ESCom 4th Annual Conference 2017

Monday, 24th April 2017
Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation

Registration and coffee from 10am

It’s not all about commodification! 

‘Understanding and assessing shared and cultural values of ecosystem services’

In its fourth year, ESCom Scotland continues to develop as a community of practice comprised of individuals and groups involved in the science, policy and practice behind sustainable ecosystem management.

This spring our fourth annual conference will focus on shared and cultural values of ecosystem services. Many people who are critical about the ecosystem services concept object strongly to commodifying nature. However, there is increasing evidence how the concept can be used better understand shared and cultural values.

Through a mixture of talks, workshops and creative sessions we will be looking how societal values at the links between research and policy we will explore what has worked in practice, and how shared and cultural values can support ecosystem management.

The conference will allow you to:

  • Learn about recent and ongoing projects
  • Get insights on data collection tools and evaluation methodologies
  • Take part in hands on practical workshops and thematic discussions
  • Explore synergies, plan collaborations, and future events



Jasper Kenter (SAMS)Shared values; towards a framework for inclusive deliberative valuations.

Neville Makan (SNH), Peter Phillips (CEP) and Katja Schmidt (Potsdam University): Participatory land use planning in the Pentland Hills: using ecosystem service values to inform decision-making

Bio's here

Schedule here 

Registration here