Forest functions arrangement with the CBD’s Ecosystem Approach - A study on the Bengawan Solo River Basin, Java, Indonesia

von Oktober 2002 bis März 2006


Leitung: Prof. Dr. Renate Bürger-Arndt

Bearbeitung/Kontakt: Aan Dyna Schliep

Förderer: DAAD


forest functions, ecosystem management, Ecosystem Approach


The natural capital of forests consists to a great extend of the forests’ environmental functions for human well-being, which not only include goods and services (source and sink functions) but also include life-support functions that reflect ecosystem performance (ecosystem functioning). Shifting the management approach from a traditional one to one that is more aware of the ecosystem complexity, the idea of ‘ecosystem functioning’ is appearing to tackle gradual declines of ecosystem functions. Within CBD’s framework, the Ecosystem Approach has been introduced on account of the necessity for open decision making with strong links between all stakeholders and the latest scientific knowledge due to uncertainty and unpredictability in nature. The Ecosystem Approach is still in need of further elaboration, even though as a concept Ecosystem Approach has been widely accepted. To aim forest enhancement, this approach has been regarded as the most feasible concept for the study area, the Bengawan Solo River Basin - Java, Indonesia. Therefore the principles and operational guidelines will be used to analyse and evaluate the current forest management in those areas of the Bengawan Solo River Basin, in which ecosystem function is the basis for forest development area. This research focuses on ecological functions of forests at various levels of ecosystem management planning, from the forestry sector’s point of view.

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