ESPA releases Annual Report 2017

ESPA has released its annual report, providing an overview of research results and programmatic achievements for the financial year 2016-17.

As highlighted in ESPA Director Kate Schreckenberg's Overview and in the 30-page text, the programme has now resulted in more than 330 academic publications. Citations of ESPA papers in the past year have increased tenfold since 2014. ESPA’s most influential paper has been cited over 1,000 times. ESPA’s researchers have continued to push the boundaries in exploring what wellbeing means to different people and how it is influenced by – and in turn affects – ecosystem services. And they have often done so using innovative methods that combine the best of the natural and social sciences.

The report gives an overview of the following cross-cutting themes, where ESPA is supporting interdisciplinary research and offering recommendations for policy and practice:
•Exploring the links between ecosystem services and human wellbeing, including human health.
•Cultivating more sustainable agriculture systems.
•Governing dynamic landscapes.
•Understanding complexity and adopting more ethical research methods.

Also in this report, you will find examples of how ESPA’s research is beginning to shape science, policy and practice. This ranges from disseminating findings in dedicated ESPA sessions at scientific conferences to supporting our eight ESPA Research Fellows. Co-production of research with communities in Peru, engaging government planners in Bangladesh and working with industry in Ghana are all resulting in a more rapid translation of findings into development impact.

Download the report, below, and please share widely in your networks.



PDF icon ESPA Annual Report 2016-179.02 MB