Multidisciplinary Landscape Assessment

The characteristics of forested landscapes are usually critical to their inhabitants, but the significance of these relationships is largely hidden from the outsider. The challenge is to understand what aspects of the landscape local people care about, why they matter and how much. The groundbreaking approach reported in this book was developed during a study of seven communities in the forest-rich upper portion of the Malinau watershed in East Kalimantan, Indonesian Borneo. A village-based survey collected a wide range of qualitative and quantitative information about the judgments, needs, culture, institutions and aspirations of the communities, and examined general perceptions of the local landscape. A parallel field survey assessed sample sites and recorded soil, vegetation and other site characteristics through both 'scientific' and indigenous approaches. These field methods emphasized landscape-scale characterization through high replication of small data-rich samples, and assessments of community territories based on these samples. Two hundred research plots were established and about 2000 plant species recorded, representing a 'baseline', 'exploratory' or 'diagnostic' phase within a longer- term research strategy. Decision makers require guidance on how to deal with the needs of local communities and biodiversity in landscapes.

Dataset's Files

exploring_bio.pdf

MD5: 51e76bcbdf366d3aae9509f8148288e4

This is not intended as a manual. We would rather it viewed as a summary of lessons learned.


FloraFaunaDatabase.zip

MD5: ff1faee1ecb4030a8fa96f32672cce7a

The file contains the list of plant and animal species


MuluiPDMDatabase.zip

MD5: 47394c9debdc3fb8f6552c47e43990b0

The database containing all the importance scores by local communities regarding use classes and species. Refer to the methods book for a description of the PDM method.


MuluiVillageDatabase.zip

MD5: cb08518555574141b6df6d4265058fe2

The file contains the social database including the village description and history, local views and preferences, needs, culture and local aspirations. We refer to the methods book for a description of how these data were collected.


PDM_Database_online.zip

MD5: 6823b585d12edc2a05147c1507287d53

The database containing all the importance scores by local communities regarding use classes and species. Refer to the methods book for a description of the PDM method.


Permanent_plot1-2_soil.zip

MD5: 251be26d147b823eb6d0869a94ba33e2


Permanent_plot3-4.zip

MD5: c121c600b01e64509bd20905037f3e29


PlotDatabase.zip

MD5: bcb4cffe82d7ffcf472a0ba068e9c8ac

Microsoft Access 2000 database with the complete data set of 200 field plots, including biophysical and local perception information. This is a ZIP file of 2.0MB. Please refer to the methods book for a description of how these data were collected.


RantauLayungPDMDatabase.zip

MD5: 482667ecf0a7539b530c226281824b63

The file contains the social database including the village description and history, local views and preferences, needs, culture and local aspirations. We refer to the methods book for a description of how these data were collected


RantauLayungVilalgeDatabase.zip

MD5: 1dba14d0eb2a493ac1e0123c9d5a3cf8

The file contains the social database including the village description and history, local views and preferences, needs, culture and local aspirations. We refer to the methods book for a description of how these data were collected


Term of use
These data and documents are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license. You may copy, distribute and transmit the data as long as you acknowledge the source through proper data citation.
Publishers

Center for International Forestry Research

DOI

http://dx.doi.org/10.17528/CIFOR/DATA.00008

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