► Watson, R.T. The science–policy interface: the role of scientific assessments—UK National Ecosystem Assessment. Proceedings of the Royal Society A. Available online 5 July.
This paper discusses the science–policy interface, emphasizing the role of evidence and scientific assessments.
► Firbank, L., Bradbury, R.B., McCracken, D.I. & Stoate, C. Delivering multiple ecosystem services from Enclosed Farmland in the UK. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment. Available online 17 February 2012.
This study reviews the delivery of ecosystem services from enclosed farmland in the UK, and explores how the expected demand for ecosystem services might be met in the future.
► Mace, G.M., Norris, K. & Fitter, A.H. Biodiversity and ecosystem services: a multilayered relationship. Trends in Ecology & Evolution, Volume 27, Issue 1, 19-26, 22 September 2011.
Using the widely accepted Convention on Biological Diversity definition of biodiversity and work for the UK National Ecosystem Assessment we show that biodiversity has key roles at all levels of the ecosystem service hierarchy: as a regulator of underpinning ecosystem processes, as a final ecosystem service and as a good that is subject to valuation, whether economic or otherwise.
► Bateman, I.J., Mace, G.M., Fezzi, C., Atkinson, G. & Turner, K. (2011) Economic analysis for ecosystem service assessments. Environmental and resource economics, 48 (2). pp. 177-218. ISSN 0924-6460.
The paper seeks to contribute to the expanding literature on ecosystem service assessment by considering its integration with economic analyses of such services.