(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2011)

Document title

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

published at : Ecosystem services

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

FISHER B. (1 2) ; TURNER R.K. (1) ; BURGESS N.D. (3) ; SWETNAM R.D. (4) ; GREEN J. (4) ; GREEN R.E. (4) ; KAJEMBE G. (5) ; KULINDWA K. (6) ; LEWIS S.L. (7) ; MARCHANT R. (8) ; MARSHALL A.R. (8) ; MADOFFE S. (5) ; MUNISHI P.K.T. (5) ; MORSE-JONES S. (1) ; MWAKALILA S. (9) ; PAAVOLA J. (10) ; NAIDOO R. (11) ; RICKETTS T. (11) ; ROUGET M. (12) ; WILLCOCK S. (7) ; WHITE S. (13) ; BALMFORD A. (4) ;
(1) Centre for Social and economic Research on the Global Environment, Univ. of East Anglia, Norwich, ROYAUME-UNI
(2) Program in Science, Technology and Environmental Policy, Univ., Princeton, ETATS-UNIS
(3) Univ., Copenhagen, DANEMARK
(4) Conservation Science Group, Univ., Cambridge, ROYAUME-UNI
(5) Sokoine Univ. of Agriculture, TANZANIE, REPUBLIQUE-UNIE DE
(6) Economic Research Bureau, Univ., Dar es Salaam, TANZANIE, REPUBLIQUE-UNIE DE
(7) School of Geography, Univ., Leeds, ROYAUME-UNI
(8) Environment Dep., Univ., York, ROYAUME-UNI
(9) Dep. of Geography, Univ., Dar es Salaam, TANZANIE, REPUBLIQUE-UNIE DE
(10) School of Earth and Environment, Univ., Leeds, ROYAUME-UNI
(11) Conservation Science Programme, World Wildlife Fund, ETATS-UNIS
(12) South African National Biodiversity Inst., AFRIQUE DU SUD
(13) Integrated Environmental Systems Inst., Univ., Cranfield, ROYAUME-UNI


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 the AA. outline one such approach, which they 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. Series of maps were created using field-based or remotely sourced data, data-driven models, and socio-economic scenarios coupled with rule-based assumptions. Here is described the construction of this spatial information system and how it can help to shed light on the complex relationships between ecological and social systems


Thematical fascicle

published at : Progress in physical geography / ISSN 0309-1333 / CODEN PPGEEC

Editor : Sage Publications, London - ROYAUME-UNI (1977)

Millesime : 2011, vol. 35, no 5 [pp. 595-611]

Bibliographic references : 2 p.

Collation : fig., tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 14648 A

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