Biodiversity & Ecosystem Service Sustainability (BESS)
Improving understanding of the role of biodiversity on ecosystem functioning and service provision at a landscape-scale.
Biodiversity & Ecosystem Service Sustainability (BESS) is a planned five year (2011-2015) research programme, which aims to contribute to our understanding of the functional role of biodiversity in key ecosystem processes.
Biodiversity underpins ecosystem goods and services through the functional role it plays within ecosystems. There is increasing concern that the ongoing loss of biodiversity may compromise the provision of ecosystem goods and services in the near future.
The BESS programme will undertake research and activities in an integrated way and take a holistic approach to exploring the functional role of biodiversity in UK ecosystems across a range of environmental gradients and scales. More about the Biodiversity & Ecosystem Service Sustainability research programme
21 Feb 2013
This funding call is for workshops which contribute to the goals of the Biodiversity and Ecosystem Service Sustainability (BESS) programme. Announcement of Opportunity: BESS workshops
1 Mar 2011
Announcing a UK-wide research programme examining the role that biodiversity - which is vital for human life - plays in the ecosystems provided by Britain's landscapes. Biodiversity in Britain's landscapes