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Climate changes may provide opportunities and threats for pollinators, and changes to the composition, extent, and configuration of habitat in the landscape are likely to pose a challenge to many pollinator species as climate change progresses. For instance, pollinator species currently at the... Read more
[field_policy_support_type] | Updated on 17 Jan 2018

In 1992, governments worldwide agreed to work towards a new sustainable development agenda aimed at eradicating poverty, halting climate change and conserving ecosystems. Although progress has been made in some areas, actions have not been able to alter the trends in other critical areas of... Read more
[field_policy_support_type] | Updated on 09 Mar 2018

In 2008, The Nature Conservancy worked with communities in the Hudson River Estuary watershed, USA, with the aim of preparing for the impacts of climate change. In a series of workshops over the course of 18 months, more than 160 stakeholders were consulted, including railroad executives, utility... Read more
[field_policy_support_type] | Updated on 22 Dec 2017

This is a conceptual framework for the systematic application of stakeholder analysis in ecosystem services research. The comprehensive framework consists of a three-phase model entailing the planning phase, the execution of the actual stakeholder analysis phase, and, finally the subsequent actions... Read more
[field_policy_support_type] | Updated on 02 Oct 2018

This linked land-sea modeling framework helps assess the relative influence of terrestrial and marine drivers on coral reef communities. It links land cover/use to coral reefs through analyzing nutrient-enriched groundwater flux. Based on climate, groundwater recharge and recharge nutrient... Read more
[field_policy_support_type] | Updated on 02 Apr 2019

In this paper authors discuss how to adapt the methodology of wild plant ecogeographic studies when dealing with cultivated species. They show that the model presented by Maxted et al. 1995), with a few changes in emphasis and detail, proves robust enough to be applied to crops. Particular focus... Read more
[field_policy_support_type] | Updated on 31 Jan 2018

The stocking tool introduced in this management brief calculates the most appropriate size to stock Walleye fingerlings in lakes invaded by predatory Rainbow Smelt. The publication also suggests basic strategies for assessing the size structure of Rainbow Smelt populations, and increasing the... Read more
[field_policy_support_type] | Updated on 18 Mar 2019

This resource explores successes and challenges that the Northwest Climate Science Center (CSC) has faced while supporting the co-production of actionable climate science to achieve regional and national goals.
[field_policy_support_type] | Updated on 25 Jun 2019

This resource evaluates the efficacy of wet meadow restoration techniques in supporting the recovery of the unique yet fragile montane ecosystems and ensuring the continuation of their valuable aquatic and terrestrial ecosystem services. The physically-based conceptual groundwater model introduced... Read more
[field_policy_support_type] | Updated on 25 Jun 2019

The rapid forest assessment (RFA) approach is a collaborative natural resource management strategy to monitor forests by engaging stakeholders and citizen scientists in data collection. The RFA approach was designed to simplify the process of forest monitoring, allowing for wider geographic and... Read more
[field_policy_support_type] | Updated on 18 Mar 2019

This review describes the use of natural infrastructure in tidal marsh, beach and barrier island, mangrove, and biogenic reef habitats along the Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico, and Caribbean coasts of the United States. The term natural infrastructure refers to planned networks of natural lands that... Read more
[field_policy_support_type] | Updated on 06 Mar 2019

This publication applies the “Safe Operating Space” or SOS framework to inland recreational fisheries management by determining the parameters under which harvest, habitat, predation, catchability, and other qualities of a fishery are sustainable. The publication examines these key qualities and... Read more
[field_policy_support_type] | Updated on 20 Mar 2019

This resource provides background and guidance regarding the potential of sustainable biomass production to mitigate climate change and build an effective biofuel industry. The resource uses the example of the North American Great Plains to demonstrate how biomass production can have environmental... Read more
[field_policy_support_type] | Updated on 28 Aug 2019

This guide discusses the information necessary and the practical steps for the implementation of on-farm conservation, as well as the importance of such an initiative. Equipped with the baseline information from this guide, the reader should then be able to identify and access more detailed... Read more
[field_policy_support_type] | Updated on 01 Mar 2018

This training module was was developed for a face-to-face short course on Genebank Management held at RDA Korea in 2009 and 2010. It includes lecture materials and pratical hands-on lab excercises. In particular it aims to: • enhance the use of standard protocols for routine genebank operations... Read more
[field_policy_support_type] | Updated on 01 Mar 2018

The document contains a detailed guide for choosing an economic instrument for conservation and for sustainable local development. The focus is on involving communities and enhancing their stewardship role. The guidelines demonstrate how to identify opportunities to use economic instruments by... Read more
[field_policy_support_type] | Updated on 01 Mar 2018

This document was produced as the main output of the Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services Network's (BES-Net) first Regional Trialogue on Pollinators, Food Security and Rural Development on Pollinators, Food Security and Rural Development, Eastern Europe. The event was held in Sarajevo, Bosnia and... Read more
[field_policy_support_type] | Updated on 02 Oct 2018

The Akwé: Kon Voluntary Guidelines provide a collaborative framework ensuring the full involvement of indigenous and local communities in the assessment of cultural, environmental and social impact of proposed developments on sacred sites and on lands and waters traditionally occupied by indigenous... Read more
[field_policy_support_type] | Updated on 02 Oct 2018

Keohane et al. (2014) focused on the ethics of communication between scientists and policymakers on issues such as climate change. As a case study, they analysed the treatment of possible sea-level rise as a result of the melting of ice sheets in Antarctica and Greenland in the 4th Assessment of... Read more
[field_policy_support_type] | Updated on 22 Dec 2017

The Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP), introduced by Thomas Saaty (1980), is a Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis application commonly encountered in the natural resource management literature. By reducing complex decisions to a series of pairwise comparisons, and then synthesizing the results, it... Read more
[field_policy_support_type] | Updated on 02 Oct 2018

The purpose of the Arctic Biodiversity Assessment (ABA) is to synthesize and assess the status and trends of biological diversity in the Arctic. As there is limited data on many species, it discusses broad trends in habitat condition and extent, ecosystem function and overall biodiversity. It is... Read more
[field_policy_support_type] | Updated on 04 Apr 2019

The ARIES modelling framework, begun in 2007 by a coalition of university, NGO, and governmental researchers, aims to address several scientific and modelling challenges in ecosystem services research and application. ARIES is an open-source technology capable of selecting and running models to... Read more
[field_policy_support_type] | Updated on 02 Oct 2018

The ECO-BEST project, co-funded by the EU, German government (GIZ) and Thailand (Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation and Kasetsart University), worked with scientists to quantify water yield and sediment load according to different land-use and rainfall scenarios between... Read more
[field_policy_support_type] | Updated on 22 Dec 2017

The general purpose of the project is to help stop the decrease of biodiversity in water bodies and damaging of ecosystems in the European Union by supporting the preservation and restoration of ecosystems and their services in Estonia. This was done through the development of methods for... Read more
[field_policy_support_type] | Updated on 22 Dec 2017

This assessment considers observed and projected climate change impacts on ecological and human systems in the Southwest region of the United States. The geographically-variable Southwest is designated a highly “climate-challenged” region due to the variety of threats that warming temperatures and... Read more
[field_policy_support_type] | Updated on 28 Aug 2019

Bayesialab 7.0 is a powerful desktop application with a highly sophisticated graphical user interface based on Bayesian networks mathematical formalism that can simultaneously represent a multitude of probabilistic relationships between variables in a system. It provides a comprehensive 'lab'... Read more
[field_policy_support_type] | Updated on 02 Oct 2018

A Bayesian Belief Network is a framework that uses a graphical representation to show the flow of information in a system. It has nodes or vertices to represent variables which can include observed quantities, latent (unobserved) quantities, expert opinion, model outputs, or unknown parameters.... Read more
[field_policy_support_type] | Updated on 02 Oct 2018

Pollinators such as bees need an optimum balance of nutrients across the individual and colony life-cycle to support their growth and reproduction. Global environmental changes (land-use, climate, introduction of alien invasive species and pollution) have and continue to result in declines in the... Read more
[field_policy_support_type] | Updated on 22 Dec 2017

Biocultural Community Protocols: A Toolkit for Community Facilitators (the Toolkit) is intended to empower communities (indigenous peoples, local and mobile communities, and supporting community-based and non-governmental organizations) to make informed decisions about participatory and... Read more
[field_policy_support_type] | Updated on 02 Oct 2018

The Biodiversity Indicators Partnership (BIP) is a global initiative to promote and coordinate the development and delivery of biodiversity indicators for use by the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and other biodiversity-related conventions, the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on... Read more
[field_policy_support_type] | Updated on 02 Apr 2019