Upcoming Webinar: March 22, 2:00 pm (EDT)
Many people have an intuitive understanding of how nature and ecosystems enrich our lives. That’s why so many of us spend our weekends enjoying nearby parks or devote precious family vacation time traveling to National Parks and Wildlife Refuges. But how do we identify and measure the critical ways in which natural ecosystems benefit human well-being in other, perhaps more practical ways through “ecosystems services” such as protecting public health, preventing floods, mitigating pollution exposures, and contributing to more resilient and prosperous communities?
Answering those questions is a major priority of EPA research, and the driving force behind a new research grant opportunity (“Request for Applications,” or RFA) entitled: Integrating Human Health and Well-Being with Ecosystems Services Request for Applications.
The RFA seeks applications for collaborative, community-based research that will foster the better understanding of how ecosystems support human health and well-being. Specifically, research teams will examine how communities can better integrate human health and well-being with ecosystem services. The Agency seeks to support research that will advance the science behind evaluating, quantifying, and incorporating cumulative impacts into decision-making.
On March 22nd at 2:00 pm (EDT) EPA will hold an informational webinar to share the research elements and review criteria for the RFA, and provide potential applicants with the opportunity to ask questions. Space is limited, and you must register in advance if you would like to attend the webinar.