Local values due to geothermal development progress: an ecosystem services mapping approach

J.M. Semedi*, Triarko Nurlambang, Raldi H. Koestoer, F.D. van der Meer

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The Patuha geothermal area located in the agroforestry region of Patuha Mountain at 50 kilometers southwest of Bandung City on West Java, Indonesia. Geothermal development in The Patuha area will have an impact on the environment and the landscape around it. The impact will also affect the services provided by nature. The services provided by nature have their uniqueness in various places, this is due to the availability of services and the habits or culture of the people. Mapping the ecosystem services of the agroforestry region surrounding The Patuha geothermal area can provide an overview of what ecosystem services can be affected by geothermal development. In this paper, we mapped the wood provision ecosystem services by using biomass estimation approach, and field interviews to understand the people behavior in utilizing forest wood and timber. The existence of geothermal infrastructures such as road access and high voltage power line footprint was found to have a contribution in affecting how the people are benefiting the ecosystem services. The results show that the proposed approach can be used to identify the impacts of geothermal development on the ecosystem services in a spatially explicit manner.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 27 Oct 2021
EventWorld Geothermal Congress 2020+1 - Reykjavik, Iceland
Duration: 30 Mar 202127 Oct 2021


ConferenceWorld Geothermal Congress 2020+1
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