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An integrated social-ecological assessment of ecosystem service benefits in the Kagera River Basin in Eastern Africa
Khan, Ahmed S.1,2; Yi, Hongmei1,3,4,5; Zhang, Linxiu1,3,4; Yu, Xiubo1,6,7; Mbanzamihigo, Erasme1,8; Umuhumuza, Gisele9; Ngoga, Thierry8,10; Yevide, Sedami Igor Armand1,11,12,13
2019
Source PublicationREGIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE
ISSN1436-3798
Volume19Issue:1Pages:39-53
Corresponding AuthorKhan, Ahmed S.(ahmed.khan@unep-iemp.org)
AbstractSustaining multiple ecosystem service benefits in transboundary river basins is a complex and challenging task in the developing world. This can be attributed to conflicting conservation and human development needs and exacerbated by climate change impacts, especially episodic drought and flooding events. We use a case study from Rwanda in the Kagera River Basin in Eastern Africa to contextualize and examine how land use cover change, water access, and agro-ecosystems are vulnerable to myriad human and natural drivers of change. An integrated framework is employed for a nested social-ecological assessment of ecosystem service benefits drawing upon landscape and vulnerability mapping, agro-commodity value chains, and institutional analyses. The conceptual framework and case study provide leverage points for vertical and horizontal linkages that include cross-sectoral partnerships, multi-level governing networks, integrated water resource management, and livelihood security. Moreover, synergy between development and conservation outcomes can be achieved through joint adaptation planning and stewardship initiatives at the local district level with full participation of resource users and community leaders. These lessons from Rwanda and the Kagera River Basin provide opportunities for mainstreaming adaptation and development planning and building resilience towards regional environmental change in Eastern Africa.
KeywordEcosystem services Land use cover change Climate change Livelihoods Vulnerability mapping Value chains Kagera River Basin
DOI10.1007/s10113-018-1356-0
WOS KeywordCLIMATE-CHANGE ; LAND-USE ; CONSERVATION ; ADAPTATION ; GOVERNANCE ; RESOURCES
Indexed BySCI
Language英语
Funding ProjectNational Natural Sciences Foundation of China[31161140355] ; National Natural Sciences Foundation of China[31361140360] ; Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resource Research (CAS)[2012SJ005]
Funding OrganizationNational Natural Sciences Foundation of China ; Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resource Research (CAS)
WOS Research AreaEnvironmental Sciences & Ecology
WOS SubjectEnvironmental Sciences ; Environmental Studies
WOS IDWOS:000457941000004
PublisherSPRINGER HEIDELBERG
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Document Type期刊论文
Identifierhttp://ir.igsnrr.ac.cn/handle/311030/49858
Collection中国科学院地理科学与资源研究所
Corresponding AuthorKhan, Ahmed S.
Affiliation1.Chinese Acad Sci, Inst Geog Sci & Nat Resources Res, UNEP IEMP, Beijing, Peoples R China
2.Khan & Associates Sustainability Consulting Inc, Jacksonville, FL 32258 USA
3.Chinese Acad Sci, United Nations Environm Program Int Ecosyst Manag, Beijing, Peoples R China
4.Chinese Acad Sci, Inst Geog Sci & Nat Resources Res, Ctr Chinese Agr Policy, Beijing, Peoples R China
5.Peking Univ, Sch Adv Agr Sci, Beijing, Peoples R China
6.Chinese Acad Sci, Inst Geog Sci & Nat Resources Res, United Nations Environm Program Int Ecosyst Manag, Beijing, Peoples R China
7.Chinese Acad Sci, Inst Geog Sci & Nat Resources Res, Key Lab Ecosyst Network Observat & Modeling, Beijing, Peoples R China
8.Rwanda Nat Resources Author, Kigali, Rwanda
9.Rwanda Environm Management Author, Kigali, Rwanda
10.Growth Consultant Change, London, England
11.Chinese Acad Sci, Inst Remote Sensing & Digital Earth, United Nations Environm Program Int Ecosyst Manag, Beijing 100101, Peoples R China
12.Chinese Acad Sci, Inst Remote Sensing & Digital Earth, Key Lab Digital Earth Sci, Beijing 100101, Peoples R China
13.Proforest Africa Off, Accra, Ghana
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Khan, Ahmed S.,Yi, Hongmei,Zhang, Linxiu,et al. An integrated social-ecological assessment of ecosystem service benefits in the Kagera River Basin in Eastern Africa[J]. REGIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE,2019,19(1):39-53.
APA Khan, Ahmed S..,Yi, Hongmei.,Zhang, Linxiu.,Yu, Xiubo.,Mbanzamihigo, Erasme.,...&Yevide, Sedami Igor Armand.(2019).An integrated social-ecological assessment of ecosystem service benefits in the Kagera River Basin in Eastern Africa.REGIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE,19(1),39-53.
MLA Khan, Ahmed S.,et al."An integrated social-ecological assessment of ecosystem service benefits in the Kagera River Basin in Eastern Africa".REGIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE 19.1(2019):39-53.
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