2013 May, Special Issue in the Int J LCA Global Land Use Impacts on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services in LCA all papers now online available
2012 October 25, Presentation in BayCEER Colloquium on "Global Mapping and Modelling of Ecosystem Services" by Rob Alkemade, PhD, Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency (PBL) >> see details here
2012 October 9/10 PhD workshop on 'Ecosystem services'
2012 new journal Ecosystem Services launching
2011 "Ecosystem Services and Global Trade of Natural Resources: Ecology, Economics and Policies." edited by Thomas Koellner, published by Routledge, Oxon, UK - 292 pages >> see details
Welcome to the Professorship of Ecological Services
The main goal of the Professorship of Ecological Services (PES) is to establish a research and teaching program to understand the societal relevance of ecosystem services given global change scenarios. For stimulating high practical relevance we aim to embed the research on ecosystem services in “real” decision contexts.
The research program does focus on spatial-temporal models of the supply of and demand for ecosystem services. We want to investigate the complex of human decision-making, resulting land use/cover, biodiversity and ecosystem services given scenarios of climate change, market change and policy development. We investigate this in an interdisciplinary manner at the interface of the environmental system and the human system.
The teaching program shall equip students with knowledge and methods to address complex environmental problems in science and practice from an interdisciplinary viewpoint. The group offers courses mainly for the MSc Global Change Ecology and the MSc Geoecology. These include Ecosystem Services, Economics of Biodiversity, Land Use and Land Cover, Environmental Finance, Research at the Natural and Social Science Interface and Life Cycle Assessment.
The Professorship of Ecological Services is financially supported by the Bavarian Elite Network M.Sc. Graduate Program Global Change Ecology (GCE) and member of the BAYreuth Center of Ecology and Environmental Research (BAYCEER).