Land Use 2016: Ecosystem Services + Biodiversity Network
The Ecosystem Services and Biodiversity Network is a multidisciplinary group working to build the knowledge and capacity required to implement ecosystem services and biodiversity markets in Alberta. It strives to advance knowledge surrounding ecosystem services and biodiversity and the use of market-based approaches to enhance these services. Members include Alberta Innovates, Alberta Biodiversity Monitoring Institute, Silvacom, Land Stewardship Centre, Alberta Livestock and Meat Agency, and the Government of Alberta.
After the final keynote address at Land Use 2016, the Ecosystem Services + Biodiversity Network hosted an open house for conference attendees. This well-attended event highlighted some of the work currently being done by network members, including a poster about the Alberta's Living Laboratory Wetlands project which was presented by Masters student Anna Kauffman.
Elisa Valade, the network's Stakeholder Engagement, Outreach and Communications officer, recently shared her key takeaways from the conference. Her comments reflect presentations by plenary speakers David Pannell, Andrew Plantinga, and Allan Wallis, and highlight the broader importance of meaningful engagement. To read her full post, click here.
To learn more about the network and its related projects, visit the Ecosystem Services + Biodiversity Website. For additional information about the network, you can also download a PDF version of the information booklet which was first made available at Land Use 2016. Click here to get your copy!