Nadia Sitas


My research explores some of the opportunities and challenges for mainstreaming ecosystem services in land-use planning at a local level, using a case study in the Eden District (Eden) of South Africa. By exploring what the information needs, responsibilities and capacities of decision makers in Eden are, possible intervention points that facilitate the integration of ecosystem service information offering a ‘no-harm, no-regrets’ approach have been identified. By engaging with planning processes that drive development at a local level and shape how ecosystem services are modified and governed within a landscape, a set of interventions are being trialled and reflected upon that acknowledge the importance of maintaining biodiversity and ecosystem functions and processes for future social-ecological resilience.


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