How DO coastal ecosystems support human wellbeing? New SPACES publication on the many mechanisms
A new paper based on SPACES research reports the diverse ways people reported that ecosystem services support different aspects of wellbeing.
The paper discusses these using the capability approach and theory of human needs. The the diverse mechanisms to contribute to wellbeing can be categorised as money, use or experience. Considering all of these mechanisms can inform the development of interventions that aim to protect or improve flows of benefits to people.
See Kate Brown’s reflections on the paper on her blog:
Chaigneau T, Brown K, Coulthard S, Daw TM, Szaboova L. 2019. Money, use and experience: Identifying the mechanisms through which ecosystem services contribute to wellbeing in coastal Kenya and Mozambique. Ecosystem Services 38:100957.
Link to the paper (open access): https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecoser.2019.100957
New Publication: Assessing Basic Human Needs to prevent serious harm
The methodology used to explore whether people meet their basic human needs is presented and discussed in this new paper. The paper proposes this as a way to monitor the impact of conservation actions on people to prevent serious harm.
Chaigneau, T., Coulthard, S., Brown, K., Daw, T.M. and Schulte‐Herbrüggen, B., 2018. Incorporating basic needs to reconcile poverty and ecosystem services. Conservation Biology https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/cobi.13209
See this news item on the Stockholm Resilience Centre website:
And Kate Brown’s reflections on the paper on her blog:
New Publication: Kenyan and Mozambican coral reef ‘carbonate budgets’ contribute to international picture of corals under sea-level rise.
SPACES coral reef surveys have contributed to an international picture of how reefs might be able to grow to keep up with sea-level rise, recently published in Nature.
The growth of coral reefs is strongly influenced by the amount and types of coral living on the reef surface, but across both regions this growth is now being hampered by combinations of coral disease, deteriorating water quality and fishing pressure, along with severe impacts from “coral bleaching” caused by climate change. By counting the organisms responsible for building up and eroding reefs, SPACES team members Chris Perry and Fraser Januchowski-Hartley have been able to calculate the ‘carbonate budget’ and estimate how quickly reefs can grow towards the surface (the ‘accretion rate’).
In the figure below, the Mozambican (17) and Kenyan (18) SPACES sites can be seen in comparison to reefs from around the Indian ocean and Western Atlantic. The poorest reefs in […]
New SPACES publication on the importance of stories in facilitating transformative workshops
This paper, authored by PhD candidate Diego Galafassi in collaboration with SPACES team members drew on reflections from the SPACES multistakeholder workshops. It has recently been published in Ecology and Society.
See the news item about the paper on the Stockholm Resilience Centre website
Galafassi, D., T. M. Daw, M. Thyresson, S. Rosendo, T. Chaigneau, S. Bandeira, L. Munyi, I. Gabrielsson, and K. Brown. 2018. Stories in social-ecological knowledge cocreation. Ecology and Society 23(1):23.
New MOOC on ‘Transforming development’ launched by Stockholm Resilience Centre and partners, featuring SPACES outputs
On APRIL 30th, 2018, the course “Transforming Development: The Science and Practice of Resilience Thinking” Begins!
The SPACES project will be featured during Module 5 of the course (launched on 28th May)
“The Stockholm Resilience Centre at Stockholm University and the Centre for Complex Systems in Transition at Stellenbosch University, in partnership with the SDG Academy are pleased to announce the launch of our Massive, Open, Online Course (MOOC) entitled Transforming Development: The Science and Practice of Resilience Thinking.
The 7-week course is available for FREE and includes more than 30 lectures featuring leading scientists and practitioners working to apply resilience thinking, covering case studies and examples from every continent in the world, except Antarctica!
More information and a trailer for the course is available here: https://courses.sdgacademy.org/learn/transforming-development-the-science-and-practice-of-resilience-thinking-april-2018
Sign up now to join us when the course begins on April […]