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Coral reefs underpin a range of ecosystem goods and services that contribute to the well‐being of millions of people. However, tropical coral reefs in the Anthropocene are likely to be functionally different from reefs in the past. In this...
In Hawai‘i, reefs provide more than $836 million in flood protection benefits to people, property and jobs every year—more than every other state and territory in the nation, according to a new report released by the U.S. Geological Survey, The...
The 2nd Oceania Ecosystem Services Forum (OESF) 2019 aims to bring together policy-makers, businesses, community leaders and researchers with the aspiration of ‘Creating healthy communities and ecosystems for a resilient future’. This is the...
The Forum will build on the success of the first OESF held in Brisbane, Australia in 2017, which raised the profile of the value of ecosystems in decision-making in the Oceania region. The 2019 OESF aims again to bring together policy-makers,...
“We all seem to agree that biodiversity is the foundation for human health and wellness but ironically as human beings we are primarily responsible for destroying biodiversity - the very thing that we rely on for our survival and...
The Fiji Ridge to Reef (R2R) project was developed with the intention to maintain and enhance Fiji’s ecosystem goods and services. Click on the link below to read the full article. 
In this paper, we explore the required functionality of a generic model of the effects of climate and land-use changes on wetlands ecosystem services worldwide. Click on the link below to access the full paper.
IPBES (Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services) has launched their call for nomination of experts for the Methodological Assessment on Multiple Values of Nature. Click on the link below for further details.
To safeguard biodiversity and ecosystem services, designating protected areas is crucial; yet the extent to which the existing placement of protection is aligned to meet these conservation priorities is questionable, especially in the oceans. Click...
Ecosystem service assessments should be "issue-driven". They can be done to gain new insights, to make a strong argument, to start a discussion, to help settle a negotiation, to enhance a planning process, or to reach a decision. There are many...