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Assessing Ecosystem Service Provision Under Climate Change to Support Conservation and Development Planning in MyanmarInclusion of ecosystem services (ES) information into national-scale development and climate adaptation planning has yet to become common practice, despite demand from decision makers. Identifying where ES originate and to whom the benefits flowunder current and future climate conditionsis especially critical in rapidly developing countries, where the risk of ES loss is high. Here, using Myanmar as a case study, we assess where and how ecosystems provide key benefits to the countrys people and infrastructure. We model the supply of and demand for sediment retention, dry-season baseflows, flood risk reduction and coastal storm protection from multiple beneficiaries. We find that locations currently providing the greatest amount of services are likely to remain important under the range of climate conditions considered, demonstrating their importance in planning for climate resilience. Overlap between priority areas for ES provision and biodiversity conservation is higher than expected by chance overall, but the areas important for multiple ES are underrepresented in currently designated protected areas and Key Biodiversity Areas. Our results are contributing to development planning in Myanmar, and our approach could be extended to other contexts where there is demand for national-scale natural capital information to shape development plans and policies
Document ID
20170010180
Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
Authors
Mandle, Lisa (Stanford Univ. Stanford, CA, United States)
Wolny, Stacie (Stanford Univ. Stanford, CA, United States)
Bhagabati, Nirmal (World Wildlife Fund, Inc. Washington, DC, United States)
Helsingen, Hanna (World Wide Fund for Nature Yangon, Myanmar)
Hamel, Perrine (Stanford Univ. Stanford, CA, United States)
Bartlett, Ryan (World Wildlife Fund, Inc. Washington, DC, United States)
Dixon, Adam (World Wildlife Fund, Inc. Washington, DC, United States)
Horton, Radley M. (Columbia Univ. New York, NY, United States)
Lesk, Corey (Columbia Univ. New York, NY, United States)
Manley, Danielle (Columbia Univ. New York, NY, United States)
De Mel, Manishka (Columbia Univ. New York, NY, United States)
Bader, Daniel A. (Columbia Univ. New York, NY, United States)
Myint, Sai Nay Won (World Wide Fund for Nature Yangon, Myanmar)
Myint, Win (World Wide Fund for Nature Yangon, Myanmar)
Su Mon, Myat (Ministry of Natural Resources & Environmental Conservation Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar)
Date Acquired
October 18, 2017
Publication Date
September 21, 2017
Publication Information
Publication: PLoS One
Volume: 12
Issue: 9
Subject Category
Meteorology and Climatology
Report/Patent Number
GSFC-E-DAA-TN47171
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NNX14AB99A
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Other
Keywords
Climate change
flooding
rain
conservation science
water qualit
Myanmar
surface water
sediment