Location: Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation

This spring, ESCom’s fourth annual conference will focus on shared and cultural values of ecosystem services. The title will be: ‘Understanding and assessing shared and cultural values of ecosystem services’

In its fourth year, ESCom Scotland is a community of practice comprised of individuals and groups involved in the science, policy and practice behind sustainable ecosystem management.

Through a mixture of talks, workshops and creative sessions the conference will be looking at how societal values are linked to research and policy, exploring what has worked in practice, and how shared and cultural values can support ecosystem management.

The conference will allow you to:

  • Learn about recent and ongoing projects
  • Get insights on data collection tools and evaluation methodologies
  • Take part in hands on practical workshops and thematic discussions
  • Explore synergies, plan collaborations, and future events


  • Jasper Kenter (SAMS): Shared values; towards a framework for inclusive deliberative valuations.
  • Neville Makan (SNH), Peter Phillips (CEP) and Katja Schmidt (Potsdam University): Participatory land use planning in the Pentland Hills: using ecosystem service values to inform decision-making