Research School for Socio-Economic and
Natural Sciences of the Environment
Research School for Socio-Economic and
Natural Sciences of the Environment
Agenda

Saritha Kittie Uda

Date: 18 December 2019
Time: 16:00 - 18:00

Dissertation title: 

Sustainable Peatland Management in Indonesia: Towards better understanding of socio-ecological dynamics in tropical peatland management

Group: Wageningen University, Environmental Systems Analysis Group
Promotor: Prof. Dr. L. G. Hein

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Abstract:

Large areas of Indonesian tropical peatlands have been converted to other uses for economic purposes at the expense of major environmental, health, and economic risks. In my thesis, I assessed peatland uses and ecosystem services provided by Indonesian peatlands, the long-term health impacts of peatland fires and smoke to the local populations, the institutional fit of peatland governance, and the socio-ecological properties of the paludiculture food crops as the alternative development options in Indonesian peatlands. Spatial analyses, literature reviews, questioners and in-depth interviews were applied. Based on the findings in my study, I distil several implications for the management of the peatlands and present some recommendations in order to support sustainable peatland management and peat policy in Indonesia.