HABC: Human Adaption to BioDiversity Change
- Professor Patricia Howard (UKC, School of Anthropology & Conservation)
- Dr Rajindra Puri (UKC, School of Anthropology & Conservation)
- Professor Michael Fischer (UKC, School of Anthropology & Conservation)
- Professor Katherine Willis (University of Oxford)
- Dr Tom Thornton (University of Oxford)
- Dr Sunil Bagwhat (University of Oxford)
Associated CeDEP research
Objectives and scope
The project aimed to kickstart the development of appropriate conceptual frameworks, methods and integrated models for understanding Human Adaptation to Biodiversity Change (HABC) and change in related ecosystem services that could eventually be used to predict outcomes for biodiversity, ecosystem services and human well-being in highly biodiversity dependent societies. Integrative conceptual frameworks were developed linking biodiversity change, ecosystem services and livelihood and knowledge system change. These were applied to and tested in an area in the Western Ghats where forests and forest livelihoods have been severely affected by the spread of an invasive species, Lantana camara.
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- Kent, R. & Dorward, A. 2012a. Biodiversity change and livelihood responses: ecosystem asset functions in southern India Working paper, Centre for Development, Environment and Policy. London: SOAS, University of London.
- Kent, R. & Dorward, A. R. 2012b. Conceptualising assets and asset services in livelihoods and ecosystem analyses: a framework for considering livelihood responses to biodiversity change Working paper. CeDEP, SOAS, University of London.
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