Disturbances such as droughts, wind and insects attacks all result in stress for forests and they are influenced by changing climate.
In the early 1970s, Eric Birse and colleagues at the Macaulay (now James Hutton) Institute classified and mapped bioclimatic conditions in Scotland.
The Content streams have been announced for the third World Forum on Natural Capital, which will be held in Edinburgh, 27-28 November 2017.
The Strathard Initiative aims to foster closer working relationships and partnerships between agencies, visitors, land owners, local businesses and the community in a joint approach that will influence how the land, forest and water within th
During the first week of June, climate change adaptation experts from across Europe and the world gathered in Glasgow for the 3rd European Climate Change Adaptation Conference.
On the 24th October 2016, Green Surge organised an ESCom Scotland Series workshop to discuss the development of an initiative to encourage people in Edinburgh to take action to improve the city for pollinators, as part of the Edinburgh Living Landscape.
The Scottish Government supports a portfolio of strategic research to ensure that Scotland maintains its position at the very cutting edge of advances in agriculture, food, environment and rural development.
The Antwerp Declaration was launched on the 23rd of September 2016 at the European Ecosystem Services Conference in Antwerp.
Do you love your local park? Are there enough opportunities to see nature, play sport and socialise in Edinburgh’s greenspaces? Where would you like to see improvements?
Vanessa Burton summarises ESCom16
Vanessa Burton, University of Edinburgh discusses the strategy and context for woodland expansion in her ESCom Briefing Note here http://escom.scot/resources
Kerry Waylen & Kirsty Blackstock, James Hutton Institute.
Recently several ESCom members attended the Ecosystem Services Partnership’s 8th World Conference in Stellenbosch, South Africa. The ESP is a multidisciplinary community of researchers and practitioners that aims to translate science into practice.
In an open access paper recently published in Environmental Research Letters ESCom member Michal Petr (Forest Research) and colleagues investigated the impacts of future climate change on forest ecosystem services in Scotland and
Three members of the ESCom community, Jan Dick (CEH), Alistair McVittie (SRUC) and Alessandro Gimona (JHI) attended the 8th international conference of the Ecosystem Service Partnership.
The new £10 million Environmental Cooperation Action Fund is now open for applications.
Natural Capital(ism)? A live debate on cash and saving nature
Accounting for Edinburgh's urban ecosystem services: a walk in the park?
Ecosystem services and forest management Research Note
We had a packed conference day with 12 speakers covering a diverse range of topics and activities across the ecosystem services community. You can watch the talks and download the slides via our resource page. http://escom.scot/resources
The Scottish Forum on Natural Capital is looking for the best examples of natural capital work from across Scotland to be part of a 'Scottish Showcase' at the second World Forum on Natural Capital in Edinburgh on 23-24 November 2015.
Organisers of the second World Forum on Natural Capital, which will take place in Edinburgh, United Kingdom on 23 – 24 November 2015, have issued a call for case studies that demonstrate how putting natural capital at the heart of decision-making can benefit the bottom line, as well as the natura