21.08.2018 - 01.09.2018 Emilie Crouzat teaching at the 13th AlterNET summer school on biodiversity and ecosystem services. The summer school focused this year on environmental science and its impact on policy and society. Thirty international participants gathered to attend a ten-day training with lectures, field excursions and working group sessions. Find more at
Summer 2018 Several members of the ESS team dedicated six weeks for field work in our three National Parks partners of the ECOPOTENTIAL project (Austria, Switzerland, Portugal). Visitors of the National Parks were asked about their activities and preferences, using individual surveys and participatory mapping, to characterize the cultural ecosystem services enjoyed. Find more at
05.06.2018 Aletta Bonn joined inspiring Helmholtz Thinktank in Gut Liebenberg on 28.-29. Mai 2018.
14.05.2018 Anett Richter led an iPerform workshop on citizen science on April 27th for colleagues from iDiv. The worskhop addressed questions how to set an up a citizen science project and identified recommendations how to enhance citizen science in research institutions. Find the summary of the workshop
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13.04.2018 Emilie Crouzat giving an invited seminar talk about “Status and Trends of High Altitude Ecosystems and their Ecosystem Services in France: Feedbacks from the EFESE National Assessment” at FreeAlpes (Chambéry, France)
13.04.2018 Susanne Hecker gave a seminar on “Deconstructing citizen science – towards a sociological understanding” at University of Tasmania, Hobart, Australia
12.04.2018 Melissa Marselle giving an invited seminar talk about ‚Psychological effects of nature and biodiversity’ at UFZ on 12/4/18.
11.04.2018 Anett Richter presenting on ‘Natural Heritage and Ecosystem Services’ at DBU Thinktank In Wiesenfelden on 11/4/18.