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Peer-reviewed Article
In Ecosystem Services
Author:
Wanhui
Huang
Shizuka
Hashimoto
Takehito
Yoshida
Kentaro
Taki

The increased frequency of extreme rain events due to climate change has garnered attention in Japan. In 2018, the country enacted the Act of Climate Change Adaptation to formulate plans at national and local levels. The government has suggested the use of nature-based solutions (NBSs) across the country to address the increased risk of natural...

Peer-reviewed Article
In Sustainability Science

Global environmental change, the depletion of natural resources, and unacceptable levels of pollution, among other anthropogenic impacts on the planet and its ecosystems, demand a radical shift in the way humankind develops. Global agreements like the “2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development” or the “Paris Agreement on Climate Change” seek to...

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 Forests
Author:
Shalini
Dhyani
Indu K. Murthy
Rakesh
Kadaverugu
Manoj Kumar
Kritika Adesh Gadpayle

Traditional agroforestry systems across South Asia have historically supported millions of smallholding farmers. Since 2007 agroforestry has received attention in global climate discussions for its carbon sink potential. Agroforestry plays a defining role in offsetting greenhouse gases, providing sustainable livelihoods, localizing Sustainable...

Peer-reviewed Article
In Land Use Policy

Highlights

• The analysis indicated a positive correlation between socioeconomic factors and agricultural land change in Asia.
• A negative correlation between agricultural land and urban population signified an agricultural land decline in Asia.
• Higher agricultural productivity gains contributed to the farmland decline in some...
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Peer-reviewed Article
In Environmental Research Letters
Author:
Ronald C.
Estoque
YAN
GAO
Makoto
Ooba
Takuya
Togawa
Yasuaki
Hijoka
Yuji
Murayama
Lilito D
Gavina,
Rodel
D Lasco

With the intensifying challenges of global sustainability and biodiversity conservation, the monitoring of the world's remaining forests has become more important than ever. Today, Earth observation technologies, particularly remote sensing, are at the forefront of forest cover monitoring worldwide. Given the current conceptual understanding of...

Peer-reviewed Article
In Asia-Pacific Journal of Regional Science
Author:
Takeshi
Mizunoya
Noriko
Nozaki

In the early 2000s, Japan instituted the Great Heisei Consolidation, a national strategy to promote large-scale municipal mergers. This study analyzes the impact that this strategy could have on watershed management. We select the Lake Kasumigaura Basin, the second largest lake in Japan, for the case study and construct a dynamic expanded input...

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 Remote Sensing
Author:
Dai
Xiaoai
Penglan
Luo
Kai
Yang
Linxin
Dong
Qiang
Wang
Chao
Liu
Naiwen
Li
Heng
Lu
Lei
Ma
Zhengli
Yang
Yuanzhi
Yao

Research on the service values of urban ecosystems is a hot topic of ecological studies in the current era of rapid urbanization. To quantitatively estimate the ecosystem service value in Chengdu, China from the perspectives of natural ecology and social ecology, the technologies of remote sensing (RS) and geographic information system (GIS) are...

Peer-reviewed Article
In Sustainability Science
Author:
Junya
Kumagai
Mihoko
Wakamatsu
Shizuka
Hashimolto
Takehito
Yoshida
Takehisa
Yamakita
Keiko
Hori
Takanori
Matsui
Michio
Oguro
Masahiro
Aiba
Rei
Shibata
Tohru
Nakashizuka
Shunsuke
Managi

Recently, natural capital has gained the attention of researchers and policymakers to promote sustainability. Previous studies have investigated the value of ecosystem services with respect to specific areas or species. Other studies have investigated the value of various types of ecosystem services and natural capital by integrating a number of...