December 7-9, 2021

ACES Virtual Roundtable

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ACES: A Community on Ecosystem Services represents a dynamic and growing international assembly of professionals, researchers, and policy-makers involved with ecosystem services. The ACES Conference brings together this community in partnership with Ecosystem Markets and the Ecosystem Services Partnership (ESP), providing an open forum to share experiences, methods, and tools for assessing and incorporating ecosystem services into public and private decisions. The focus of the conference is to link state-of-the-art science, practice, and decision making by bringing together the ecosystem services community and decision makers from around the United States and the globe. ACES will engage leaders in government, NGOs, academia, Native American tribes, and the private sector to advance the use of ecosystem services science and practice in resource management and other societal decisions.

Session 1 - ACES Intersections: Making Connections to Expand Our Community

"Day One Welcome and Opening"

Shonte Jenkins and Emily Pindilli


"Planetary Health: Human Health as an Ecosystem Service"

Samuel Myers

Harvard University

"Nature and Health"

Louise Chawla

University of Colorado Boulder

Session 2 - Student Fellow Lightning Talks (Part One)

"When Should Meta-Analysis be Used for Benefit Transfer?"

Hermine Vedogbeton

Clark University

"Evaluating and Predicting Pollination Services"

Andrew Kadykalo

Carleton University

"Meaningfully Engaging the Next Generation of Ecosystem Services Specialists"

Diana Hackenburg

University of Vermont

"Exploring the Potential of Flickr Metadata for Recreational Modelling"

Ilan Havinga

Wageningen University

"A Discourse on Carbon Pricing as a Policy Instrument for Climate Change Mitigation in Canada"

Lookman Issa

Brandenburg University of Technology

"Urban Greenspace and Population Health in the Basque Country"

Maria Viota

University of the Basque Country

"Social Values of Bird Conservation on Private lands in Pennsylvania"

Sadikshya Sharma

Pennsylvania State University

Session 3 - ACES 2020 Pollinator Buzz: At Home Happy Hour

"Power for Pollinators"

Jessica Fox


"USDA 2021 Pollinator Research Priorities: Connecting the Dots"

Elizabeth Hill


"Rights-of-Way as Habitat Working Group"

Iris Caldwell

The University of Illinois at Chicago

"Targeting and Valuing Pollinator Restoration in Working Landscapes"

Taylor Ricketts

University of Vermont

"The DOE InSPIRE Program: Ecosystem Services of Solar-Pollinator Habitat"

Leroy Walston

Argonne National Laboratory

"Pollinator Buzz - Happy Hour Q&A Panel"

Session 4 - What’s Next: An ACES 2021 Preview

"Day Two Welcome and Opening"

Shonte Jenkins and Emily Pindilli


"Cultural Ecosystem Services"

Kamal Sangha

Charles Darwin University

"Nature and Mental Health: An Ecosystem Service Perspective"

Greg Bratman

University of Washington

"What’s Next? - An ACES 2021 Preview: Q&A Panel"

Session 5 - Student Fellow Lightning Talks (Part Two)

"Cultural Ecosystem Services of Inland Fisheries"

So-Jung Youn

Michigan State University

"Climate Change, Forests, and Recreation in Minnesota"

Baishali Bakshi

University of Minnesota

"Fuzzy Cognitive Maps Based on a Literature Review"

Yair Asael Alpuche Álvarez

University of Copenhagen

"'Photosearcher' Package in R: An Accessible and Reproducible Method for Harvesting Large Datasets from Flickr"

Nathan Fox

University of Southampton

"Interpretations of Protected Areas: Land as a Converging Point of Adivasi Socioecology"

Helina Jolly

University of British Columbia

"Spatio-temporal Dynamics of Urban Ecosystem Services Supply-demand Mismatches"

Yujing Ma

VU University Amsterdam

"Q&A with Helina & Yujing"

Helina Jolly & Yujing Ma

"Willingness to Pay for Prescribed Fire on Private Lands in Pennsylvania"

Arun Regmi

Pennsylvania State University

Synthesis and Closing Remarks

"Synthesis and Closing Remarks"

Shonte Jenkins, Emily Pindilli and Carl Shapiro



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