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The southern tip of South America (Argentina and Chile) is inhabited by a single native bumble bee species, Bombus dahlbomii, whose key role in plant-pollinator webs and in the pollination of native plant species has been recognized. This region has been invaded by the European bumble bee B.... Read more
[field_policy_support_type] | Updated on 22 Dec 2017

CENTURY is a general model of plant-soil nutrient cycling which has been used to simulate carbon and nutrient dynamics for different types of ecosystems. It can be used to assess soil matter turnover, which can indicate the state of degradation. CENTURY is composed of a soil organic matter/... Read more
[field_policy_support_type] | Updated on 07 Mar 2019

This resource evaluates different strategies for using citizen science to collect observational data on snow disappearance in the Pacific Northwest. The most successful strategy was found to be a collaborative education campaign, which met the project’s dual goals of generating useful data for a... Read more
[field_policy_support_type] | Updated on 25 Jun 2019

The Circumpolar Biodiversity Monitoring Program (CBMP) is a cornerstone programme to the Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna working group of the Arctic council. The CBMP is an international network of scientists, government agencies, Indigenous organizations and conservation groups working... Read more
[field_policy_support_type] | Updated on 02 Oct 2018

This resource guides new and experienced collectors on how to sample, collect and preserve a wealth of genetic resources – not only crop plants and trees but also wild species, symbiotic bacteria and fungi, pollen and even DNA.
[field_policy_support_type] | Updated on 02 Mar 2018

This book is the first to set out a clear overview of CBM as a methodology for meeting socio-environmental changes. CBM is shown to be a key strategy that promotes community resilience, and contributes to the conservation of plant genetic resources. The authors present the underlying concepts and... Read more
[field_policy_support_type] | Updated on 02 Mar 2018

Over three decades, a number of international and national organizations have provided technical and financial support to community seed banks around the world. Only a few of these organizations have developed and published a practical guide about how they have offered this support. This handbook... Read more
[field_policy_support_type] | Updated on 02 Mar 2018

Consequence tables are multi-objective decision-support tools that deal explicitly with trade-offs. There are three core elements to any multi-objective decision problem; alternatives, expected consequences and trade-offs. These elements are compactly reported in a consequence table. The table can... Read more
[field_policy_support_type] | Updated on 02 Oct 2018

Conservation Evidence (www.conservationevidence.com) collects and summarises scientific evidence on the effectiveness - or otherwise - of conservation actions. Concise, plain-English accounts of how well conservation actions have worked can be used by decision-makers to make conservation planning... Read more
[field_policy_support_type] | Updated on 17 Oct 2018

Coordination of Information on the Environment (CORINE) Land Cover provides information on the biophysical characteristics of European land cover. The CORINE Land Cover project was established in the 1980s to standardise data collection on the state of land in Europe and to support environmental... Read more
[field_policy_support_type] | Updated on 11 Mar 2019

Genebanks around the world hold collections of the genetic resources of crop plants for long-term conservation and for ease of access by plant breeders, researchers and other users. Perceiving that the large size of some collections could deter use, Frankel (1984) proposed that a limited or "core... Read more
[field_policy_support_type] | Updated on 02 Mar 2018

When filling in a consequence table, if all expected consequences can be assigned a monetary value, then cost benefit analysis may be applicable. Cost benefit analysis proceeds by drawing up a comprehensive list of the differences between the (estimated) state of the world with the policy or... Read more
[field_policy_support_type] | Updated on 02 Oct 2018

Cost-effectiveness analysis is a variant of cost-benefit analysis that accommodates the non-monetary comparison of options.
[field_policy_support_type] | Updated on 22 Dec 2017

Based on twenty years of global research, this is the first comprehensive reference on crop genetic diversity as it is maintained on farmland around the world. Showcasing the findings of seven experts representing the fields of ecology, crop breeding, genetics, anthropology, economics, and policy,... Read more
[field_policy_support_type] | Updated on 02 Mar 2018

Crop wild relatives (CWR) are plant species which are more or less closely related to crops. They are the repositories of genetic variation that can be used in breeding new and better adapted crop varieties that are resistant to stress, disease and more importantly the impact of climate change. The... Read more
[field_policy_support_type] | Updated on 02 Mar 2018

Psittaciformes (parrots, cockatoos) are among the most endangered birds, with 31% of Neotropical species under threat. The drivers of this situation appear to be manifold and mainly of anthropogenic origin. However, this assessment is based on the last extensive consultation about the conservation... Read more
[field_policy_support_type] | Updated on 25 Jan 2018

Deliberative valuation is an interactive valuation method, which brings different actors (policy-makers, stakeholders and/or citizens) to form value judgements (e.g. preferences for ecosystem services) in an open dialogue with each other. The main advantage of deliberative valuation is that unlike... Read more
[field_policy_support_type] | Updated on 02 Mar 2018

DNDC is a computer simulation model of carbon and nitrogen biogeochemistry in agro-ecosystems. The model can be used for predicting crop growth, soil temperature and moisture, carbon dynamics, nitrogen leaching, and trace gases emissions.  The DNDC model can assess the soil matter turnover, which... Read more
[field_policy_support_type] | Updated on 30 Jan 2019

Labelling is a means for providing accurate, understandable, verifialble and reliable information to consumers to allow those who wish, to adjust their purchasing behaviour and diet choices to a more sustainable level. Voluntary and compulsory labelling schemes are increasingly used to communicate... Read more
[field_policy_support_type] | Updated on 22 Dec 2017

ECOLEX has been designed to be the most comprehensive global source of information on national and international environmental law. It is a web-based information service, operated jointly by FAO, IUCN, and UNEP since 2001. It is a platform that synergizes information on environmental law collected... Read more
[field_policy_support_type] | Updated on 02 Oct 2018

Ecological Fiscal Transfers (EFT) distribute a share of intergovernmental fiscal transfers and revenue sharing schemes according to ecological indicators such as protected areas or watershed management areas. These conservation areas thus become a source of income for the receiving... Read more
[field_policy_support_type] | Updated on 02 Oct 2018

ECOPLAN-SE is a QGIS plugin for evaluating ecosystem services supply. It is able to calculate and evaluate quantitatively the effects of spatial scenarios on 18 different ecosystem services: 4 producing, 8 regulating, 3 supporting and 3 cultural services. The user can define and then evaluate the... Read more
[field_policy_support_type] | Updated on 22 Dec 2017

The QuickScan summarises how much ecosystem services a particular area delivers (in biophysical units) and what values are associated with it (in monetary terms). The QuickScan was initially developed to make the impact of scenarios - that were calculated with the ECOPLAN-SE (Scenario Evaluator) –... Read more
[field_policy_support_type] | Updated on 02 Oct 2018

Ecosystem accounting is a coherent and integrated approach to the assessment of the environment through the measurement of ecosystems, and measurement of the flows of services from ecosystems into economic and other human activity. The scale on which the accounting may be conducted varies: the... Read more
[field_policy_support_type] | Updated on 22 Dec 2017

This article summarizes the potential impacts of climate change on natural lands and resources to inform ten recommendations on promoting ecosystem resilience through adaptive management. The author argues that existing laws and policies are not sufficient to adequately address the risk of climate... Read more
[field_policy_support_type] | Updated on 25 Jun 2019

The Ecosystem Service Assessment Support Tool (ESAST) has been designed to provide guidance to users who are new to ecosystem services and need assistance in designing an effective assessment process. It can also assist experienced users in providing detailed information about different concepts,... Read more
[field_policy_support_type] | Updated on 02 Oct 2018

The ecosystem services card game is a method developed to capture the sociocultural values related to ecosystem services. It combines photo-elicitation with a rating exercise.
[field_policy_support_type] | Updated on 02 Oct 2018

The Ecosystem services reference book contains 27 Synthesis Papers (SPs) on key concepts within the field of ecosystem services.  The SPs are succinct and up-to-date reviews of the state of thinking around different key concepts of ecosystem services such as (non-monetary) valuation, nature-based... Read more
[field_policy_support_type] | Updated on 02 Oct 2018

This interdisciplinary web project explores the dynamics and functioning of socio-ecosystems and the biosphere, as well as tracks towards an ecological transition, through key questions asked to experts in different fields of environmental sciences. Brief presentations, in answer to these questions... Read more
[field_policy_support_type] | Updated on 02 Oct 2018

In light of the ongoing loss of biodiversity, there is a need to make the most of the huge amount of knowledge available on biodiversity and ecosystem services to help decision-makers at all scales make better decisions for our environment. This is the main motivation behind the H2020 funded... Read more
[field_policy_support_type] | Updated on 02 Oct 2018