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Kai and Terre reflect on a nine-year journey to critically evaluate ecosystem services research

Following their publication of a new paper in People and Nature, Kai Chan and Terre Satterfield reflect on the maturation of ecosystem services as a field, and how it has risen to some critiques but not others. In Relational Thinking, The People and Nature Blog.

Chan & Satterfield, The maturation of ecosystem services

Chan, K.M.A. and T. Satterfield (2020). “The maturation of ecosystem services: Social and policy research expands, but whither biophysically-informed valuation?” People and Nature. Doi: 10.1002/pan3.10137

Klain et al., Octopus’s garden under the blade

Klain, S., T. Satterfield, K.M.A. Chan and K. Lindberg (2020). “Octopus’s garden under the blade: Boosting biodiversity increases willingness to pay for offshore wind in the United States.” Energy Research & Social Science 69: 101744. Doi: 10.1016/j.erss.2020.101744

Maayan Kreitzman defends her PhD

Maayan successfully defended her PhD dissertation entitled “Perennial Agriculture: Agronomy and Environment in Long-Lived Food Systems“. Congratulations, Maayan!

Duarte et al., A user-inspired framework and tool for restoring multifunctional landscapes

Duarte, G.T., M. Mitchell, F. Martello, E.J. Gregr, A.P. Paglia, K.M.A. Chan and M. C. Ribeiro (2020). “A user-inspired framework and tool for restoring multifunctional landscapes: putting into practice stakeholder and scientific knowledge of landscape services.” Landscape Ecology. Doi: 10.1007/s10980-020-01093-7

John Driscoll defends his PhD

John successfully defended his PhD dissertation entitled “Nutrient Yields from Northwest Atlantic Fisheries: Analysis, Indicators, and Optimization“. Congratulations, John!

IPBES Podcast: Choose Your Own Adventure

Kai Chan was featured on the new IPBES Podcast Nature Insight. Rob Spaull interviewed Kai about transformative change, the personal and the global.

Re-orienting towards sustainability, post-COVID (Kai’s story in The Conversation)

Re-orienting towards sustainability, post-COVID (Kai’s story in The Conversation)

With the IPBES Global Assessment, the world was poised to tackle the ecological and climate crises.
We have already lost our way.
NOW is the time to re-orient. Let’s use #Covid_19 recovery funding for CHANGE, not to lock-in to old ways.
Kai’s story in The Conversation

Chan et al., Levers and leverage points for pathways to sustainability

Chan, K.M.A., D.R. Boyd, R.K. Gould, J. Jetzkowitz, J. Liu, B. Muraca, R. Naidoo, P. Olmsted, T. Satterfield, O. Selomane, G.G. Singh, R. Sumaila, H.T. Ngo, A.K. Boedhihartono, J. Agard, A.P.D.d. Aguiar, D. Armenteras, L. Balint, C. Barrington-Leigh, W.W.L. Cheung, S. Díaz, J. Driscoll, K. Esler, H. Eyster, E.J. Gregr, S. Hashimoto, G.C.H. Pedraza, T. Hickler, M. Kok, T. Lazarova, A.A.A. Mohamed, M. Murray-Hudson, P. O’Farrell, I. Palomo, A.K. Saysel, R. Seppelt, J. Settele, B. Strassburg, D. Xue and E.S. Brondízio (2020). “Levers and Leverage Points for Pathways to Sustainability.” People and Nature 2(3): 693-717. Doi: 10.1002/pan3.10124

Another blog post in the IPBES series: How to Cite the Global Assessment Fairly and Appropriately

In the series of blog posts about IPBES, the newest entry argues that citing just the Díaz et al. Science paper or the Summary for Policymakers is usually inappropriate, and that a fairer strategy is to also cite the report itself or its chapters. For convenience, the citation info is all provided here, including a BibTeX file.