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Land use modelling and the role of stakeholders in natural protected areas: the case of Doñana national park, Spain
Áreas de investigación
  • Medio natural,
  • Ecosistema,
  • Protección ambiental
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.
Nombre congreso
2012 International Congress on Environmental Modelling and Software
Tipo de participación
Lugar del congreso
Leipzig, Germany
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Título de las actas
Proceedings of the sixth biannial meeting of the International Environmental Modelling and Software Society, Leipzig, Germany, July 1-5, 2012
Esta actividad pertenece a memorias de investigación
  • Participante: Richardt Hewitt
  • Autor: Verónica Hernández Jiménez (UPM)
  • Autor: María A. Encinas
  • Autor: Francisco Escobar (Universidad de Alcalá)
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  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Ecología y Paisaje
  • Departamento: Proyectos y Planificación Rural
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