OOS 33-3: Ecosystem services in peopled landscapes: imitating the forest through the trees

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East African Institute


In general, as the demand for landscape services increases in response to increasing population pressure, there is a decline in many of the regulating and supporting ecosystem services. Degraded ecosystems generally do not produce the necessary goods and services to support human populations. In classic Bosrupian theory people will eventually invest in their land to rehabilitate its productive capacity. While there is considerable knowledge about rehabilitating the productive capacity of degraded lands, far less known about rehabilitating the regulating and supporting ecosystem services.


This work was published before the author joined Aga Khan University.

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ESA/SER Joint Meeting