Commission on Ecosystem Management

CEM's Specialist Groups

Our specialist groups focus on specific ecosystem types and unites commission members with expertise on these specific ecosystems.

Agro-Ecosystems
Women in Malawi standing in field Photo: IUCN

Arctic
Terminal Moraines Glacier, Ellesmere Island, High Arctic, Canada Terminal Moraines Glacier, Ellesmere Island, High Arctic, Canada Photo: IUCN Photo Library / © Michelle Laurie

Coastal and Marine
A rocky beach, clear blue water, several small houses on stilts in the background, and short island forest beyond Reef-to-ridge recognises the connectivity of marine and terrestrial ecosystems Photo: © MFF Cambodia

Deep Sea Mining
Very little is known about deep sea habitats, except that they are extremely vulnerable. Photo: Alberto Lindner - NOAA fisheries.

Desert and Oasis
Al Maha Desert Resort and Spa Photo: Al Maha Desert Resort and Spa

Dryland
A woman and child in a dryland ecosystem Photo: iStock 904833344

Forests
Le Pont, L'Abbaye, Switzerland Photo: Photo by Martin Adams on Unsplash

Holarctic Steppes
Grassland in the Eastern Mongolian Steppe Photo: Wildlife Conservation Society

Islands
Islands and Protected Areas of the Gulf of California, Mexico © IUCN Elena Osipova Photo: IUCN / Elena Osipova

Mediterranean
mediterranean octopus Photo: pierre-yves cousteau

Mountains
Kaçkar Mountains, Turkey Photo: Yildirim Gungor

Peatlands
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Urban 
urban river and recreation Photo: Dagmar Haase

Wetlands
Marsh Wetlands Photo: WCEL

 

 

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