Satoyama-Satoumi Ecosystems and Human Well-Being

Socio-Ecological Production Landscapes of Japan

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This publication analyses changes which have occured in satoyama-satoumi ecosystems over the last 50 years and identifies plausible future scenarios for the year 2050 taking into account various drivers such as governmental and economic policy, climate change, technology and socio-behavioural responses. This provides a new approach to landuse planning that addresses not only economic development but also cultural values and ecological integrity. This book is a key reference text for development planners, postgraduate students, policymakers, scientists and others interested in the environment and development.



Satoyama and Satoumi, and ecosystem services: A conceptual framework

This chapter outlines the key concepts and assessment framework commonly used throughout this book. Section 2.2 provides a historical perspective of satoyama and satoumi, while Section 2.3 offers a definition for both. Details of recent changes in satoyama and satoumi and an overview of their ecosystem services are given in Sections 2.4 and 2.5. Both the assessment framework and approach used in the following chapters are explained in Section 2.6. The concept and approach for interlinkage analysis is reviewed and key interlinkages regarding ecosystem services and human well-being in satoyama and satoumi are identified in Section 2.7. Key findings of this chapter are then summarized in Section 2.8.


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