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Peer-reviewed Article
In Environmental Management
Author:
Shalini
Dhyani
MRITTIKA
BASU
Rakesh
Kadaverugu
Shizuka
Hashimoto
Ram
Avtar
Priyanka
Mitra

Globally, shifting cultivation is known to be an important driver of tropical deforestation. However, we argue that it can be sustainably managed if the environmental boundary conditions, laid by the traditional customs and practices, are fully respected. We narrate an empirical study from the Zunheboto district of Nagaland, India, where we...

Data or Tool

This dataset contains GIS maps (.shp files) of built-up/urban land in the Philippines in 2018 (current) and 2050 (future), considering low/medium/high future urban expansion scenarios. The 2050 urban area maps were generated using a cellular automata logistic regression model, which was applied to historical urban area maps and other openly...

Peer-reviewed Article
In Journal of Coastal Conservation
Author:
Rakesh
Kadaverugu
Shalini
Dhyani
Shizuka
Hashimoto
Paras
Pujari

Bhitarkanika National Park and Mahanadi Delta are the most biologically diverse mangrove patches of India. Due to inadequate representation of the value of the mangroves in decision-making, mangroves of Bhitarkanika and Mahanadi delta have undergone a rapid decline in the last fifty years. Thus, there is a growing need to assess the ecosystem...

Peer-reviewed Article
In Sustainability Science
Author:
Shizuka
Hashimoto
Mrittika
Basu
Shalini
Dhyani

The paper narrates an empirical study of participatory mapping and spatial characterization of six non-material landscape values across multiple coastal production landscapes in the Indian Sundarban delta. The methodology relies on an inexpensive rapid rural appraisal technique that integrates the conventional notion of place preference and...

Peer-reviewed Article
In Progress in Disaster Science
Author:
Ram
Avtar
Abhijit
Mukherjee
Md. Nasif
Ahsan
Duc
Cong Hiep Nguyen
Hong Quan
Nguyen
Rajib
Shaw
Binaya Kumar
Mishra

Rapid global changes (population growth, urbanization and frequent extreme weather conditions) have cumulatively affected local water bodies and resulted in unfavorable hydrological, ecological, and environmental changes in the major river systems. Particularly, communities in isolated riverine islands are heavily affected due to their poor...

Peer-reviewed Article
In Water
Author:
Vibhas
Sukhwani
Kamakshi
Thapa
Rajib
Shaw
Yan
Wanglin

Urban and rural areas often meet their water demands from a shared stock of finite water resources. Against the changing climate, the rising water demands in fast-growing urban areas are leading to increasing water-use conflicts with the co-dependent rural areas. Although poor water governance is frequently cited as the key reason for such urban...

Peer-reviewed Article
In Land
Author:
Shruti
Lahoti
Ashish
Lahoti
Rajendra
Joshi

Nagpur is rapidly urbanizing, and in the process witnessing decline in its green status which is one of the identities of the city. The study aims to understand the current species diversity, composition and structure in different classes of greens prevalent in the city. As urban green spaces (UGS) are also reservoirs of carbon stock, the study...

Research Report
Author:
Adcharaporn
Pagdee
Canesio D
Predo
Cossey K.
Yosi
Stewart
Serawe
Mark
Mameek Winai
Isao
Endo

Although it is widely acknowledged that forests provide critical ecosystem services for human survival and well-being, in the Asia-Pacific region forests are being converted to other land uses and degraded at alarming rates. One underlying factor for this destruction of forests is market failure. Forests are cleared for other land uses or degraded...

Book Chapter
In Sharing Ecosystem Services
Author:
Mrittika
BASU
Shizuka
HASHIMOTO
Osamu
SAITO

Peri-urban landscapes are fast changing with the loss of its own characteristics and transforming into a new landscape with new mosaic set of characteristics that are strikingly different from the previous. There is an increasing trend across the world to transform these peri-urban areas, just outside the periphery of bigger cities, into satellite...

Peer-reviewed Article
In APN Science Bulletin
Author:
Devesh
Sharma
G.M. Tarekul
Islam
Rabin
Malla

The Ganges basin provides essential water for drinking, irrigation, industrial use and power generation. Global climate change will affect the water availability in the basin and inevitably intensify the competition for water among major users, particularly from thermal power generation. Knowledge on the spatial distribution of water supply-demand...