PhD IN PROGRESS: Development of a methodology to calculate ecological equivalence in the mitigation hierarchy context in France : taking into account ecological, spatial and temporal aspects

This is a guest post by Lucie Bezombes, doc­toral stu­dent at EDF and IRSTEA (France). This com­ment is the expres­sion of the author’s thoughts and expe­ri­ences and as such is acknowl­edged as a fruit­ful con­tri­bu­tion to the dis­cus­sion on bio­di­ver­sity … Con­tinue read­ing

PhD on biodiversity offsets markets by Carlos Ferreira available online: Performativity and pluralities of biodiversity offsetting experiments

As a reg­u­lar reader of the Bio­di­ver­sity Off­sets Blog you have seen mul­ti­ple con­tri­bu­tions by Car­los Fer­reira on this blog which clearly mark his exper­tise in the field of bio­di­ver­sity off­sets. It is there­fore great to note that his doc­toral … Con­tinue read­ing

Evaluating biodiversity offset policies — an interim outline by Megan Evans on her PhD research

I have been fol­low­ing the work of Megan Evans (who is PhD­ing at at the Aus­tralian National Uni­ver­sity in Can­berra, Aus­tralia) for quite a while, now. Not only in per­sonal com­mu­ni­ca­tion or via her pub­li­ca­tions (by the way, Megan, I should tell … Con­tinue read­ing

PhD study on the application of biodiversity offsets in France: Les mesures compensatoires pour la biodiversité. Conception et perspectives d’application

Bap­tiste Reg­n­ery has pre­pared a PhD study at Uni­ver­sité Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris on the appli­ca­tion of bio­di­ver­sity off­sets in France in 2013. It is enti­tled “Les mesures com­pen­satoires pour la bio­di­ver­sité. Con­cep­tion et per­spec­tives d’application” (in French lan­guage). … Con­tinue read­ing


Ana Vil­lar­roya Bal­larin has pre­pared a PhD study focus­ing on envi­ron­men­tal impact assess­ment and bio­di­ver­sity off­sets in Spain at the fac­ulty of sci­ences at Uni­ver­sity of Navarra. The work is enti­tled “ECOLOGICAL COMPENSATION AND ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT IN SPAIN: CURRENT … Con­tinue read­ing

PhD study: Biodiversity Offsets for moving conservation targets

Another PhD on Bio­di­ver­sity Off­sets was pub­lished this year. Joe Bull has pre­pared his work at Impe­r­ial Col­lege Lon­don, Depart­ment of Life Sci­ences.  His work focuses on bio­di­ver­sity off­sets for mov­ing con­ser­va­tion tar­gets. He exam­ines the case of the Saiga Ante­lope in the … Con­tinue read­ing

New PhD study: “Biodiversity offset markets: current challenges and prospective developments”

A Report on Bio­di­ver­sity Off­set­ting Nice to see another PhD in the bio­di­ver­sity off­sets field – with more analy­ses such as this we will be able to have a bet­ter informed dis­cus­sion! Many thanks Car­los! As the PhD is still “fresh” … Con­tinue read­ing

New PhD study on Biodiversity offsets and the supply chain: “Compensating the biodiversity impacts of land use: Toward ecologically equal exchange in the North–South context”

PhD study on Bio­di­ver­sity Off­sets I am very happy to see more and more very exten­sive and highly valu­able PhD stud­ies emerge in the off­sets field. One of the lat­est is by Michael Cur­ran pre­pared at the ETH Zurich (Switzer­land). … Con­tinue read­ing