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Measuring, modeling and mapping ecosystem services in the Eastern Arc Mountains of Tanzania

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dc.contributor.author Fisher, Brendan
dc.contributor.author Turner, R. Kerry
dc.contributor.author Burgess, Neil D.
dc.contributor.author Swetnam, Ruth D.
dc.contributor.author Green, Jonathan
dc.contributor.author Green, Rhys E.
dc.contributor.author Kajembe, George
dc.contributor.author Kulindwa, Kassim
dc.contributor.author Lewis, Simon L.
dc.date.accessioned 2017-02-15T11:15:34Z
dc.date.available 2017-02-15T11:15:34Z
dc.date.issued 2011
dc.identifier.uri http://www.suaire.sua.ac.tz/handle/123456789/1243
dc.description.abstract In light of the significance that ecosystem service research is likely to play in linking conservation activities and human welfare, systematic approaches to measuring, modeling and mapping ecosystem services (and their value to society) are sorely needed. In this paper we outline one such approach, which we developed in order to understand the links between the functioning of the ecosystems of Tanzania’s Eastern Arc Mountains and their impact on human welfare at local, regional and global scales. The essence of our approach is the creation of a series of maps created using field-based or remotely sourced data, data- driven models, and socio-economic scenarios coupled with rule-based assumptions. Here we describe the construction of this spatial information and how it can help to shed light on the complex relationships between ecological and social systems. There are obvious difficulties in operationalizing this approach, but by highlighting those which we have encountered in our own case-study work, we have also been able to suggest some routes to overcoming these impediments. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher SAGE en_US
dc.subject Biodiversity en_US
dc.subject Carbon storage en_US
dc.subject Eastern Arc Mountains en_US
dc.subject Economic valuation en_US
dc.subject Ecosystem services en_US
dc.subject Tanzania en_US
dc.title Measuring, modeling and mapping ecosystem services in the Eastern Arc Mountains of Tanzania en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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