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Global Change Biology front cover Mechanisms underpinning climatic impacts on natural populations: altered species interactions are more important than direct effects Alterations in species’ distribution and abundance as a consequence of changes in climate are well-known, but the processes that underpin these changes are not well understood. A literature review... Journal articles
Briefing on IPBES (January 2014) In December 2013, the IPBES Plenary decided a work programme for IPBES and agreed on a budget, and 2014 is therefore the year in which the work will really start. The CCF/CCI briefing reported back... Talks and presentations
Briefing on IPBES Jerry Harrison gave an update on the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) on 3 October at UNEP-WCMC. 2013 is the year in which the IPBES work... Talks and presentations
Ecosystem Services journal cover TESSA: A toolkit for rapid assessment of ecosystem services at sites of biodiversity conservation importance Many sites that are important for biodiversity conservation also provide significant benefits (i.e. ecosystem services) to people. Understanding the effects of changes to a site on the the delivery... Journal articles
Ecological informatics cover Open-source mapping and services for Web-based land-cover validation This paper, an output of a CCI Collaborative Fund project, presents an example of a web-based solution based on free and open-source software and standards (including PostGIS, OpenLayers, Web Map... Journal articles
Reducing the carbon footprint of conservation organisations Reducing the carbon footprint of conservation organisations This report, produced by the CCI-CCF Carbon Management Task Force, showcases a range of carbon saving projects from across Cambridge and outlines measures that organisations can take to reduce the... Working papers and reports
Protection Reduces Loss of Natural Land-Cover at Sites of Conservation Importance across Africa While there is broad agreement that protected areas play a significant role in reducing land-cover change, quantifiable evidence for their efficacy can be difficult to obtain. In this paper Alison... Journal articles
Protection reduces loss of natural land-cover at sites of conservation importance across Africa This poster was produced and presented at the ZSL Institute of Zoology symposium on "Protected Areas - are they safeguarding biodiversity?". The symposium held on November 8 and 9th 2012 aimed to... Talks and presentations
Financial costs of “saving” globally threatened species and safeguarding important sites for biodiversity: Are current needs being met? CCI Collaborative Fund Seminar Series Inadequate information on the scale of current spending on biodiversity conservation and unmet needs is seen as a major impediment to securing the necessary mobilization of financial resources. Using... Talks and presentations, Video
Addressing the value of nature: CCI Panel Discussion During the University of Cambridge Alumni Weekend (September 23, 2012) a panel of five CCI experts came together for a roundtable discussion to offer their perspectives on how and why we should put a... Talks and presentations, Video
CCI Conservation Campus - Artist's Impression fly - through The CCI Conservation Campus will bring together over 500 professional conservationists spanning research, policy and practice and covering a wide range of disciplines and professions. Its design... Video
Links in biodiversity conservation, ecosystems services and climate change: teaching materials and building capacity This talk was delivered during a CCI Collaborative Fund Seminar Series held on April 15, 2013. The seminar series brings together projects funded by the CCI collaborative fund to give the audience an... Talks and presentations
Sir David Attenborough officially launches the CCI Conservation Campus - April 2, 2013 An inspiring and insightful lecture by Sir David Attenborough in the University of Cambridge Senate House on April 02, 2013 was attended by over 400 guests and marked the official launch of the... Video
A 5 minute multimedia montage of the CCI Campus launch event - April 02, 2013 This 5 minute montage will give you a flavour of the CCI Conservation Campus launch event which took place at the University of Cambridge Senate House on April 02, 2013. An inspiring and insightful... Video
Horizon Scanning: 2013 BES Legislative Scan - What are the forthcoming legislative issues of interest to ecologists and conservationists in 2013? This is the third review of the forthcoming environmental legislation likely to occur on a global scale, in the EU and in the UK and its constituent countries. This review encompasses possible... Journal articles
Cambridge Conservation Initiative Brochure The Cambridge Conservation Initiative Brochure gives an overview of the collaborative initiative. As a collaboration CCI seeks to transform the global understanding and conservation of biodiversity... Handouts and booklets, Website resource
Training materials and tools on the links between biodiversity conservation, ecosystem services and climate change: web resource To foster a greater understanding of the links between biodiversity conservation, ecosystem services and climate change, a CCI collaborative funded project has developed training materials and tools... Website resource
Horizon Scanning: A horizon scan of global conservation issues for 2013 Horizon Scanning: A horizon scan of global conservation issues for 2013 This paper presents the findings of our fourth annual horizon-scanning exercise, which aims to identify topics that increasingly may affect conservation of biological diversity. The 15 issues were... Journal articles
Conserving the Birds of Uganda’s Banana-Coffee Arc: Land Sparing and Land Sharing Compared The authors explore potential solutions by assessing whether land sparing (farming for high yield, potentially enabling the protection of non-farmland habitat), land sharing (lower yielding farming... Journal articles
IPBES/1/INF/15 - Preliminary review of the motivations for participating in Platform assessments Information document: A preliminary review of the motivations for participating in IPBES assessments (IPBES/1/INF/15) This paper aims to inform discussions concerning the participation of experts in potential IPBES assessments, using interview responses to illustrate the positive and negative incentives to... Working papers and reports
CCI catalyzed workshop report: CCI and China 1 - Where are we and what next? (17th December 2012) CCI workshop report: CCI and China 1 - Where are we and what next? (17th December 2012) The title of the 1 day workshop was “CCI and China 1: Where are we and what next?” and the aims of it were for CCI partners to: Share information on current and planned projects in China Discuss... Workshop proceedings
Research Spotlight on Biodiversity Conservation - University of Cambridge Research webpage CCI is a University of Cambridge Strategic Initiative. The University's research section has a ‘Spotlight Page’ highlighting CCI and other conservation related research and teaching which takes place... Popular articles, Website resource
The CCI Strategy 2012-2020 In adopting the CCI strategy 2012-2020, all the CCI partners commit to work more closely together in the belief that this will make a significant difference to biodiversity conservation. To measure... Handouts and booklets, Other documents
Conserving biodiversity on farmland - A guide to agriculture extension work This handbook is a revised version of the first edition which was based on results from a research project ““Conserving biodiversity on the modernising farmed landscapes of Uganda”” and the CCI... Working papers and reports
Policy brief: Incentives for soil carbon management - how can they impact biodiversity and food production? Policy brief: Incentives for soil carbon management - how can they impact biodiversity and food production? This policy brief was developed through an international CCI Strategic Initiative Workshop that brought together: soil scientists, land economists, agriculturalists, plant scientists and biodiversity... Policy briefs
CCI workshop report: How can incentives for soil carbon management contribute to food security and biodiversity conservation? This workshop explored how payments for soil carbon management might contribute to food production and biodiversity conservation. Workshop discussions were informed by a background paper and five... Workshop proceedings
Conserving biodiversity and delivering ecosystem services at Important Bird Areas in Nepal Conserving biodiversity and delivering ecosystem services at Important Bird Areas in Nepal This report presents the results of a study which has helped to test a new practical ‘toolkit’ for assessing ecosystem services at the sitescale. The methods used are accessible to non-experts and... Working papers and reports
Gaming for Nature Gaming for Nature The Gaming for Nature website was created as one of the outputs of the CCI participatory workshop funded project Gaming and Biodiversity Conservation: Assessing the Potential.  Website resource
Horizon Scanning: 2011 BES Legislative Scan - What are the forthcoming legislative issues of interest to ecologists and conservationists in 2011? The authors through this paper aim to identify likely new legislation which may have direct or indirect impacts on ecologists or which might benefit from proactive links with ecologists. They... Journal articles
Horizon Scanning: 2012 BES Legislative Scan - What are the forthcoming legislative issues of interest to ecologists and conservationists in 2012? In this horizon scanning exercise the authors examine topics that are likely to arise in a similar manner to the exercise carried out in 2011. Through this paper the authors hope to enable the... Journal articles

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