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BC3 Seminar: “Exploring national survey data to quantify household dependence on ecosystem services”

April 17, 2018 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

BC3 Seminars

Exploring national survey data to quantify household dependence on ecosystem services

Postdoctoral Researcher Odirilwe Selomane

Stockholm Resilience Centre


Although ecosystem services are inherently at the interface of society and nature, most of the indicators used to measure them are still predominantly either biophysical or social. As ecosystem services are increasingly understood as outcomes of interactions of the social-ecological systems interactions, rather than as unidirectional benefits from nature to people, it is becoming important to distinguish between potentially available ecosystem services benefits, and those that are actually used/realised. This is because availability alone does not guarantee access and use, which are mediated by factors such as infrastructure, institutions, and others. National statistics data and other similar sources are potentially useful as alternative sources of data for ecosystem service use. They are available overtime, already exists in most cases, and are largely consistent, providing an opportunity to assess ecosystem service use and dependence at scales beyond local contexts and across time periods. I will talk about how such data were used in South Africa.


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About the Lecturer

Odirilwe Selomane is currently a postdoctoral researcher at Stockholm Resilience Centre exploring how complex systems dynamics apply to sustainability monitoring. He has a background in agricultural and environmental economics and his PhD work focused on social-ecological systems approaches to sustainability monitoring. He is also a researcher at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) in South Africa but currently on a long term leave from this position.

Sede Building (Room Aketxe), Scientific Park of the University of the Basque Country, April 17 (2018), 11:30-13:30

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Sede Building (Room Aketxe), Scientific Park of the University of the Basque Country, January 31 (2018), 12:00-13:00

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April 17, 2018
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
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BC3-Basque Centre for Climate Change
Sede Building 1, 1st floor, Scientific Park of the University of the Basque Country
Leioa, Bizkaia 48940 Spain
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Financiado por el Ministerio de Ciencia Innovación y Universidades y la Agencia Estatal de Investigación,
a través de la Convocatoria: Maria de Maeztu 2017 (BOE 21/10/2017) siendo la referencia de nuestro expediente: MDM-2017-0714

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