In the face of global change and natural resource depletion, it has become an imperative to understand the links between biodiversity and ecosystem services such as freshwater, crop production, grazing, and climate regulation, which underpin the economy and well-being of different groups in society.
However, biodiversity, ecosystem services and human well-being are all multidimensional issues characterized by complex interactions.
In this course, a variety of biodiversity and ecosystem service frameworks will be introduced and discussed in light of how they help us understand our connection with and dependence on nature. The course will also discuss possible tipping points that could trigger large, abrupt, nonlinear changes in ecosystems and society which might threaten critical ecosystem services that support human well-being, especially amongst vulnerable groups in society.
Apply by 10 June 2019 by sending an email to Nicole Adams at .
Date: 24 June 2019 to 29 June 2019 Time: 08:00 - 17:00 Venue: The Sustainability Institute, Stellenbosch Cost: R10,800
More info: The price includes lunches and tea breaks, Monday to Friday. Free parking is available.