Learn more: ecosystem services links

Although the science of ecosystem services extends back through decades of research in ecology and economics, our field’s scientific knowledge and policy use has grown immensely since the late 1990s. Below are some key organizations, research partnerships, and resources to learn more about the importance of valuing nature for society, the economy, and the environment:

The Intergovernmental science-policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) (http://www.ipbes.net/)

A Community on Ecosystem Services (ACES) Conference (http://www.conference.ifas.ufl.edu/aces/)

BSR Ecosystem Services (http://www.wri.org/ecosystems#EcosystemServices)

EBM Tools Database (https://ebmtoolsdatabase.org/)

Ecoagriculture Partners (http://www.ecoagriculture.org/)

Ecosystem Marketplace (http://www.ecosystemmarketplace.com/)

Ecosystem Services for Poverty Alleviation (ESPA) (http://www.espa.ac.uk/)

Ecosystem Services Partnership (http://www.fsd.nl/esp)

Marine Ecosystem Services Partnership (http://www.marineecosystemservices.org/)

Millennium Ecosystem Assessment (http://www.millenniumassessment.org/)

National Ecosystem Services Partnership (https://nicholasinstitute.duke.edu/focal-areas/national-ecosystem-services-partnership)

Social Values for Ecosystem Services (SolVES) (http://solves.cr.usgs.gov/)

The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB) (http://www.teebweb.org/)

USDA Forest Service and ecosystem services (http://www.fs.fed.us/ecosystemservices/)

U.N. Statistics Division – System of Environmental-Economic Accounts (http://unstats.un.org/unsd/envaccounting/seea.asp)

U.S. Geological Survey – Ecosystem Services research program (http://esp.cr.usgs.gov/projects/esav/index.shtml)

Wealth Accounting and Valuation of Ecosystem Services (http://www.wavespartnership.org/en)

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