resilience; change; biodiversity; Madagascar; landscape; policy; livelihoods; socio-ecological systems (SES)
Stoudmann Natasha, Waeber Patrick O., Randriamalala Ihoby H., Garcia C. (2017), Perception of change: narratives and strategies of farmers in Madagascar, in Journal of Rural Studies
, 56, 76-86.
Waeber Patrick O., De Grave A., Wilmé L., Garcia C. (2017), Play, learn, explore: grasping complexity through gaming and photography, in Madagascar Conservation & Development
, 12, 1-7.
Reibelt Lena M., Woolaver Lance, Moser Gabrielle, Randriamalala Ihoby H., Raveloarimalala Lucile M., Ralainasolo Fidy B., Ratsimbazafy Jonah, Waeber Patrick O. (2017), Contact matters: local community perceptions and conservation of the Alaotra gentle lemur Hapalemur alaotrensis”, in International Journal of Primatology
, 38(3), 588-608.
Waeber Patrick O., Reibelt Lena M., Randriamalala Ihoby H., Moser Gabrielle, Raveloarimalala Lucile M., Ralainasolo Fidy B., Ratsimbazafy Jonah, Woolaver Lance (2017), Local awareness and perceptions: consequences for conservation of marsh habitat at Lake Alaotra for one of the world’s rarest lemurs, in Oryx
Wilmé L., Waeber P.O., Moutou F., Gardner C.G., Razafindratsima O., Sparks J., Kull C.A., Ferguson B., Lourenço W.R., Jenkins P.D., Ramamonjisoa L., Burney D.A., Lowry II P.P. (2016), A proposal for ethcial research conduct in Madagascar, in Madagascar Conservation & Development
, 11(1), 36-39.
Waeber P.O., Wilmé L., Mercier J.-R., Camara C., Lowry II. P.P. (2016), How effective have thirty years of internationally driven conservation and development efforts been in Madagascar?, in PLoS ONE
, 11(8), e0161115.
Garcia C.A., Dray A., Aubert S., Reibelt L.M., Waeber P.O. (2015), Scenarios of biodiversity exploring possible futures for management, in Akon'ny Ala
, 32, 1-14.
Waeber P.O., Wilmé L., Mercier J.-L., Rakotozafy L.M.A., Garcia C., Sorg J.-P. (2015), The role of lakes in the context of the centers of endemism, in Akon'ny Ala
, 32, 34-47.
Waeber P.O., Reibelt L.M., Randriamalala I.H., Moser G., Raveloarimalala L.M., Ralainasolo F.B., Ratsimbazafy J., Woolaver L., Local awareness and perceptions: consequences for conservation of marsh habitat at Lake Alaotra for one of the world’s rarest lemurs, in Oryx
Stoudman N., Garcia C., Randriamalala I.H., Rakotomalala A.G.V., Ramamonjisoa B., Two sides to every coin: farmers’ perceptions of mining in the Maningory watershed, Madagascar, in Madagascar Conservation & Development
, 11(2), ---.
A growing challenge in tropical terrestrial resource management is the reconciliation of a continuously increasing demand for agricultural products (e.g., rice, coffee) while balancing a growing number of values and interests such as environmental values for conserving biodiversity, maintaining ecological functions and providing critical ecosystem services for supporting rural livelihoods. The socio-ecological landscape of the Alaotra-Mangoro, Madagascar will serve this research to deliver important data and information on drivers and barriers of livelihood opportunities and threats and juxtaposition these factors with biodiversity conservation values to inform policy and decision-makers for the sustainable use and management of the landscape’s natural and agricultural resources. This is especially important in times of rapid changes such as climate or economic change. Therefore, an increased understanding of the linkages and dynamics of livelihood needs and ecosystem services and functions will allow the development of a socially accepted management and policy framework. Sustainability in resource management and planning of a Alaotra-Mangoro socio-ecological landscape can be achieved if the main resource users see an ownership in the framework that reflects their needs. Resilience management or the assessment of a socio-ecological system’s ability to absorb shocks and perturbations (e.g., induced byexternal or internal drivers of change) is important for the long-term and sustainable functioning of a system. The project consists of three portions or working packages: In a first part, the social and ecological system will be explored through participatory approaches, and a conceptual model will be created. In the second part, the model will be transformed into participatory modelling platforms for the stakeholders to validate our understanding of the model and to explore alternative futures of natural resources management. The last component, that will last as long as the project itself, will ensure that the knowledge generated is embedded in the decision making processes, fostering resilience in the Alaotra Social and Ecological System.