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The impact of swidden decline on livelihoods and ecosystem services in Southeast Asia: a review of the evidence from 1990 to 2015

Dressler, Wolfram; Wilson, David; Clendenning, Jessica; Cramb, Robert; Keenan, Rodney; Mahanty, Sango; Bruun, Thilde Bech; Mertz, O; Lasco, Rodel


Global economic change and policy interventions are driving transitions from long-fallow swidden (LFS) systems to alternative land uses in Southeast Asia’s uplands. This study presents a systematic review of how these transitions impact upon livelihoods and ecosystem services in the region. Over 17 000 studies published between 1950 and 2015 were narrowed, based on relevance and quality, to 93 studies for further analysis. Our analysis of land-use transitions from swidden to intensified...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2017
Type: Journal article
Source: AMBIO: A Journal of the Human Environment
DOI: 10.1007/s13280-016-0836-z
Access Rights: Open Access


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