The Environment & Society Research Group, School of Geosciences, University of Edinburgh
The Ecosystem Approach to land management emphasises the sustainable and equitable use of ecosystem services, and is a cornerstone of the Convention on Biological Diversity. In the UK, as elsewhere, it is receiving increasing attention as a strategy for dealing with the various processes, including climate change, that cause ecosystem degradation.
In this workshop, we will hear from two enterprising projects that implement the Ecosystem Approach in the UK: Natural England’s Upland Ecosystem Service Pilot Projects, and the collaborative Strathard project in the Trossachs. Speakers will describe their experiences, achievements, and the challenges of dealing with such complex systems.
The workshop is intended to highlight some of the contributions made by scientific research, policy and practical methods, as well as areas where more work is required. Join us for two presentations followed by discussion and an informal reception.
Jane Lusardi, Senior Specialist in Ecosystem Approach and Natural Capital, Natural England
Paul Roberts, Operations Officer in the Strathard Project, Scottish Natural Heritage
Chair: Calum Brown, University of Edinburgh