EuroMAB: Ecosystem Services in Biosphere Reserves
A Workshop on Ecosystem Services in Biosphere Reserves was held from 13 to 14 September 2012 at the East Vättern Scarp Landscape Biosphere Reserve in Jönköping, Sweden.
Thirty-seven participants from nine countries, including managers and coordinators, mainly from biosphere reserves in the EuroMAB network but also from South Africa, met to learn about the concept of Ecosystem Services. They worked actively with its application in landscape management.
The workshop followed up on the needs expressed during the EuroMAB 2011 meeting and aimed to provide a forum for knowledge exchange and skill development.
The workshop was held during the inauguration week of Sweden’s fifth biosphere reserve, the East Vättern Scarp Landscape Biosphere Reserve. The workshop took advantage of the unique environment and resources available in the site and benefited from the planned special events to be organized during the week.
This workshop was organized and led by the Stockholm Resilience Center and the UNESCO Man and the Biosphere Programme with the active support and participation of Destination Jönköping, a partnership between the municipality of Jönköping and local businesses.
Presentations as well as key publications on ecosystem services are now available online:
- Biosphere Reserves, ecosystem services, biodiversity and human well-being - Meriem Bouamrane
- Exploring the concept of ecosystem services in the context of Biosphere Reserves - Belinda Reyers, Maria Tengö, Olof Olsson & Jeff Ranara
- A social-ecological lens and tool for exploring ecosystem services - experiences from MAB reserves - Maria Tengö
- Biosphere Reserves and ecosystem services - experiments in sustainability - Maria Tengö, Belinda Reyers, Jeff Ranara, Olof Olsson
- Biodiversity, Connectivity and Ecosystem Services in Mont-Saint-Hilaire Biosphere Reserve, Canada – Geneviève Poirier Ghys
- Ecosystem Services Revisited - Jeff Ranara
- Nedre Dalälven River Landscape Biosphere Reserve - Anders Telenius
- From land management to ecological good and services in 5 Canadian Biosphere reserves – Hélène Godmaire
- Kristianstads Vattenrike Biosphere Reserve, ecosystem services – Sven-Erik Magnusson
- Promoting sustainable development through Biosphere Reserves in South Africa – Karen Steenkamp
- Thinking ahead-or-Navigating an uncertain future - Jeff Ranara
- Conclusion of the Workshop: Biosphere Reserves - Ecosystem Services Sweden 2012 - Meriem Bouamrane