SPACES: Sustainable poverty alleviation from coastal ecosystem services - investigating elasticities, feedbacks and tradeoffs

Background:

This project aims to better understand the links between ecosystem services (ES) and wellbeing in order to design and implement more effective interventions for poverty alleviation. We do this in the context of coastal, social-ecological systems in two poor African countries; Kenya and Mozambique.

Following the ESPA framework - distinguishing ecological processes, 'final ES', 'capital inputs', 'goods' and 'values' - this project is concerned with how these elements are interrelated to produce ES benefits, and focuses specifically on how these benefits are distributed to benefit the poor.

The major global trends which are likely to affect the ability of poor people to access ES benefits include the devolution of governance power; unprecedented rates of environmental change, and societal changes such as urbanisation, globalisation and market integration. Study sites have been chosen to gather empirical evidence to help answer key questions about how these drivers of change can alleviate poverty.

Further information:

 

Authors: Januchowski-Hartley, F.A.; Graham, N.A.J.; Wilson, S.K.; Jennings, S.; Perry, C.T.
Year: 2017
Authors: Daw, T.M.; Hicks, C.C.; Brown, K.; Chaigneau, T.; Januchowski-Hartley, F.A.; Cheung, W.W.L.; Rosendo, S.; Crona, B.; Coulthard, S.; Sandbrook, C.; Perry, C.; Bandeira, S.; Muthiga, N.A.; Schulte-Herbruggen, B.; Bosire, J.; McClanahan, T.R.
Year: 2016
Authors: Fischer, J.; Gardner, T.A.; Bennett, E.M.; Balvanera, P.; Biggs, R.; Carpenter, S.; Daw, T.; Folke, C.; Hill, R.; Hughes, T.P.; Luthe, T.; Maass, M.; Meacham, M.; Norstrom, A.V.; Peterson, G.; Queiroz, C.; Seppelt, R.; Spierenburg, M.; Tenhunen, J.
Year: 2015
Authors: Perry, C.T.; Kench, P.S.; O’Leary, M.J.; Morgan, K.M.; Januchowski-Hartley, F.
Year: 2015
Authors: Oteros-Rozas, E.; Martin-Lopez, B.; Daw, T.M.; Bohensky, E.L.; Butler, J.R.A.; Hill, R.; Martin-Ortega, J.; Quinlan, A.; Ravera, F.; Ruiz-Mallen, I.; Thyresson, M.; Mistry, J.; Palomo, I.; Peterson, G.D.; Plieninger, T.; Waylen, K.A.; Beach, D.M.; Bohnet, I.C.; Hamann, M.; Hanspach, J.; Hubacek, K.; Lavorel, S.; Vilardy, S.P.
Year: 2015
Lead Principal Investigator
Organisation: Stockholm University
Country: Sweden
Principal Investigator
Organisation: University of Exeter
Country: UK
Co Investigator
Organisation: University Eduardo Mondlane
Country: Mozambique
Co Investigator
Organisation: Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Inst
Country: Kenya
Co Investigator
Organisation: University of British Columbia
Country: United Kingdom
Co Investigator
Organisation: Northumbria University
Country: United Kingdom
Co Investigator
Organisation: Stockholm University
Country: Sweden
Co Investigator
Organisation: University Eduardo Mondlane
Country: Mozambique
Co Investigator
Organisation:
Country: Kenya
Co Investigator
Organisation: Wildlife Conservation Society
Country: Kenya
Co Investigator
Organisation: Wildlife Conservation Society
Country: Kenya
Co Investigator
Organisation: Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Inst
Country: Kenya
Co Investigator
Organisation: Kenya Forestry Research Institute
Country: Kenya
Co Investigator
Organisation: University of Exeter
Country: United Kingdom
Co Investigator
Organisation: University of East Anglia
Country: United Kingdom
Co Investigator
Organisation: World Conservation Monitoring Ctre -WCMC
Country: United Kingdom
Researcher
Organisation: University Eduardo Mondlane
Country: Mozambique
Researcher
Organisation: Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Inst
Country: Kenya
Researcher
Organisation: University Eduardo Mondlane
Country: Mozambique
Researcher
Organisation: National Museums of Kenya
Country: Kenya
Researcher
Organisation: Coastal & Marine Resources Development
Country: Kenya
Research Assistant
Organisation: UBC
Country: Canada