The next Oceania Ecosystem Services Forum (OESF) will be held in Ōtautahi (Christchurch), Aotearoa New Zealand, 2-6 September 2019. Please visit the 2019 OESF page for more information.

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 the ecosystem services derived from them (e.g. government, business and industry, local communities, indigenous peoples, academia, non-government, consulting).

This Forum brings researchers, practitioners, decision makers and knowledge holders from these communities together into one community on ecosystem services (A Community on Ecosystem Services: ACES).

The Forum 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 the Oceania region to the rest of the world.

This website provides a platform for Forum participants 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 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?