters (Natural England)

The Costs of Pricing Nature: The Implications of Payment for Ecosystem Services in Europe
Alexandra Bosbeer (Quaker Council for European Affairs)

Update On The Activities of the Ecosystem Knowledge Network
Bruce Howard (Centre for Ecology and Hydrology) 

Creating and Using Biodiversity Related Ecosystem Service Maps to Aid Local Decision Making in Dorset
Katie Medcalf (Environment Systems/Dorset AONB)

'We know the price of everything and the value of nothing' (Oscar Wilde)
Dylan Bright (West Country Rivers Trust)

SCCAN – Understanding our Environment to Value Biodiversity Related Ecosystem Services
Natalie Small (Environment Systems)

EcoServ – GIS (Ecosystem Services Mapping Toolbox)
Jonathan Winn (Durham Wildlife Trust)

Scotland's Natural Capital Asset Index
Ralph Blaney (Scottish Natural Heritage) 

Priceless – Towards a Better Understanding of the Value of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) in the UK
Niels Jobstvogt (University of Aberdeen)

Natural Capital City Model for Birmingham
Nick Grayson (Birmingham City Council) 
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Practical Applications of Using Various Economic Concepts and its Relevance to Ecologists and Environmental Managers
Esther Kieboom (Esther Kieboom Environment & Economics)

A Stocks and Flow Framework for Ecosystem Services
Will Manley CEnv FIEEM (Royal Agricultural College) 

Interactive presentation on the audience's perception of ecosystem services
Peter Glaves (University of Northumbria)