“An introduction to Ecosystem Services”
Felisa Cancado Anaya
“Conflictos ambientales y cambio climático: un análisis de la ecologia política”
Jorge Mario Rodríguez Zúñiga
“Payment for Environmental Services in Costa Rica: Key institutional and Policy features”
Estimating Leaf area index as an indicator of ecosystem services and management functions using remote sensing techniques – Leila Taheriazad
Herramientas para Modelado Espacial de Servicios ecosistémicos: tendencias espacio-temporales, reflexiones conceptuales y desafíos a futuro – Vivian Ochoa
Las consecuencias del cambio de uso del suelo en localidades del norte del Gran Chaco Argentino – Laura Sacchi
Simulating deforestation in Minas Gerais, Brazil, under changing government policies and socioeconomic conditions – Kayla Stan
Six collaborative groups were established at the PDS in Costa Rica. These groups have been working on the development of their projects during the period between the first and the second session of the PDS (July 2016 – May 2017). A senior tutor/mentor was assigned to each group to support the work of the teams.
Arturo Sanchez-Azofeifa, Professor, University of Alberta
Ana Cristina Castro – Logística
Adrián Rodríguez, Director, Agricultural Development Unit, UN ECLAC
Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research (IAI)
Marcella Ohira, Director for Capacity Building
Mariana Toledo, Assistant for Capacity Building
Costa Rica’s Payment for Environmental Services Program: Intention, Implementation, and Impact
G. ARTURO SANCHEZ-AZOFEIFA, ALEXANDER PFAFF, JUAN ANDRES ROBALINO, AND JUDSON P. BOOMHOWER.
Conservation Biology 2007
Baseline assessment for environmental services payments from satellite imagery: A case study from Costa Rica and Mexico
M. Kalacskaa, G.A. Sanchez-Azofeifaa, B. Rivarda, J.C. Calvo-Alvaradob, M. Quesada.
Journal of Environmental Management 88 (2008) 348–359
Estimation of fluence rate from irradiance measurements with a cosinecorrected sensorL.O. Bjorn
Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology B: Biology 29 ( 1995 ) 179-183
Quantifying Ligth and Ultraviolet Radiation in Plant Biology
Lars Olof Bjorn and Thomas C. Vogelmann
Photochemistry and Photobiology, 1996, 64(3): 403-406
Principles and Nomenclature for the Quantification of Light
Lars Olof Björn
Quantification of Light
Linking Earth Observation and taxonomic, structural and functional biodiversity: Local to ecosystem perspectives
A. Lauscha, L. Bannehr, M. Beckmanna, C. Boehmc, H. Feilhauer, J.M. Hacker, M. Heurichf, A. Jung, R. Klenke, C. Neumann, M. Pause k, D. Rocchini, M.E. Schaepman, S. Schmidtlein, K. Schulz, P. Selsam, J. Settele, A.K. Skidmore, A.F. Cord
Ecological Indicators 70 (2016) 317–339
Monetary accounting of ecosystem services: A test case for Limburg province, the Netherlands
Roy P. Remme, Bram Edens, Matthias Schröter, Lars Hein
Ecological Economics 112 (2015) 116–128
Developing spatial biophysical accounting for multiple ecosystem services
Roy P. Remme, Matthias Schröter, Lars Hein
The Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research (IAI), Canada’s University of Alberta, Costa Rica’s Ministry of Environment and Energy (MINAE), Universidad Nacional de Costa Rica (UNA), National Forest Financing Fund (FONAFIFO) and the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) announced a Professional Development Seminar (PDS) on Managing Ecosystems Services from Tropical Forests.
The PDS was funded by the IAI with resources from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The seminar involved two sessions, each one a weeklong. The first session were held 25-30 July 2016 in Liberia, Costa Rica; the second session were held in 2017 in Santiago, Chile. Between sessions, participants have interacted among themselves and with IAI staff and seminar instructors through Internet-based tools.
Understanding ecosystem functioning is fundamental to preserve the goods and services necessary for human populations. This is particularly critical in Latin America, where high population’s densities are concentrated in urban areas, poverty incidence is high in rural areas and managing ecosystems is very complex. Tropical forests are among the most important providers of goods and services and are the basis for the livelihoods of millions of people worldwide. There is a great need for training managers, policy makers, and scientists to help quantify and manage ecosystem services, as well as for learning from local communities and decision-makers that have gained significant experience on designing and carrying out conservation programs across the Americas.