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Program Themes

ACES 2014 will offer discussion on state-of-the-art methods and experiences relating to Ecosystem Services: Linking Science, Practice, and Decision Making

Specific themes to be addressed in plenary sessions, organized and contributed concurrent sessions, and workshops include but are limited to the following:

Content Areas

  • Ecosystem Service Identification, Production, and Flows
  • Economic and Non-Economic Valuation
  • Cultural Values and Traditional Ecological Knowledge
  • Institutions, Markets, Incentives, and Legal Frameworks
  • Adaptive Decision Making in the face of Uncertainty
  • Sustainability, and Resilience
  • Adaptation and Climate Change
  • Tribal Goals and Resources
  • Public Policy, Science, and Practice
  • Using Ecosystem Services for Energy and Water Resource Planning
  • Public-Private Partnerships and Inter-Agency Coordination
  • What’s Next? A decade after Millennium report
  • Scaling, Networking, Consistency and Standardization after a Decade of Demonstration Projects
  • Urban Ecosystems and Services
  • Ecosystem Services and Human Health

Techniques and Approaches

  • International Perspectives
  • Spatial Analysis Tools for Decision Makers
  • Education about Ecosystem Services


We encourage the inclusion of individuals from different sectors – including government, nongovernment, private, and academic.


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