Quantifying and mapping land use changes and regulating ecosystem service potentials in a data-scarce peri-urban region in Kenya

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dc.identifier.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.15488/8617
dc.identifier.uri https://www.repo.uni-hannover.de/handle/123456789/8670
dc.contributor.author Wangai, Peter Waweru
dc.contributor.author Burkhard, Benjamin
dc.contributor.author Müller, Felix
dc.date.accessioned 2019-12-09T12:32:26Z
dc.date.available 2019-12-09T12:32:26Z
dc.date.issued 2019
dc.identifier.citation Wangai, P.W.; Burkhard, B.; Müller, F.: Quantifying and mapping land use changes and regulating ecosystem service potentials in a data-scarce peri-urban region in Kenya. In: Ecosystems and People 15 (2019), Nr. 1, S. 11-23. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/21513732.2018.1529708
dc.description.abstract Recent scientific developments are advancing to link land use and land cover (LULC) change with ecosystem service (ES) potentials. Such links within peri-urban ecosystems are scanty due to methodological and expertise challenge, and data limitation. The study applies the ‘ES matrix approach’ to spatially display potentials for regulating ES in mainly overlooked data-scarce peri-urban areas, whereby LULC classes and qualitative ES values are the main data inputs. The LULC maps are based on LANDSAT satellite images from the years 1990, 2000 and 2010. ES potentials were assessed qualitatively on a relative scale ranging between 0 and 5 by use of interview data from local people. Results show that with exception of settlements, the area for all LULC classes decreased between 1990 and 2010. The ‘matrix approach’ successfully generated ES potential maps for the different LULC classes. Grasslands, forests and wetlands have comparatively high potentials for regulating ES, whereas settlements and ‘otherlands’ showed lower potentials. The main uncertainties of the study relate to study area selection, data accuracy and reliability, and ‘matrix approach’ adaptability. Results indicate that the potential of the area to provide regulating ES is declining over time. To realize suitable and reliable results, it is necessary to conduct data accuracy-check during and after the fieldwork exercise. eng
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Milton Park : Taylor & Francis
dc.relation.ispartofseries Ecosystems and People 15 (2019), Nr. 1
dc.rights CC BY 4.0 Unported
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.subject Land use change eng
dc.subject ecosystem service matrix eng
dc.subject data scarcity eng
dc.subject urbanisation eng
dc.subject knowledge combination eng
dc.subject.ddc 551 | Geologie, Hydrologie, Meteorologie ger
dc.title Quantifying and mapping land use changes and regulating ecosystem service potentials in a data-scarce peri-urban region in Kenya
dc.type article
dc.type Text
dc.relation.essn 1745-1604
dc.relation.essn 2151-3740
dc.relation.essn 2639-5916
dc.relation.issn 1745-1590
dc.relation.issn 2151-3732
dc.relation.doi https://doi.org/10.1080/21513732.2018.1529708
dc.bibliographicCitation.issue 1
dc.bibliographicCitation.volume 15
dc.bibliographicCitation.firstPage 11
dc.bibliographicCitation.lastPage 32
dc.description.version publishedVersion
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