Evaluación de servicios, diservicios ecosistémicos y motores de cambio a partir de valoración sociocultural en Coyaima, Colombia Thesis

short description

  • Undergraduate thesis

Thesis author

  • Tovar Tique, Yuli Paola

external tutor

  • Escobedo, Francisco J


  • Research on ecosystem services (SE), ecosystem disservices (dSE) and drivers of change (MCs) in Colombia is minimal. In addition, few studies analyze people’s perceptions regarding SE and their context in the territory. This has consequences for decision-making and planning that transforms the territory. Therefore, the most relevant SE for people in a municipality in Colombia were analyzed according to their relationship with the dSE and driver of change (MC). Using interviews and surveys the main SE, dSE and MCs were identified. Then using SE proxies and GIS the supply of two main SE and one dSE was quantified. The relationship between the main SE and MC were statistically analyzed during 2005 – 2017. People identified air purification and food production as the most important SE. Increased temperatures and fires were the most important dSE and waste and fires were the main MCs. Air purification remained approximately constant (116 ton), food production (49 ton/ha) and dSE fires increased, and there was no significant correlation between the supply of SE and MC. Therefore, collaborative work between local communities and land management institutions is recommended in order to strengthen air purification SE and maintain food production with sustainable agricultural practices. It is suggested that assessments be conducted at the local level to allow for a deeper understanding of SE and/or land uses for decision makers.

publication date

  • August 20, 2020 10:15 PM


  • Air purification
  • Decision-making
  • Fires
  • Food provisioning
  • Sociocultural valuation

Document Id

  • d6157be1-6a4a-456e-bd91-8be6f5b3437c