publication . Doctoral thesis . 2017

Mapping and assessment of ecosystem services to improve resource management and human wellbeing in data-scarce peri-urban ecosystems

Wangai, Peter Waweru;
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  • Published: 27 Jul 2017
Abstract
The ecosystem service (ES) approach acknowledges the fundamental interactions between biodiversity, ecosystems, natural resources and human wellbeing, while substantiating both tangible and intangible benefits of ecosystems to humans. Reflecting on the challenges of rapid population growth and land use changes in Africa’s urban areas on the one hand, and the opportunities provided by the ES approach on the other hand, the thesis adopts suitable ES mapping and assessment methodologies, frameworks and tools. Focus is directed to the emerging peri-urban ecosystems with complex social and ecological (socio-ecological) interactions, and with limited data and expertis...
Subjects
free text keywords: Peri-uban ecosystem, Agrar- und Ernährungswissenschaftliche Fakultät, Ecosystem services, Land use change, Ecosystem service mapping, Interviews, Human wellbeing, Peri-uban ecosystem, Natural resource policy, Abschlussarbeit, Human wellbeing, Interviews, Natural resource policy, doctoral thesis, Land use change, Ecosystem service mapping, Faculty of Agricultural and Nutritional Science, Ecosystem services, ddc:333.7
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publication . Doctoral thesis . 2017

Mapping and assessment of ecosystem services to improve resource management and human wellbeing in data-scarce peri-urban ecosystems

Wangai, Peter Waweru;