Landscape's capacities to supply ecosystem services in Bangladesh: a mapping assessment for Lawachara National Park

Sohel, Md Shawkat Islam, Ahmed Mukul, Sharif and Burkhard, Benjamin (2015) Landscape's capacities to supply ecosystem services in Bangladesh: a mapping assessment for Lawachara National Park. Ecosystem Services, 12 128-135. doi:10.1016/j.ecoser.2014.11.015


Author Sohel, Md Shawkat Islam
Ahmed Mukul, Sharif
Burkhard, Benjamin
Title Landscape's capacities to supply ecosystem services in Bangladesh: a mapping assessment for Lawachara National Park
Journal name Ecosystem Services   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 2212-0416
Publication date 2015-04
Year available 2014
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.ecoser.2014.11.015
Open Access Status
Volume 12
Start page 128
End page 135
Total pages 8
Place of publication Amsterdam, Netherlands
Publisher Elsevier
Collection year 2015
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Land uses/land covers (LULC) are closely related to the integrity of ecosystems and associated provisioning, regulating and cultural ecosystem services (ES). Anthropogenic activities continuously influence ecological integrity and ES through changes in LULC. An integrative approach is essential to understand and measure the relations between ecosystem functioning, associated ES and the relative contributions of the different system components. Here, using a locally justified ES scoring matrix, we linked different LULC types to ecological integrity and ES supply in the Lawachara National Park of Bangladesh. The results were used to compile spatially explicit ES maps. Our analysis revealed relatively high capacities of mixed tropical evergreen forests to supply a broad range of ES and to support ecological integrity, followed by tea (Camellia chinesis) gardens and rubber (Hevea brasiliensis) plantations. Other LULC types located on the edge or on the periphery of the park showed comparably lower ES supply capacities. Our study is the first of its type carried out in Bangladesh and can be seen as a first screening study of available ES and their supply capacities. The results can be used to form the base for ES based landscape management and future conservation priorities in the area.
Keyword Ecosystem service matrix
Ecosystem integrity
Spatial mapping
Lawachara National Park
Bangladesh
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Published online ahead of print 16 Dec 2014

 
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