Regional scale mapping of ecosystem services supply, demand, flow and mismatches in Southern Myanmar

Feurer, Melanie; Rueff, Henri; Celio, Enrico; Heinimann, Andreas; Blaser, Juergen; Htun, Aung Myin; Zaehringer, Julie Gwendolin (2021). Regional scale mapping of ecosystem services supply, demand, flow and mismatches in Southern Myanmar. Ecosystem services, 52, p. 101363. Elsevier 10.1016/j.ecoser.2021.101363

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Mapping ecosystem service (ES) supply, demand, and flow – and identifying supply/demand mismatches – has become a focus of ES research and has benefitted from recent advances in modelling techniques and their combination with Geographic Information Systems. But few studies have been done in data-scarce tropical forest frontiers and these were limited in terms of area, land uses, and number and types of ES. Aiming to evolve contemporary approaches, we used Bayesian networks to model and map nine ES across Myanmar’s Tanintharyi Region for local stakeholders. Results show that while there is a high supply of multiple ES at regional level, demand for ES in urban and rapidly developing agricultural areas is not fully covered. Further, we identified a clear connection between land tenure and ES outcomes for rural communities. Agricultural concessions and protected areas with restricted access for the local population were related to lower ES flows and more supply/ demand mismatches than community forests or untenured land. For future research on local ES outcomes in tropical forest frontiers, we recommend combined mismatch and flow analyses under consideration of tenurial rights.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

10 Strategic Research Centers > Centre for Development and Environment (CDE)
08 Faculty of Science > Institute of Geography
10 Strategic Research Centers > Wyss Academy for Nature
08 Faculty of Science > Institute of Geography > Geographies of Sustainability > Unit Land Systems and Sustainable Land Management (LS-SLM)
08 Faculty of Science > Institute of Geography > Geographies of Sustainability

Graduate School:

International Graduate School North-South (IGS North-South)

UniBE Contributor:

Rueff, Henri; Heinimann, Andreas and Zähringer, Julie Gwendolin

Subjects:

900 History > 910 Geography & travel

ISSN:

2212-0416

Publisher:

Elsevier

Projects:

[1047] Managing Telecoupled Landscapes for Sustainable Provision of Ecosystem Services and Poeverty Alleviation
[803] Cluster: Land Resources

Language:

English

Submitter:

Melchior Peter Nussbaumer

Date Deposited:

22 Oct 2021 14:48

Last Modified:

24 Oct 2021 03:28

Publisher DOI:

10.1016/j.ecoser.2021.101363

BORIS DOI:

10.48350/160021

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/160021

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