publication . Article . 2016

Why do forest products become less available? A pan-tropical comparison of drivers of forest-resource degradation.

Hermans, Kathleen; Gerstner, Katharina; Geijzendorffer, Ilse R.; Herold, Martin; Seppelt, Ralf; Wunder, Sven;
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  • Published: 01 Dec 2016 Journal: Environmental Research Letters, volume 11, page 125,010 (eissn: 1748-9326, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: IOP Publishing
Abstract
International audience; Forest products provide an important source of income and wellbeing for rural smallholder communities across the tropics. Although tropical forest products frequently become over-exploited, only few studies explicitly address the dynamics of degradation in response to socio-economic drivers. Our study addresses this gap by analyzing the factors driving changes in tropical forest products in the perception of rural smallholder communities. Using the poverty and environment network global dataset, we studied recently perceived trends of forest product availability considering firewood, charcoal, timber, food, medicine, forage and other fore...
Subjects
free text keywords: Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment, Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health, General Environmental Science, Ecosystem services, Environmental degradation, Population growth, Firewood, Economics, Forest product, Scarcity, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Tropics, Agroforestry, Forest management, [SDE.BE]Environmental Sciences/Biodiversity and Ecology, [ SDE.BE ] Environmental Sciences/Biodiversity and Ecology, Laboratorium voor Geo-informatiekunde en remote sensing, PE&RC, Laboratory of Geo-information Science and Remote Sensing
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Adimassu Z, Kessler A and Stroosnijder L 2014 Farmers' strategies to perceived trends of rainfall and crop productivity in the central rift valley of Ethiopia Environ. Dev. 11 123-40 [OpenAIRE]

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Angelsen A, Jagger P, Babigumira R, Belcher B, Hogarth N J, Bauch S, Börner J, Smith-Hall C and Wunder S 2014 Environmental income and rural livelihoods: a globalcomparative analysis World Dev. 64 (Suppl. 1) S12-28

Appiah M, Blay D, Damnyag L, Dwomoh F K, Pappinen A and Luukkanen O 2009 Dependence on forest resources and tropical deforestation in Ghana Environ. Dev. Sustainability 11 471-87

Archibald S, Roy D P, Wilgen V, Brian W and Scholes R J 2009 What limits fire? An examination of drivers of burnt area in Southern Africa Glob. Change Biol. 15 613-30

Armitage D 2005 Adaptive capacity and community-based natural resource management Environ. Manage. 35 703-15

Babigumira R, Angelsen A, Buis M, Bauch S, Sunderland T and Wunder S 2014 Forest clearing in rural livelihoods: household-level global-comparative evidence World Dev. 64 S67-79 [OpenAIRE]

Bonilla-Moheno M, Aide T M and Clark M L 2012 The influence of socioeconomic, environmental, and demographic factors on municipality-scale land-cover change in Mexico Reg. Environ. Change 12 543-57

Breiman L 2001 Random forests Mach. Learn. 45 5-32

Byron N and Arnold M 1999 What futures for the people of the tropical forests? World Dev. 27 789-805 [OpenAIRE]

Carr D 2009 Population and deforestation: why rural migration matters Prog. Hum. Geogr. 33 335-78

Cumming G S, Buerkert A, Hoffmann E M, Schlecht E, von Cramon-Taubadel S and Tscharntke T 2014 Implications of agricultural transitions and urbanization for ecosystem services Nature 515 50-7

De'ath G 2002 Multivariate regression trees: a new technique for modeling species-environment relationships Ecology 83 1105-17

DeFries R S, Rudel T, Uriarte M and Hansen M 2010 Deforestation driven by urban population growth and agricultural trade in the twenty-first century Nat. Geosci. 3 178-81 [OpenAIRE]

DiMiceli C M, Carroll M L, Sohlberg R A, Huang C, Hansen M C and Townshend J R G 2011 Annual Global Automated MODIS Vegetation Continuous Fields (MOD44B) at 250 m Spatial Resolution for Data Years Beginning Day 65, 2000-2010, Collection 5 Percent Tree Cover University of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA

39 references, page 1 of 3
Abstract
International audience; Forest products provide an important source of income and wellbeing for rural smallholder communities across the tropics. Although tropical forest products frequently become over-exploited, only few studies explicitly address the dynamics of degradation in response to socio-economic drivers. Our study addresses this gap by analyzing the factors driving changes in tropical forest products in the perception of rural smallholder communities. Using the poverty and environment network global dataset, we studied recently perceived trends of forest product availability considering firewood, charcoal, timber, food, medicine, forage and other fore...
Subjects
free text keywords: Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment, Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health, General Environmental Science, Ecosystem services, Environmental degradation, Population growth, Firewood, Economics, Forest product, Scarcity, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Tropics, Agroforestry, Forest management, [SDE.BE]Environmental Sciences/Biodiversity and Ecology, [ SDE.BE ] Environmental Sciences/Biodiversity and Ecology, Laboratorium voor Geo-informatiekunde en remote sensing, PE&RC, Laboratory of Geo-information Science and Remote Sensing
39 references, page 1 of 3

Adimassu Z, Kessler A and Stroosnijder L 2014 Farmers' strategies to perceived trends of rainfall and crop productivity in the central rift valley of Ethiopia Environ. Dev. 11 123-40 [OpenAIRE]

Amsalu A, Stroosnijder L and de Graaff J 2007 Long-term dynamics in land resource use and the driving forces in the Beressa watershed, highlands of Ethiopia J. Environ. Manage. 83 448-59 [OpenAIRE]

Angelsen A, Jagger P, Babigumira R, Belcher B, Hogarth N J, Bauch S, Börner J, Smith-Hall C and Wunder S 2014 Environmental income and rural livelihoods: a globalcomparative analysis World Dev. 64 (Suppl. 1) S12-28

Appiah M, Blay D, Damnyag L, Dwomoh F K, Pappinen A and Luukkanen O 2009 Dependence on forest resources and tropical deforestation in Ghana Environ. Dev. Sustainability 11 471-87

Archibald S, Roy D P, Wilgen V, Brian W and Scholes R J 2009 What limits fire? An examination of drivers of burnt area in Southern Africa Glob. Change Biol. 15 613-30

Armitage D 2005 Adaptive capacity and community-based natural resource management Environ. Manage. 35 703-15

Babigumira R, Angelsen A, Buis M, Bauch S, Sunderland T and Wunder S 2014 Forest clearing in rural livelihoods: household-level global-comparative evidence World Dev. 64 S67-79 [OpenAIRE]

Bonilla-Moheno M, Aide T M and Clark M L 2012 The influence of socioeconomic, environmental, and demographic factors on municipality-scale land-cover change in Mexico Reg. Environ. Change 12 543-57

Breiman L 2001 Random forests Mach. Learn. 45 5-32

Byron N and Arnold M 1999 What futures for the people of the tropical forests? World Dev. 27 789-805 [OpenAIRE]

Carr D 2009 Population and deforestation: why rural migration matters Prog. Hum. Geogr. 33 335-78

Cumming G S, Buerkert A, Hoffmann E M, Schlecht E, von Cramon-Taubadel S and Tscharntke T 2014 Implications of agricultural transitions and urbanization for ecosystem services Nature 515 50-7

De'ath G 2002 Multivariate regression trees: a new technique for modeling species-environment relationships Ecology 83 1105-17

DeFries R S, Rudel T, Uriarte M and Hansen M 2010 Deforestation driven by urban population growth and agricultural trade in the twenty-first century Nat. Geosci. 3 178-81 [OpenAIRE]

DiMiceli C M, Carroll M L, Sohlberg R A, Huang C, Hansen M C and Townshend J R G 2011 Annual Global Automated MODIS Vegetation Continuous Fields (MOD44B) at 250 m Spatial Resolution for Data Years Beginning Day 65, 2000-2010, Collection 5 Percent Tree Cover University of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA

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