Land use modelling and the role of stakeholders in natural protected areas: the case of Doñana national park, Spain

Hewitt, Richard and Hernández Jiménez, Verónica and Encinas Escribano, María Ascensión and Escobar, Francisco J. (2012). Land use modelling and the role of stakeholders in natural protected areas: the case of Doñana national park, Spain. In: "Proceedings of the sixth biannial meeting of the International Environmental Modelling and Software Society, Leipzig, Germany, July 1-5, 2012", 01/07/2012 - 05/07/2012, Leipzig, Germany.

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Title: Land use modelling and the role of stakeholders in natural protected areas: the case of Doñana national park, Spain
Author/s:
  • Hewitt, Richard
  • Hernández Jiménez, Verónica
  • Encinas Escribano, María Ascensión
  • Escobar, Francisco J.
Item Type: Presentation at Congress or Conference (Article)
Event Title: Proceedings of the sixth biannial meeting of the International Environmental Modelling and Software Society, Leipzig, Germany, July 1-5, 2012
Event Dates: 01/07/2012 - 05/07/2012
Event Location: Leipzig, Germany
Title of Book: International Environmental Modelling and Software Society (iEMSs)
Date: 2012
Subjects:
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Montes (UPM)
Department: Proyectos y Planificación Rural [hasta 2014]
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

Doñana, a National Park since 1969, a UNESCO site since 1994 among other protected area designations of national and international character, is a coastal dune and marshland ecosystem of outstanding importance for biodiversity and conservation at the mouth of the Guadalaquivir River, Southwest Spain. However, the Doñana natural area is seriously threatened by global change factors such as humanly induced climate change, habitat loss, overexploitation of ecosystem services, and pollution. Not all stakeholders are convinced of the benefits of the national park, and management of Doñana, its environs and watershed are the subject of intense disagreement. This interplay between natural characteristics of great value with intense human pressure makes Doñana a fascinating workshop for the study of global human environment interactions. Here, we discuss the role of stakeholders in the application of a cellular automatabased model to Doñana and its environs and present the results of a series of exercises undertaken with stakeholders to parametrize the model, something often done by researchers without stakeholder engagement. By engaging with stakeholders early in the project, feedback generated from workshops contributes to model development. Stakeholders are therefore contributors of empirical data for the model as well as independent evaluators providing local and specialist knowledge.

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Item ID: 19426
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/19426/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:19426
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 04 Feb 2014 12:20
Last Modified: 21 Apr 2016 17:41
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