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Título : Social perception of ecosystem services in a coastal wetland post-earthquake: A case study in Chile
Autor : Rojas Vilches, Octavio
Zamorano, María
Sáez, Katia
Rojas, Carolina
Vega, Claudio
Arriagada, Loretto
Basnou, Corina
Palabras clave : Chile
Región VIII
Desastre Natural
Desarrollo Humano
Adaptación Social
Fecha de publicación : 30-oct-2017
Editorial : Sustainability
Resumen : Natural disasters can cause abrupt disturbances in coastal wetlands, affecting the social perception of ecosystem services (ES). The Tubul-Raqui coastal wetland is one of the most important wetlands in south-central Chile. Rich in biodiversity, these wetlands provide ES to a population of 2238 inhabitants. The recent MW = 8.8 earthquake of 2010 caused a coastal uplift of 1.4 m and substantial morphological, social, and environmental changes. This paper analyzes the social perceptions of the inhabitants of the village of Tubul-Raqui following a large earthquake disturbance with regards to ES provision frequency and their future changes. A statistically representative semi-structured survey was conducted (175 valid surveys) and the data interpreted through factor analysis and statistical tests for independent categorical variables. The perception of cultural and regulating services was significantly greater than that of provisioning services, which were probably the most affected by the earthquake. Residents identified habitat for species, recreation, and Hazard regulation as the most important ES. Perception was influenced by the categorical variables of gender, age, and ethnicity; for example, hazard regulation services varied strongly by gender. According to the respondents, the availability of ES will remain stable (50%) or decrease (40%) in the next 50 years, mainly due to anthropogenic drivers; the effect of natural disasters was not mentioned among the main drivers of change.
Descripción : Coordenadas geográficas: Latitud -37°13'37" Longitud -73°26'39"
URI : http://biblioteca.cehum.org/handle/123456789/227
ISSN : 2071-1050
Aparece en las colecciones: Ciencias Naturales y Aplicadas