We have had an exciting couple of months at CBESS working on our end of project outputs; a carbon predication tool for ecosystem managers and a complimentary citizen science app.
We are an island nation, and yet we know surprisingly little about parts of our coastline. An appeal to ‘citizen scientists’ hopes to put this right by encouraging us to collect information about our salt marshes to fill in the gaps.
Cultural benefits and recreation in the coastal zone: the valuable but awkward cousin in the Ecosystem Services Framework (ESF).
Over the coming months the CBESS team at Bangor University will be finalising a saltmarsh carbon stock prediction tool to be launched in June alongside ‘The Saltmarsh App’.
Once again, CBESS was well represented at the University of Cambridge Science Festival on 12 March 2016, with a wide range of demonstrations on how tides and waves shape the UK coastline.
Bangor University and University of Cambridge have had a very productive winter, in this season’s progress report Bangor are the focus. In the spring we will focus on Cambridge and their experiences of influencing professional stakeholders with CBESS science.
CBESS would like to welcome it’s newest member of the team, Dr Julie Webb of Bangor University.
The ecosystem services (EcoS) concept is being used increasingly to attach values to natural systems and the multiple benefits they provide to human societies.