ESPA 2016 Annual Science Conference
The Safari Park Hotel - P.O Box 45038 A2, Nairobi City, Kenya
This year’s Annual Science Conference focussed on synthesising learning across projects to answer the ‘big questions’ ESPA was established to address:
- How do ecosystem services influence human well-being in different ecosystems / locations and for different socio-economic groups?
- How will this change over time and what is driving this change?
- What options exist to mediate linkages so that human well-being is enhanced and ecosystems are conserved?
- What are the barriers / uncertainties inhibiting simultaneous achievement of the conservation and development outcomes and how can we overcome them? This includes those relating to governance and decision-making.
The final conference agenda can be found here.
The conference abstracts can be found here.
Presentations from the Annual Science Conference
Thursday, 17th November 2016
What makes coastal people vulnerable to global change? New insights from maladaption - Christo Fabricius and Katrina Brown
Comparing policies and institutions for ecosystem-based poverty reduction under alternative bioenergy pathways in sub-Saharan Africa - Francis Johnson
2011 Project - Deltas - Assessing health, livelihoods, ecosystem services and poverty alleviation in populous Deltas: The Case of Bangladesh - Robert Nicholls, Munsur Rahman and Craig Hutton
Poverty & Equity
The gendered nature of ecosystem services - Katrina Brown
Why should ecosystem services be governed for poverty alleviation? Establishing the ethical foundations of ESPA - Janet Fisher
Advancing equity and justice in protected areas - Kate Schreckenberg
Ecosystem services and poverty alleviation: exploring the debate between different epistemic communities - Dan Brockington
PES and Compensation
Win-win illusions: the need to rethink coercive models of forest conservation in the tropics - Sarobidy Rakotonarivo
What are the combined local welfare outcomes of different futures for forest conservation in Madagascar? - Julia Jones
Moving on with Mangorve REDD+: A review of realities, opportunities and challenges - James Kairo
Learning from a pioneering randomised control trial of incentive-based conservation: challenges and solutions - Edwin Pynegar
ESPA Fellows - Key findings emerging from the ESPA Fellows - Introduction, Bhopal Pandeya, Md Nadiruzzaman, Nicole Gross-Camp, Cecile Bidaud, Anne Nyambane, Marije Schaafsma, Patrick Rafidimanantsoa and Lessons Learned
Friday, 18th November 2016
Local roots and global branches: community control in a mangrove conservation project - Mark Huxham, Ali Salim Shufa and Salim Abdalla
Beyond landings - how do fisheries contribute to the lives of the poor? - Tim Daw
Sharing the benefits of sustainable fisheries: from global to local legal approaches to marine ecosysystem services for poverty alleviation - Daniela Diz
2011 Project - DDDAC: Dynamic of drivers of disease in Africa: ecosystems, livestock/wildlife, health and wellbeing - Bernard Bett, Vupenyu Tatenda, Kofi Amponsah-Mensah and Lina Moses
The changing contribution of different forms of tourism of local livelihoods during a period of crisis - Caroline Abunge
Minimum adequate models for mapping ecosystem services in sub-Saharan Africa - Simon Willcock
Biodiversity conservation, ecosystem services and sustainable livelihoods inform land use planning in Kenya's Yala Delta - Paul Muoria
Integrating Bayesian networks and geographic information systems as a tool in understanding land use and land cover change-ecosystem service links: a case study for Mabalane, Mozambique - Mahamane Mansour and Pedro Zorrilla-Miras
2011 Project - The ASSETS project: Knowledge co-production informing policy and practice - Terry Dawson, Kate Schreckenberg, Simon Willcock, Sosten Chiotha and Marcela Quintero
Please direct queries regarding the conference to Julie Hands at admin [at] espa.ac.uk.