3c. Ecosystem Services

Track Chairs

  • Francisco Comin, Pyrenean Institute of Ecology-CSIC. Spain.
  • Paul Van den Brink, Department of Ecotechnology and Sustainable Building Engineering, Mid Sweden University.
  • Gustavo Nicolas Paez Salamanca. Economic Advisor, WWF Myanmar gn.paez145@uniandes.edu.co
  • Shanti Faridah Salleh. Institute of Sustainable and Renewable Energy (ISuRe) University of Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS) sshanti@unimas.my

Goals and Objectives and Areas of the Track

This ISDRS track fosters and pursues the study of ecosystem services as a tool to integrate environmental, social, and economic aspects of sustainable development. The evaluation of ecosystem services is an excellent approach to plan and manage territories and their resources. Developing new methodologies for evaluating ecosystem services and the application of this concept to the analysis and evaluation of the sustainability of ecosystems, territories, regions are goals of this track. Also innovative approaches and case studies of ecosystem services applied at different spatial scales are welcome. Additionally, the track welcomes contributions that address enhancing and using ecosystem services for fostering  the application of nature’s sink capacities to reduce waste.

Length and content of the proposed abstract to the track

Each proposed abstract (in connection to an area pointed out above) of between 300 and 500 words (including all aspects),

  1. shall be best organized (without headlines) along usual structures (e.g. intro/method/findings or results/ discussion/conclusions)
  2. does not need to, but can include references
  3. shall provide in a final section
    a. to which SDG(s) and SDG-target(s) their proposed abstract especially relate to (e.g. “SDG+Target: 14.1.”).
    b. a brief indication how the proposed contribution relates to the topic of the Conference “Half-way through Agenda 2030Assessing the 5Ps of SDG(people, planet, prosperity, peace and partnership)

Abstracts which do not outline points 3.a.) AND 3.b.) might be considered less relevant in the Review.

Potential publication channels

With regard to potential publications, depending on the number and quality of contributions the following publication opportunities have already been envisaged:

  1. Ecosystem Services (https://www.sciencedirect.com/journal/ecosystem-services). Impact factor: 6,3.
  2. Resources, Environment and Sustainability (https://www.sciencedirect.com/journal/Resources-Environment-and-Sustainability). A recent (2020) journal