The Oceania Ecosystem Services Forum (OESF) brings researchers, practitioners, decision-makers and knowledge holders from different communities who are dependent on, and managing for, ecosystem services into ‘one’ –            A Community on Ecosystem Services (ACES).


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 aims to bring the best ecosystem services research, practice and knowledge from around the world to the Oceania region; and showcase the best ecosystem services research, practice and knowledge occurring in Oceania 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).