Livelihoods and Landscapes
To understand the links between landscape resources, livelihoods, and climatic impacts to landscape resources we undertook the following activities:
- Household survey of coastal communities in Ba to estimate the value of ecosystem service flows from landscape resources and the sensitivity of these flows to climatic shocks.
- Participatory modelling exercises in Fiji and Tonga to capture cause-effect-response relationships associated with problems people face in using landscape resources.
- Semi-structured interviews with key landscape stakeholders at national and local levels.
- Linking coastal / mangrove based livelihood activities with remotely sensed indicators of mangrove health.
- Fieldwork in the Ba mangroves, Fiji, to identify patterns of carbon sequestration and spatial patterns of ecosystem condition.
The information gathered through these activities underpins the application development process.