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

31 October 2016
With amongst others fascinating keynote speakers and impressive posters we can look back on a successful Sustainability Conference 2016 with pride.
Publicatie Merel Soons
14 October 2016
Publication by Merel Soons et al. in Functional Ecology
carina van der laan
28 September 2016
We are standing at the beginning of a global deforestation curve, states Carina van der Laan. Her PhD defence led to an article in De Volkskrant.

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