Research to Action: Ecosystem Services
On October 25, 2013, the Institute for Sustainable Solutions hosted a Research to Action Symposium on ecosystem services. This event featured brief presentations by researchers from across PSU, as well as regional practitioners engaged in ecosystem services implementation and research. The speakers and their presentations are listed below, and where available, a link is provided to the research presentation.
Max Nielsen-Pincus, PSU environmental science professor: The Eugene Water and Electric Board’s McKenzie River payment for watershed services program: A discussion of research findings on ratepayers, landowners, and local businesses
Hannah Gosnell, OSU geoscience professor: Mixed-methods collaborative research on the potential for “payment for ecosystem services” schemes to enhance the prosperity of family forest and ranch owners in the Interior Northwest
Drew Bennett, OSU doctoral geography student: Integrating scholarship and practice through the Ecosystem Services Learning Action Network (ESLAN)
Heejun Chang, PSU geography professor: Engaging stakeholders in ecosystem service assessment under climate change and urban development scenarios
Diane T. Besser, PSU graduate research assistant at the Institute of Portland Metropolitan Studies: Assessing Cultural Ecosystem Services using GIS-Based Landscape Values Mapping
Albert R. Spencer, PSU philosophy instructor: Using Appalachian folk music to assess coal terminals on the Columbia
Robert Scheller, PSU environmental science professor: Complexity, resilience, and the potential effects of climate change on forest ecosystem services
Jennifer Morse, PSU environmental science professor: Quantifying multiple ecosystem services and their underlying ecosystem functions in North Carolina's largest wetlands mitigation bank
Angela Strecker, PSU environmental science professor: Effects of water development on arid land freshwater ecosystems
Elise Granek, PSU environmental science professor: Ecosystem services provided by non-native mangroves in Hawaii: examining socio-ecological tradeoffs between management and eradication; Emerging contaminants in Oregon coastal waters: Landscape drivers and synergistic effects on native oysters
Zbigniew Grabowski, PSU doctoral environmental science student: Putting salmon back in Salmon Creek: systematizing comparative water quality analysis
David Diaz, forestry program manager at Ecotrust: A "Big Data" approach to decision support for forest ecosystem services
Sean Gordon, PSU research assistant professor at the Institute for Sustainable Solutions: Multicriteria assessment in the Integrated Landscape Assessment Project
Jodi Schoenen, PSU doctoral environmental science student: Landscape legacy and system resiliency in the Rogue River Basin
Carrie Leonard, director of science & analytics at the Freshwater Trust: Quantified Conservation
Dave Ervin, PSU economics and environmental management professor: Principles for assessment of ecosystem service values
Wayne Wakeland, PSU systems science professor: Thresholds for sustainability of an ecological economic system and sustainability of an ecological economic system.
Todd Rosenstiel, director of the PSU Center for Life in Extreme Environments: Clearing the brown haze over bioenergy crop development
Harbans Lal, environmental engineer at the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service: Markets for valuing intangible ecosystem services and environment sustainability
Erin Shortlidge, PSU doctoral biology student: Moss: a small but mighty tool for education and research in urban ecosystems
Hannah M. Prather, PSU graduate biology student: Urbanization impacts on Pacific Northwest tree canopies: the unexplored link between canopy epiphytes and ecosystem services
Nasim Shojaei, PSU graduate research assistant in civil engineering: Automatic calibration of water quality models for reservoirs and lakes
Reading on ecological economic thresholds: Uehara, T. (2013). "Ecological threshold and ecological economic threshold: Implications from an ecological economic model with adaptation," Ecological Economics, Sept. 2013, Vol. 93, p. 374-384.
Research to Action, an initiative of the Institute for Sustainable Solutions, is a platform for identifying and linking PSU's diverse research expertise to the collaborative development of sustainable practices.