Meaningfully engaging the next generation of ecosystem services specialists

Diana M. Hackenburg*, Alison Adams, Katherine Brownson, Israel T. Borokini, Tatiana M. Gladkikh, Shannon C. Herd-Hoare, Helina Jolly, Andrew N. Kadykalo, Erika B. Kraus, Kelsey R. McDonough, Joshua W. Morse, Saroop S. Sandhu, Navchaa Tugjamba, Améline Vallet

*Corresponding author for this work

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The Ecosystem Services community needs to think carefully about how to develop and engage the next generation of leaders. Entering the field presents both challenges and rewards for early-career specialists (ECS). In this commentary, we provide recommendations for meaningful engagement of ECS in an effort to grow and broaden the value of ecosystem services as a framework for sustainability.

Original languageEnglish
Article number101041
Number of pages3
JournalEcosystem Services
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2019


  • Early-career specialists
  • Ecosystem services
  • Professional development
  • Young ecosystem services specialists

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    Hackenburg, D. M., Adams, A., Brownson, K., Borokini, I. T., Gladkikh, T. M., Herd-Hoare, S. C., ... Vallet, A. (2019). Meaningfully engaging the next generation of ecosystem services specialists. Ecosystem Services, 40, [101041].