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Monday, 22 July 2013 06:15

4th Polish National Symposium on ECOSYSTEM SERVICES IN TRANSDISCIPLINARY APPROACH


We are glad to inform, that Department of Integrated Geography organizes 4th Polish National Symposium on ECOSYSTEM SERVICES IN TRANSDISCIPLINARY APPROACH - ECOSERV 2016, which will take place in Poznań on 5-6 September 2016.

The ECOSERV Symposia are the only nationwide cyclical forum on ecosystem services in Poland, which take place every two years and gathers researchers active and interested in this field. Since 2012 the qualified materials are published in English in the scientific journal Economics and Environment. Free online access to the publication from the last two Symposia - ECOSERV 2012 and 2014, is available here: vol. 42 and 51).

The goals ECOSERV 2016 includes:

  • to make an overview of methods and new findings on the ecosystem services field in Poland;

  • to show the potential for wider participation of Polish researchers in international programs and networks, including the Ecosystem Services Partnership (ESP);

  • to demonstrate the importance for research and application in Poland activities of the Mapping and Assessment of Ecosystems and Their Services Working Group (MAES), including its pilot projects on agricultural land, forests, freshwater, marine and urban ecosystems, and valuation of natural capital;

  • to show the possibilities of practical use of ecosystem services for decision-making (a seminar/workshop sessions dedicated especially to representatives of public administration and companies acting on environment protection field).


More information about ECOSERV 2016 can be found here (Polish version only).

 


 

 

Department of Integrated Geography is institutional member of The Ecosystem Services Partnership – Worldwide Network to enhance the Science and practical Application of ecosystem services assessment. Dr Małgorzata Stępniewska and Prof. Andrzej Mizgajski, as the members of the Lead Team, coordinate actions of The ESP National Network for Poland.

Our aim is to develop transdisciplinary network of researchers, administration and non-government communities involved in the field of ecosystem services. We believe that creating a platform of contact between all interested actors will allow for more efficient dissemination of ecosystem services approach in the country.

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