3c. Ecosystem Services

This track text is under revision and is pending approval by track chairs.

Track Chairs

  • Francisco Comin, Pyrenean Institute of Ecology-CSIC. Spain.
  • Paul Van den Brink, Department of Ecotechnology and Sustainable Building Engineering, Mid Sweden University.

Goals and Objectives and Areas of the Track

This ISDRS track fosters and pursues the study of ecosystem services as a tool to integrate environmental, social, and economic aspects of sustainable development. The evaluation of ecosystem services is an excellent approach to plan and manage territories and their resources. Developing new methodologies for evaluating ecosystem services and the application of this concept to the analysis and evaluation of the sustainability of ecosystems, territories, regions are goals of this track. Also innovative approaches and case studies of ecosystem services applied at different spatial scales are welcome. Additionally, the track welcomes contributions that address enhancing and using ecosystem services for fostering  the application of nature’s sink capacities to reduce waste.

Length and content of the proposed abstract to the track

Each proposed abstract (in connection to an area pointed out above) of between 300 and 500 words (including all aspects),

  1. shall be best organized (without headlines) along usual structures (e.g. intro/method/findings or results/ discussion/conclusions)
  2. does not need to, but can include references
  3. shall provide in a final section
    a. to which SDG(s) and SDG-target(s) their proposed abstract especially relate to (e.g. “SDG+Target: 14.1.”).
    b. a brief indication how the proposed contribution relates to the topic of the Conference (“SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AND COURAGE: CULTURE, ART AND HUMAN RIGHTS”).

Abstracts which do not outline points 3.a.) AND 3.b.) might not be given special consideration in the selection for potential publications and might be considered less relevant in the Review.

Potential publication channels

With regard to potential publications, depending on the number and quality of contributions the following publication opportunities have already been envisaged:

  1. Ecosystem Services (https://www.sciencedirect.com/journal/ecosystem-services). Impact factor: 6,3.
  2. Resources, Environment and Sustainability (https://www.sciencedirect.com/journal/Resources-Environment-and-Sustainability). A recent (2020) journal


Deadline for submitting abstracts: See Submissions