STACCATO field sampling on the way!

Field sampling is an essential part within the STACCATO project. This spring our scientists have been working around selected sites across Europe to provide essential information on key ecosystem services in more or less agriculturally dominated landscapes and their correlation to local biodiversity. In all 5 participatin...

Presenting STACCATO at the MAES Conference in Sofia, Bulgaria

Sofia, Bulgaria was the host of a two-day conference "Mapping and assessment of ecosystem services - science in action", organized by the EEA-funded project "Methodological Support for Ecosystem Services Mapping and Biophysical Valuation" (MetEcoSMap). The event, which took place on 6 and 7 February, broug...

International Scientific Conference on Ecosystem Services, Sofia 2017

The international scientific conference "Mapping and assessment of ecosystem services - science in action" aims to bring together researchers from different countries to discuss the scientific aspects of mapping and assessment of ecosystems and their services. It will be focused on the methods for mapping ...

First STACCATO Video: Project Overview

In this introductory video, filmed during the Kick-off meting in Sofia, Bulgaria, project coordinator Prof. Josef Settele, explains what STACCATO is and what are its future objectives and plans. "I am quite optimistic that we will come up with some nice results in relation to ecological engineering, which is how to d...

UNEP GEO-6 Assessment for the pan-European region

As part of the new 6th Global Environment Outlook (GEO-6) UNEP has just released a separate Assessment for the pan-European region. The report provides an overview on the current state, trends and an outlook for the environment, and also highlights environmental factors that contribute to human health and well-being at the re...

Assessing ecosystem services: Increasing the impact on decision making

Assessments of ecosystem services (ES), aiming at informing decisions on land management, are increasing in number around the globe, but only in a few cases recommendations are then applied by decision-makers in real life. In a new paper published in the journal Ecology and Society a team of researchers aims to brid...

New report: Analysis of the outputs of BiodivERsA funded projects

The BiodivERsA network has released its new report Analysis of the outputs of BiodivERsA funded projects.This publication presents the academic and society/ policy relevant outputs of 12 pan-European research projects focused on "Biodiversity: linking scientific advancement to policy and practice". Th...