Article on valuing biodiversity in environmental management - the most downloaded in the Ecological Indicators journal

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News on September 23, 2015


The article from the Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE) and the University of Helsinki discusses the alternative aspects of biodiversity valuation by dividing the aspects into three different perspectives of biodiversity while integrating them into a single ecosystem-based management (EBM) framework. Read more

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Towards better environmental regulation

Towards better environmental regulation

Streamlining and removing outdated and unnecessary regulation is important. However, improving regulation is more than mere deregulation; it should serve ambitious targets, emphasize researchers from SYKE in the newly published Policy Brief. Ideally, good regulation can create the preconditions for innovation. Identifying the functioning solutions and effective means require experiments and trials.

Policy Brief: Towards better environmental regulation

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Outi Setälä/SYKE
Marine researcher of all trades 2015-09-24
"My name is Outi Setälä and I work as a marine researcher at SYKE. I'm interested in how harmful planktonic algae and algal toxins in the food web affect the marine ecosystem. I also research littering of the Baltic Sea and effects of micro plastics on marine biotic communities."
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Towards A Sustainable and Genuinely Green Economy. The value and social significance of ecosystem services in Finland (TEEB for Finland)

Publication SY 1 en 2015 cover.jpgThis report presents the results from the research project National Assessment of the Economics of Ecosystem Services in Finland (TEEB Finland). This pioneering project aimed to initiate a systematic national process for the integration of ecosystem services and related biodiversity (i.e. natural capital) into all levels of decision-making. Read more

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