Science-Policy activities of Department
Ecosystem Services


Prozess der Entwicklung des Grünbuch Beschreibungstext

Clip über den Prozess der Entwicklung des Grünbuch Citizen Science 2020 in Deutschland: Wie wurde das Grünbuch entwickelt, welche Rolle spielten Dialogforen? Wann und wo wurden das GEWISS Konsortium und der GEWISS Beirat bei der Entwicklung involviert? Was waren die Ergebnisse der Online Konsultation und der Positionspapiere und wie sind die Ergebnisse in das Grünbuch eingeflossen?

Trailer zum Citizen Science Film

Was ist Citizen Science, wie funktioniert das, wer kann wann, wo, wobei und wie mitmachen? Der vollständige Citizen Science Film is coming soon.

Video: Peter Barczewski, 3D-Artstudio Leipzig (im Auftrag von UFZ, iDiv und MfN; im Rahmen des BMBF-Projektes GEWISS - Bürger schaffen Wissen)


Research group Ecosystem Services involved in IPBES

Several employees and members of iDiv take part in assessments of the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES). From the research group Ecosystem Services Prof. Aletta Bonn takes part in the assessment on land degradation and restoration. Matthias Schröter is part of the regional assessment for Europe and Central Asia, working on the ecosystem service assessment..

Photo: Alexander van Oudenhoven

Photo: Alexander van Oudenhoven


We are co-leading the German network on ecosystem services ESP-DE of the Ecosystem Services Partnership (ESP). ESP-DE was founded in 2015. Its mission is to make the societal relevance of ecosystem services more visible, to increase expertise within Germany on ecosystem services by connecting different actors, and to promote knowledge exchange among its members.

Deutsche Umwelthilfe
Biodiversity in Good Company

Debating the Opportunities and Risks of the Ecosystem Services Approach and of Valuing Natural Capital

The „Diskussionsforum Ökosystemleistungen“ (Discussion Forum Ecosystem Services) is a new series of events, launched in autumn 2014 in Germany by the environmental NGO Deutsche Umwelthilfe (DUH), 'Biodiversity in Good Company‘ and two partners from academia, the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ) and the German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv).

The new series offers an open discussion forum where interested stakeholders from business, politics and society are invited to debate the opportunities and risks of the ecosystem services approach and of valuing natural capital. We hope to help achieve more clarity on where the economic valuation of nature, ecosystems and their services makes sense and where it has its limits or would even be counterproductive and dangerous. The follow-up events will each have a thematic focus.

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