Forest Research have been undertaking research to explore the ecosystem services provided by the urban forest.
Their findings can now be accessed for the ecosystem services of small and medium stature trees and large stature trees. This research was informed by the i-Tree Eco model.
Collectively, these Research Reports will be useful to those engaged in urban forestry management by helping to identify which tree species may be favoured for the delivery of particular ecosystem services through selective planting.
- Future Parks Initiative Launched
- Biodiversity Net Gain in Scotland
- Neighbourhood plan rooted in 'natural capital'
- Our Planet: Our Business
- Funding to raise the impat of research
- New biodiversity tool on the block
- Inestment Forum gains new recognition
- Ecosystems Knowledge Network webinars
- Future Planning conference
- Ecosystems Knowledge Network training
- TCPA & Green Infrastruture Partnership conference
- London National Park City
The Ecosystems Knowledge Network are excited to reveal the upcoming Future Planning conference. This event will run on the 8th October 2019 in Glasgow.
Continuing trends towards urbanisation and the pressing realities of a climate emergency require us to urgently revaluate how we plan, design and build the ways we live in and move around our urban environments. A step change in the scale, pace and culture of delivery is needed.
Attention all researchers who have previously received UK Research Council funding for a landscape-related project
“Environmental emergency: How will your organisation respond?”
17:00 – 19:00, Monday 24th June
University of Edinburgh Business School.
Late last year, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released a report informing the world that there were only 12 years remaining to make the changes necessary in order to avoid the most severe effects of climate change.
The Greater London Authority is working with the Construction Industry Research and Information Association (CIRIA), Business in the Community (BITC) and Robert Bray Associates to develop concise and engaging guidance to support the better management of rainwater for buildings and surrounding estates for a number of different sectors through the use of Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS).
26 February 2019
An ambitious new initiative aims to pioneer new ways of funding nature conservation in Scotland through the launch of the £1 Billion Challenge.
Led by the Scottish Wildlife Trust and the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA), the Scottish Conservation Finance Project aims to generate new forms of investment in Scotland’s stocks of natural capital (1) in ways that will deliver significant environmental, social and economic benefits, as well as returns for investors.
The aim of this grant is to increase and help sustain community forest and woodland outreach activities being delivered to school children, particularly those in disadvantaged areas, to benefit their mental health & wellbeing, engagement with school and other programme outcomes.
See below a press release from DEFRA and Natural England this morning (21/02/2019)
New research published today highlights that National Nature Reserves (NNRs) managed by Natural England offer huge value for money, with a wide range of economic, environmental and societal benefits totalling £36 million.
Ecosystems Knowledge Network offer March internship opportunity
This paid position will be a data analysis role beginning in March 2019. For details of how to apply please refer to the Internship Description.
Response to the Sixth Annual Report of the Natural Capital Committee for England: ‘A golden opportunity to endorse blended finance for 25 Year Environment Plan delivery’
Organisers of The Natural Capital Investment Conference respond to the NCC’s latest annual report say: “The government needs to catalyse blended finance options if the UK is to fulfill its ambition for environmental restoration.”
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With her pithy and engaging style, Amelia Steele takes us to the heart of the new environmental narrative that underlies the Ecosystems Knowledge Network's new strategy.
Ecosystems Knowledge Network launches strategy for 2018 - 2023
Tool being developed which measures effect of land use change on ecosystem services
HM Government opens consultation on biodiversity and environment net gain
€2 million invested into campaign to mainstream valuation of nature by business
ONS green cities tool: results from Welsh pilot studies
Expanding the urban canopy cover map of Britain
Natural Environment Valuation Online is a new web-based tool for natural capital and the sustainable management of natural resources, commissioned by Defra and produced by the University of Exeter.
Ecosystems Knowledge Network is offering you the chance to discover the tool and take part in case study trials of its usage via a webinar on Wednesday 31st October at 1 pm GMT.
The webinar is nearly full. Register now to reserve your place.
Register now for your place at the UK's leading forum to catalyse investment in the UK's natural environment. We have an engaging programme to meet the needs of a diverse range of professionals in financial services, land management, and environmental stewardship.
14th September 2018
An exciting job opportunity has opened with the chance to work as a researcher and project officer for the Ecosystems Knowledge Network. Please send a CV and cover letter (no longer than one side of A4) to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you would like further information about the role please send your email enquiries here. Application is open until Monday 24th September.
2nd August 2018
According to a study published in Carbon Balance and Management, urban trees in Highgate Cemetery and Hampstead Heath, London store up to 178 metric tonnes of carbon per hectare. This area provides carbon storage similar to tropical rainforests which store 190 metric tonnes per hectare. This shows the importance of urban trees in the movement to reduce emissions from cities.
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