Training on the topic: “Assessment on the condition of ecosystems and ecosystem services”

Training on the topic: “Assessment on the condition of ecosystems and ecosystem services”

Training in assessment of the condition of the nine types of ecosystems in Bulgaria (grasslands; forests and forest shrubs; shrublands and heathlands; sparsely vegetated lands; wetlands; urbanised areas; croplands; rivers and lakes; marine) and ecosystems services, which includes:

  • using an ecosystem approach in the assessment of ecosystems and ecosystem services;
  • driving forces, pressure, and capacity of ecosystems;
  • classification of ecosystems and ecosystem services;
  • indicators for determining the condition of ecosystems and ecosystem services;
  • mapping of ecosystems and ecosystem services – main approaches and principles;
  • monitoring and assessment of the condition of ecosystems and ecosystem services;
  • adaptive management of ecosystems and the services offered by them;
  • quantifying the natural capital, models, theoretical and practical examples from European countries, international programmes – MAES, TEEB, Millenium Ecosystem Assessment).