As a conservation tool, biodiversity offsetting has been increasingly accepted by the international community to offset losses of biodiversity caused by development projects. To offset losses of ecosystem services is also important to ensure the success of biodiversity offsetting. However, the knowledge of ecosystem services offsets in theory and practice is still lacking. This project explores the differences between biodiversity offsets and ecosystem services offsets, how to quantify losses and gains of ecosystem services, and how to design a biodiversity offset scheme that consider ecosystem services offsets?

Funding: UQ Research Training Scholarship

Advisors: Associate Professor Martine Maron

Project members

Deqiang MA

PhD candidate