Funding Opportunity: Research capacity for sustainable ecosystem-based management of estuaries and coasts

Under the Researcher Links scheme offered within the Newton Fund, the British Council, in partnership with the South African National Research Foundation, will be holding a three day workshop on the above theme in the premises of the Oceanographic Research Institute, uShaka Marine World in Durban South Africa, on 19-21 June 2018.

Online Course - Valuing Nature: Should We Put a Price on Ecosystems?

The University of Exeter has launched an online course to help everyone to discover the many ways that we benefit from the natural world through ecosystem services.

Explore how we value the natural world. The first course starts on the 19 March 2018 with further dates to be announced later in the year.

Topics Covered:

Putting a monetary value on nature

New Report: Bringing health and the environment into decision making: the Natural Capital Approach

A new report by Ian Bateman - Director; Land, Environment, Economics and Policy Institute (LEEP), University of Exeter Business School, and Ben Wheeler - Senior Research Fellow, European Centre for Environment and Human Health (ECEHH), University of Exeter Medical School, has just been published.

Full Report


Call for Papers for a Special Feature of Sustainability Science “Theoretical traditions in social values for sustainability”

To further explore themes associated with the diverse concepts of value, the Valuing Nature Programme is pleased to support this Call for Papers inviting abstracts on Theoretical traditions in social values for sustainability which will form a Special Feature of Sustainability Science edited by Chris Raymond, Jasper Kenter, Carena van Riper, Andrea Rawluk and Dave Kendal.

Keynote Lecture Series: Understanding linkages between biodiversity and ecosystem services for exploring the impacts of environmental change

This Valuing Nature Keynote Lecture will be given by Professor Paula Harrison, from the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (CEH). This 45 minute lecture will be followed by a panel discussion chaired by Dr Rob Fish with Professor Michael Winter and Professor Rosie Hails. 

Lecture Title: Understanding linkages between biodiversity and ecosystem services for exploring the impacts of environmental change

Date: 20 February 2018, 18:30 to 20:30

Opportunity: Global Challenges Research Fund Portfolio Leaders (Challenge Leaders)

The Global Challenges Research Fund is a 5-year £1.5Bn fund led by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) which operates across a number of delivery partners, including the UK Research Councils, UK Higher Education Funding bodies, the Academy of Medical Sciences, Royal Society, British Academy, the Royal Academy of Engineering and UK Space Agency.

The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) are looking to appoint GCRF Challenge Leaders.