New research published in the journal Conservation and Society finds that current ecosystem service frameworks do not adequately reflect the perspectives of people in developing countries. Drawing on the fields of environmental sciences, economics, psychology, sociology and anthropology, this VNN project synthesised key themes from dominant frameworks to discover how the well-being of the world's most impoverished populations, those that most directly rely on ecosystem services, are taken into account.
Project leader: Dr Bhaskar Vira, University of Cambridge
Project leader: Mr Guy Duke, Independent Environmental Services Professional
Project Leader: Professor Susan Chilton, Newcastle University
Project Leader: Prof Kerry Turner CBE, University of East Anglia
Principal investigators: Prof Mark Reed, Birmingham City University (project leader); Prof Aletta Bonn, German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Reserach (iDiv), Halle-Jena-Leipzig Helmholtz-Center for Environmental Research and Friedrich-Schiller-University of Jena; Dr Klaus Glenk, Scotland's Rural College; Dr Chris Evans, CEH Bangor.
Project Leader: Mr Alistair McVittie, Scottish Agricultural College