The Oceania Ecosystem Services Forum (OESF) brings researchers, practitioners, decision makers and knowledge holders from communities dependent on and managing ecosystem services, into one community on ecosystem services (ACES: A Community on Ecosystem Services).


 Join us at the next face-to-face forum 

Ōtautahi (Christchurch), Aotearoa New Zealand

2-6 September 2019



Just as ecosystems are diverse (e.g. natural, built and agricultural; terrestrial, aquatic, coastal and marine), so are the communities who depend on and manage them (e.g. government, business and industry, local communities, indigenous peoples, academia, non-government, consulting). The OESF brings the best ecosystem services research, practice and knowledge from around the world to the Oceania region and showcases the best ecosystem services research, practice and knowledge occurring in the Oceania region to the rest of the world. This OESF provides a platform for communities to interact across different communities and knowledge systems (e.g. academic, indigenous, traditional). Join our Community to discuss, workshop, present and brainstorm innovative approaches and state-of-the-art methods to using ecosystem services concepts to address sustainability.


From across Oceania we ‘welcome’ you all to the Oceania Ecosystem Services Forum!

Welcome; Kia ora; Bula; Afio mai; Uyan Paln ya; Aloha; Bien binidu; Mauri; Welkam; Talofa; Malo e lelei, … 





Have you read the Brisbane Declaration on Ecosystem Services and Sustainability in Oceania developed during Forum 2017?


The OESF is coordinated by Dr Simone Maynard (Ecosystem Services Thematic Group, IUCN CEM).