Sustainable management of ecosystems and the services that they provide

The world’s natural capital is dwindling. Never before has there been such an acute need for the sustainable management of ecosystems and the services that they provide. To tackle this grand challenge Utrecht University joined forces with several knowledge institutes, NGO’s for nature conservation and other societal partners in the Academy of Ecosystem Services.

Providing scientific support

The Academy of Ecosystem Services acts as a platform to provide solutions to issues related to ecosystem services and to stimulate the exchange between science and practice. It supports evidence-based conservation strategies, creates unique opportunities for interdisciplinary and integrative research, connects teaching and research activities and facilitates long-term research programmes. The research of the Academy focusses on four interdisciplinary research topics: greening value chains, optimizing land use, understanding ecosystem dynamics and biodiversity conservation.

News

Jaboury Ghazoul
31 May 2017
Inaugural lecture of Professor Jaboury Ghazoul on 12 June
Artikel Science: minder papagaaien en andere tropische vogels door jacht
21 April 2017
The research by Ana Benítez-López and Pita Verweij led to international media attention.
Rode Ara in vlucht.
13 April 2017
Research shows that hunting leads to a decline by 83 per cent of tropical mammal abundance, and to 58 per cent fewer birds.

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