Ecosystem Service Potentials and Their Indicators in Postglacial Landscapes

Ecosystem Service Potentials and Their Indicators in Postglacial Landscapes
Author: Ewa Roo-Zielinska,Andrzej Affek,Anna Kowalska,Bozenna Grabinska,Boguslawa Kruczkowska,Jacek Wolski,Jerzy Solon,Marek Degórski
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 392
Release: 2019-11
ISBN 10: 0128161345
ISBN 13: 9780128161340
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ecosystem Service Potentials and Their Indicators in Postglacial Landscapes Book Review:

Ecosystem Service Potentials and Their Indicators in Postglacial Landscapes: Assessment and Mapping provides valuable guidance for anyone involved with ecosystem service potential monitoring, use and management--from landscape ecologists and environmental managers, to policymakers and environmental economists. The book highlights effective measurement tools for evaluating the overall potential of ecosystem services from multiple perspectives. Beginning with an introduction to ecosystem services and the theoretical assumptions and objectives associated with their assessment, the book goes on to outline interdisciplinary methods of evaluation and analysis that are fully supported and illustrated throughout using an insightful case study focused on Wigry National Park. A range of different spatial reference units are also discussed, followed by chapters on both analytical and synthetic approaches to identifying service supply potential. In addition, the use of services and the impact of these uses on the assessment of potential is included, along with a discussion of the future shape of ecosystem service assessment. Outlines a transdisciplinary, holistic approach to assessing the overall potential of ecosystems and landscapes to support different ecosystem services Proposes a range of direct, indirect, simple and complex measurement indicators for multifaceted estimation and mapping Presents tools and guidelines to help shape effective decision-making processes in nature conservation and environmental planning

Ecosystem Service Potentials and Their Indicators in Postglacial Landscapes

Ecosystem Service Potentials and Their Indicators in Postglacial Landscapes
Author: Andrzej Affek,Marek Degórski,Jacek Wolski,Jerzy Solon,Anna Kowalska,Ewa Roo-Zielinska,Bozenna Grabinska,Boguslawa Kruczkowska
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 392
Release: 2019-10-30
ISBN 10: 0128161353
ISBN 13: 9780128161357
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ecosystem Service Potentials and Their Indicators in Postglacial Landscapes Book Review:

Ecosystem Service Potentials and Their Indicators in Postglacial Landscapes: Assessment and Mapping provides valuable guidance for anyone involved with ecosystem service potential monitoring, use and management—from landscape ecologists and environmental managers, to policymakers and environmental economists. The book highlights effective measurement tools for evaluating the overall potential of ecosystem services from multiple perspectives. Beginning with an introduction to ecosystem services and the theoretical assumptions and objectives associated with their assessment, the book goes on to outline interdisciplinary methods of evaluation and analysis that are fully supported and illustrated throughout using an insightful case study focused on Wigry National Park. A range of different spatial reference units are also discussed, followed by chapters on both analytical and synthetic approaches to identifying service supply potential. In addition, the use of services and the impact of these uses on the assessment of potential is included, along with a discussion of the future shape of ecosystem service assessment. Outlines a transdisciplinary, holistic approach to assessing the overall potential of ecosystems and landscapes to support different ecosystem services Proposes a range of direct, indirect, simple and complex measurement indicators for multifaceted estimation and mapping Presents tools and guidelines to help shape effective decision-making processes in nature conservation and environmental planning

Mapping Ecosystem Services

Mapping Ecosystem Services
Author: Benjamin Burkhard,Joachim Maes
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 378
Release: 2017-04-19
ISBN 10: 9789546428523
ISBN 13: 9546428523
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mapping Ecosystem Services Book Review:

"The new book Mapping Ecosystem Services provides a comprehensive collection of theories, methods and practical applications of ecosystem services (ES) mapping, for the first time bringing together valuable knowledge and techniques from leading international experts in the field." (www.eurekalert.org).

Landscape Ecology in Theory and Practice

Landscape Ecology in Theory and Practice
Author: Monica G. Turner,Robert H. Gardner,Robert V. O'Neill
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 406
Release: 2007-05-08
ISBN 10: 0387216944
ISBN 13: 9780387216942
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Landscape Ecology in Theory and Practice Book Review:

An ideal text for students taking a course in landscape ecology. The book has been written by very well-known practitioners and pioneers in the new field of ecological analysis. Landscape ecology has emerged during the past two decades as a new and exciting level of ecological study. Environmental problems such as global climate change, land use change, habitat fragmentation and loss of biodiversity have required ecologists to expand their traditional spatial and temporal scales and the widespread availability of remote imagery, geographic information systems, and desk top computing has permitted the development of spatially explicit analyses. In this new text book this new field of landscape ecology is given the first fully integrated treatment suitable for the student. Throughout, the theoretical developments, modeling approaches and results, and empirical data are merged together, so as not to introduce barriers to the synthesis of the various approaches that constitute an effective ecological synthesis. The book also emphasizes selected topic areas in which landscape ecology has made the most contributions to our understanding of ecological processes, as well as identifying areas where its contributions have been limited. Each chapter features questions for discussion as well as recommended reading.

Mountain Biodiversity

Mountain Biodiversity
Author: Ch. Korner,E.M. Spehn
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 350
Release: 2019-09-18
ISBN 10: 1000699013
ISBN 13: 9781000699012
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mountain Biodiversity Book Review:

Originally published in 2002, Mountain Biodiversity deals with the biological richness, function and change of mountain environments. The book was birthed from the first global conference on mountain biodiversity and was a contribution to the International Year of Mountains in 2002. The book examines biological diversity as essential for the integrity of mountain ecosystems and argues that this dependency is likely to increase as environmental climates and social conditions change. This book seeks to examine the biological riches of all major mountain ranges, from around the world and using existing knowledge on mountain biodiversity, examines a broad range of research in diversity, including that of plants, animals, human and bacterial diversity. The book also examines climate change and mountain biodiversity as well as land use and conservation.

Natural Climate Variability on Decade to Century Time Scales

Natural Climate Variability on Decade to Century Time Scales
Author: National Research Council,Division on Earth and Life Studies,Commission on Geosciences, Environment and Resources,Climate Research Committee
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 644
Release: 1996-08-30
ISBN 10: 0309054494
ISBN 13: 9780309054492
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Natural Climate Variability on Decade to Century Time Scales Book Review:

This volume reflects the current state of scientific knowledge about natural climate variability on decade-to-century time scales. It covers a wide range of relevant subjects, including the characteristics of the atmosphere and ocean environments as well as the methods used to describe and analyze them, such as proxy data and numerical models. They clearly demonstrate the range, persistence, and magnitude of climate variability as represented by many different indicators. Not only do natural climate variations have important socioeconomic effects, but they must be better understood before possible anthropogenic effects (from greenhouse gas emissions, for instance) can be evaluated. A topical essay introduces each of the disciplines represented, providing the nonscientist with a perspective on the field and linking the papers to the larger issues in climate research. In its conclusions section, the book evaluates progress in the different areas and makes recommendations for the direction and conduct of future climate research. This book, while consisting of technical papers, is also accessible to the interested layperson.

Cultural Landscapes and Land Use

Cultural Landscapes and Land Use
Author: Martin Dieterich,Jan van der Straaten
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 222
Release: 2004-06-02
ISBN 10: 1402021046
ISBN 13: 9781402021046
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cultural Landscapes and Land Use Book Review:

Cultural landscapes are created by people, and used by people, but still decidedly rich in biodiversity, and in harmony with nature. The landscapes of fairy tales, without dragons. Socio-economic complexity on top of biological diversity is the challenge nature conservation faces in the context of cultural landscape. This book is an attempt to approach this complexity and provide a theoretical background as well as guidelines and examples for hands-on solutions. It draws on inputs from scientists, administrators, independent consultants and politicians from Europe and the United States. With a particular emphasis on agriculture it attempts to merge disciplines such as philosophy, law, planning, economics and conservation biology toward a common goal: nature conservation and the preservation of biological diversity in landscapes under the pressure of human usage.

Ecosystem Services

Ecosystem Services
Author: Sander Jacobs,Nicolas Dendoncker,Hans Keune
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 456
Release: 2013-10-11
ISBN 10: 0124199801
ISBN 13: 9780124199804
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ecosystem Services Book Review:

Ecosystem Services: Global Issues, Local Practices covers scientific input, socioeconomic considerations, and governance issues on ecosystem services. This book provides hands-on transdisciplinary reflections by administrators and sector representatives involved in the ecosystem service community. Ecosystem Services develops shared approaches and scientific methods to achieve knowledge-based sustainable planning and management of ecosystem services. Professionals engaged in ecosystem service implementation have two options: de-emphasize the ecological and socioeconomic complexity and advance in the theoretical, abstract field, or try to develop research that is policy relevant and inclusive in an uncertain environment. This book provides a wide overview of issues at stake, of interest for any professional wishing to develop a broader view on ecosystem service science and practice. Examines a broad scope of relevant issues to create common understanding in the ecosystem services community Includes contributions from several backgrounds, providing a broad, multidisciplinary view Offers recommendations to develop a thorough understanding and management of ecosystem services based on tools and research in larger territories as well as on local scales

Principles and practice of forest landscape restoration case studies from the drylands of Latin America

Principles and practice of forest landscape restoration   case studies from the drylands of Latin America
Author: Adrian C. Newton,Natalia Tejedor
Publsiher: IUCN
Total Pages: 383
Release: 2011
ISBN 10: 2831713404
ISBN 13: 9782831713403
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Wetland Soils

Wetland Soils
Author: Michael J. Vepraskas,J.L. Richardson,M.J. Vepraskas,Christopher B. Craft
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2000-09-15
ISBN 10: 1420026232
ISBN 13: 9781420026238
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wetland Soils Book Review:

Covering wetlands soils from Florida to Alaska, Wetland Soils: Genesis, Hydrology, Landscapes, and Classification provides information on all types of hydric soils. With contributions from soil scientists who have extensive field experience, the book focuses on the soil morphology of the wet soils that cover most wetlands from the subtropics northw

Snails

Snails
Author: Paul Davies
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2008-09-15
ISBN 10: 1782975942
ISBN 13: 9781782975946
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Snails Book Review:

The remains of snails in ancient soils and sediments are one of the most important biological indicators of past landscapes, and have attracted study for well over a century. In spite of this, the only English-language textbook was published in 1972 and is long since out of print. Snails provides a comprehensive, up to date reference text on the use of snails as indicators of past environments in Quaternary landscape studies and archaeology. It considers the use of terrestrial and freshwater sub-fossil snail remains as indicators of Late Quaternary (c. last 15,000 years) environmental change and as indicators of past environments and human impacts on the landscape. The volume also demonstrates how an understanding of modern snail ecology can be used to enhance our interpretation of landscape archaeology, and provides a detailed contextual approach to the main types of deposits in which snail remains are found. Davies also puts forward an agenda for future research on the use of snails in archaeological and environmental reconstruction.

Landscape Modelling and Decision Support

Landscape Modelling and Decision Support
Author: Wilfried Mirschel,Vitaly V. Terleev,Karl-Otto Wenkel
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 593
Release: 2020-03-02
ISBN 10: 3030374211
ISBN 13: 9783030374211
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Landscape Modelling and Decision Support Book Review:

This book contributes to a deeper understanding of landscape and regional modelling in general, and its broad range of facets with respect to various landscape parameters. It presents model approaches for a number of ecological and socio-economic landscape indicators, and also describes spatial decision support systems (DSS), frameworks, and model-based tools, which are prerequisites for deriving sustainable decision and solution strategies for the protection of comprehensively functioning landscapes. While it mainly focuses on the latest research findings in regional modelling and DSS in Europe, it also highlights the work of scientists from Russia. The book is intended for landscape modellers, scientists from various fields of landscape research, university teaching staff, and experts in landscape planning and management, landscape conservation and landscape policy.

Coastal and Marine Environments

Coastal and Marine Environments
Author: Yeqiao Wang
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 365
Release: 2020-05-19
ISBN 10: 0429804717
ISBN 13: 9780429804717
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Coastal and Marine Environments Book Review:

Authored by world-class scientists and scholars, The Handbook of Natural Resources, Second Edition, is an excellent reference for understanding the consequences of changing natural resources to the degradation of ecological integrity and the sustainability of life. Based on the content of the bestselling and CHOICE-awarded Encyclopedia of Natural Resources, this new edition demonstrates the major challenges that the society is facing for the sustainability of all well-being on the planet Earth. The experience, evidence, methods, and models used in studying natural resources are presented in six stand-alone volumes, arranged along the main systems of land, water, and air. It reviews state-of-the-art knowledge, highlights advances made in different areas, and provides guidance for the appropriate use of remote sensing and geospatial data with field-based measurements in the study of natural resources. Volume 5, Coastal and Marine Environments, discusses marine and coastal ecosystems, their biodiversity, conservation, and integrated marine management plans. It provides fundamental information on coastal and estuarine systems and includes discussions on coastal erosion and shoreline change, natural disasters, evaporation and energy balance, fisheries and marine resource management, and more. New in this edition are discussions on sea level rise, renewable energy, coral reef restoration, fishery resource economics, and coastal remote sensing. This volume demonstrates the key processes, methods, and models used through many case studies from around the world. Written in an easy-to-reference manner, The Handbook of Natural Resources, Second Edition, as individual volumes or as a complete set, is an essential reading for anyone looking for a deeper understanding of the science and management of natural resources. Public and private libraries, educational and research institutions, scientists, scholars, and resource managers will benefit enormously from this set. Individual volumes and chapters can also be used in a wide variety of both graduate and undergraduate courses in environmental science and natural science at different levels and disciplines, such as biology, geography, earth system science, and ecology.

Chequamegon Nicolet National Forests N F Proposed Land and Resource Management Plan 2003

Chequamegon Nicolet National Forests  N F    Proposed Land and Resource Management Plan 2003
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2003
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: NWU:35556034584615
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chequamegon Nicolet National Forests N F Proposed Land and Resource Management Plan 2003 Book Review:

Climate Change Biology

Climate Change Biology
Author: Lee Hannah
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 470
Release: 2014-11-17
ISBN 10: 012799923X
ISBN 13: 9780127999234
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Climate Change Biology Book Review:

Climate Change Biology, 2e examines the evolving discipline of human-induced climate change and the resulting shifts in the distributions of species and the timing of biological events. The text focuses on understanding the impacts of human-induced climate change by drawing on multiple lines of evidence, including paleoecology, modeling, and current observation. This revised and updated second edition emphasizes impacts of human adaptation to climate change on nature and greater emphasis on natural processes and cycles and specific elements. With four new chapters, an increased emphasis on tools for critical thinking, and a new glossary and acronym appendix, Climate Change Biology, 2e is the ideal overview of this field. Expanded treatment of processes and cycles Additional exercises and elements to encourage independent and critical thinking Increased on-line supplements including mapping activities and suggested labs and classroom activities.

River Science

River Science
Author: David J. Gilvear,Malcolm T. Greenwood,Martin C. Thoms,Paul J. Wood
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2016-03-02
ISBN 10: 111864350X
ISBN 13: 9781118643501
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

River Science Book Review:

River Science is a rapidly developing interdisciplinary field at the interface of the natural sciences, engineering and socio-political sciences. It recognises that the sustainable management of contemporary rivers will increasingly require new ways of characterising them to enable engagement with the diverse range of stakeholders. This volume represents the outcome of research by many of the authors and their colleagues over the last 40 years and demonstrates the integral role that River Science now plays in underpinning our understanding of the functioning of natural ecosystems, and how societal demands and historic changes have affected these systems. The book will inform academics, policy makers and society in general of the benefits of healthy functioning riverine systems, and will increase awareness of the wide range of ecosystem goods and services they provide.

The High Mountain Cryosphere

The High Mountain Cryosphere
Author: Christian Huggel,Mark Carey,John J. Clague,Andreas Kääb
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 376
Release: 2015-08-07
ISBN 10: 1107065844
ISBN 13: 9781107065840
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The High Mountain Cryosphere Book Review:

Provides a definitive overview of the global drivers of high-mountain cryosphere change and their implications for people across high-mountain regions.

Ecosystems of British Columbia

Ecosystems of British Columbia
Author: British Columbia. Ministry of Forests
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 330
Release: 1991
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: CORNELL:31924084745995
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ecosystems of British Columbia Book Review:

Descriptions, maps, illustrations and tables of British Columbia's biogeoclimatic zones, as well as an overview of how the biogeoclimatic zone system was developed.

Drivers of Environmental Change in Uplands

Drivers of Environmental Change in Uplands
Author: Aletta Bonn,Tim Allott,Klaus Hubacek,Jon Stewart
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 544
Release: 2009-01-13
ISBN 10: 1134061641
ISBN 13: 9781134061648
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Drivers of Environmental Change in Uplands Book Review:

The uplands are a crucial source of ecosystem services, such as water provision, carbon retention, maintenance of biodiversity, provision of recreation value and cultural heritage. This puts them in the focus of both environmental and social scientists as well as practitioners and land managers.. This volume brings together a wealth of knowledge of the British uplands from diverse but interrelated fields of study, clearly demonstrating their importance in 21st Century Britain, and indicating how we may through interdisciplinary approaches meet the challenges provided by past and future drivers of environmental change. The upland environments are subject to change. They face imminent threats as well as opportunities from pressures such as climate change, changes in land management and related changes in fire risk, increases in erosion and water colour, degradation of habitats, altered wildlife and recreational value, as well as significant changes in the economy of these marginal areas. This book presents up-to-date scientific background information, addresses policy related issues and lays out pressing land management questions. A number of world-class experts provide a review of cutting-edge natural and social science and an assessment of past, current and potential future management strategies, policies and other drivers of change. After appraisal of key concepts and principles, chapters provide specific examples and applications by focussing on UK upland areas and specifically the Peak District National Park as a key example for other highly valuable upland regions.

A Changing World

A Changing World
Author: Felix Kienast,Otto Wildi,Sucharita Ghosh
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2007-03-16
ISBN 10: 1402044364
ISBN 13: 9781402044366
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Changing World Book Review:

Modern landscape research uses a panoply of techniques to further our understanding of our changing world, including mathematics, statistics and advanced simulation techniques to combine empirical observations with known theories. This book identifies emerging fields and new challenges that are discussed within the framework of the ‘driving forces’ of Landscape Development. the book addresses all of the ‘hot topics’ in this important area of study and emphasizes major contemporary trends in these fields.