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

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.

Landscape Ecology

Landscape Ecology
Author: Amjad Almusaed
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 140
Release: 2016-07-27
ISBN 10: 9535125133
ISBN 13: 9789535125136
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Landscape Ecology Book Review:

This book has been written to present major and efficient applications in landscape ecology, as well as to propose a solid action for this category of topics. The book aims to illustrate various treatment methods of the land-use models impact on landscape ecology creation. The book is divided into three parts: Part I: Ecological interpretation of land-use act - in this part, ecosystem and land use turn out to be a significant factor in the process of creating an ecological landscape. Part II: Landscape district in applied ecological analysis - this part attempts to illustrate the best possible model of analysis integrated with landscape in practical case studies. Part III: The anthropogenic impacts on landscape creation - this part discusses the human impact on landscape creation.

Biocultural Landscapes

Biocultural Landscapes
Author: Sun-Kee Hong,Jan Bogaert,Qingwen Min
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 218
Release: 2014-07-31
ISBN 10: 940178941X
ISBN 13: 9789401789417
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biocultural Landscapes Book Review:

This book is devoted to the cultural and biological dimensions and values of landscapes, linking the concepts of biodiversity, landscape and culture and presenting an essential approach for landscape analysis, interpretation and sustainable dynamics. Early chapters explore the concepts and values of biocultural landscapes, before addressing the methodology to identify the relationship between biological and cultural diversity. The volume continuous with a series of case studies and with an exploration of the key role of biocultural diversity in contemporary landscape ecology. Readers will learn the importance of landscapes for different fields of natural and human sciences and are confronted to the trans-disciplinary nature of the landscape concept itself. A hierarchical approach to landscapes, in which they are composed of interacting (eco)systems, is shown to be essential in recognizing their emergent properties. In this work, the biocultural values of landscapes are explored through their diversity in geographical scopes, methodological approaches and conceptual assumptions. Authors from Asia, Europe and North-America present diverse research experiences and views on biocultural landscapes, their pattern, conservation and management. Landscape ecologists will find this work particularly appealing, as well as anyone with an interest in sustainable landscape development, nature conservation or cultural heritage management. This volume is the outcome of a symposium on “Biodiversity in Cultural Landscapes”, organized in the framework of the 8th IALE World Congress, held in Beijing in 2011.

Patterns and Processes in Forest Landscapes

Patterns and Processes in Forest Landscapes
Author: Raffaele Lafortezza,Jiquan Chen,Giovanni Sanesi,Thomas R. Crow
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 425
Release: 2008-08-30
ISBN 10: 1402085044
ISBN 13: 9781402085048
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Patterns and Processes in Forest Landscapes Book Review:

Increasing evidence suggests that the composition and spatial configuration – the pattern – of forest landscapes affect many ecological processes, including the movement and persistence of particular species, the susceptibility and spread of disturbances such as fires or pest outbreaks, and the redistribution of matter and nutrients. Understanding these issues is key to the successful management of complex, multifunctional forest landscapes, and landscape ecology, based on a foundation of island bio-geography and meta-population dynamic theories, provides the rationale to deal with this pattern-to-process interaction at different spatial and temporal scales. This carefully edited volume represents a stimulating addition to the international literature on landscape ecology and resource management. It provides key insights into some of the applicable landscape ecological theories that underlie forest management, with a specific focus on how forest management can benefit from landscape ecology, and how landscape ecology can be advanced by tackling challenging problems in forest (landscape) management. It also presents a series of case studies from Europe, Asia, North America, Africa and Australia exploring the issues of disturbance, diversity, management, and scale, and with a specific focus on how human intervention affects forest landscapes and, in turn, how landscapes influence humans and their culture. An important reference for advanced students and researchers in landscape ecology, conservation biology, forest ecology, natural resource management and ecology across multiple scales, the book will also appeal to researchers and practitioners in reserve design, ecological restoration, forest management, landscape planning and landscape architecture.

Mountain Biodiversity

Mountain Biodiversity
Author: Ch. Korner,E.M. Spehn
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 342
Release: 2019-10-15
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.

Ecosystem Services

Ecosystem Services
Author: Gundersen, Hege ,Bryan, Tanya ,Chen, Wenting ,Moy, Frithjof E.
Publsiher: Nordic Council of Ministers
Total Pages: 127
Release: 2021
ISBN 10: 9289347473
ISBN 13: 9789289347471
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ecosystem Services Book Review:

People are dependent on the ocean and coasts and their resources for their survival and well-being. Coastal ecosystems of the Nordic countries, such as kelp forests, blue mussel beds, eelgrass meadows and shallow bays and inlets, provide a number of supporting, provisioning, regulating, and cultural ecosystem services to both the local communities as well as the wider population who benefit from them. The study has focused on examining these coastal values through selected examples, and recommend possible applications and relevance for the management of the Nordic coastal areas and their resources. The project has also identified key gaps in the knowledge and suggests where further work should be emphasized.

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.

Atlas of Ecosystem Services

Atlas of Ecosystem Services
Author: Matthias Schröter,Aletta Bonn,Stefan Klotz,Ralf Seppelt,Cornelia Baessler
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 414
Release: 2019-01-31
ISBN 10: 3319962299
ISBN 13: 9783319962290
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Atlas of Ecosystem Services Book Review:

This book aims to identify, present and discuss key driving forces and pressures on ecosystem services. Ecosystem services are the contributions that ecosystems provide to human well-being. The scope of this atlas is on identifying solutions and lessons to be applied across science, policy and practice. The atlas will address different components of ecosystem services, assess risks and vulnerabilities, and outline governance and management opportunities. The atlas will therefore attract a wide audience, both from policy and practice and from different scientific disciplines. The emphasis will be on ecosystems in Europe, as the available data on service provision is best developed for this region and recognizes the strengths of the contributing authors. Ecosystems of regions outside Europe will be covered where possible.

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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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: 329
Release: 2004
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: NWU:35556035568971
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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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.

Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting Abstracts

Ecological Society of America     Annual Meeting Abstracts
Author: Ecological Society of America. Meeting
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2005
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105122120590
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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State of Mediterranean Forests 2018

State of Mediterranean Forests 2018
Author: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations,United Nations Environment Programme,Mediterranean Action Plan Barcelona Convention,Plan Bleu
Publsiher: Food & Agriculture Org.
Total Pages: 308
Release: 2019-01-08
ISBN 10: 9251310475
ISBN 13: 9789251310472
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

State of Mediterranean Forests 2018 Book Review:

The Mediterranean region has more than 25 million hectares of Mediterranean forests and about 50 million hectares of other Mediterranean wooded lands. They make crucial contributions to rural development, poverty alleviation, food security, as well as, the agricultural, water, tourism, and energy sectors. Changes in climate, societies, and lifestyles to create appropriate financial incentives and tools. in the Mediterranean region could have serious negative consequences for forests, with the potential to lead to the loss or diminution of those contributions and to a wide range of economic, social and environmental problems. In the future, Mediterranean forests will support agriculture and human wellbeing. It is therefore crucial to improve policies, practices, and to promote sustainable management to provide social and economic benefits as well as to increase the resilience of ecosystems and societies. This new edition of the State of Mediterranean Forests aims to demonstrate the importance of Mediterranean forests to implementing solutions to tackle global issues such as climate change and population increase. Part 1: The Mediterranean landscape: importance and threats. Despite the important natural capital provided by Mediterranean forests, they are under threats from climate change and population increase and other subsidiary drivers of forest degradation. Part 2: Mediterranean forest-based solutions. Forests and landscape restoration, adaptation of forests and adaptation using forests, climate change mitigation, and conserving biodiversity are additional and complementary approaches to address the drivers of forest degradation to the benefit of populations and the environment. Part 3: Creating an enabling environment to scale up solutions. To scale up and replicate forest-based solutions, there is a need to change the way we see the role of forests in the economy, to put in place relevant policies, more widespread participatory approaches, to recognize the economic value of the goods and services provided by forests and, ultimately, to create appropriate financial incentives and tools.

Complexity in Landscape Ecology

Complexity in Landscape Ecology
Author: David G. Green,Nicholas Klomp,Glyn Rimmington,Suzanne Sadedin
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2006-02-17
ISBN 10: 1402042876
ISBN 13: 9781402042874
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Complexity in Landscape Ecology Book Review:

Interactions matter. To understand the distributions of plants and animals in a landscape you need to understand how they interact with each other, and with their environment. The resulting networks of interactions make ecosystems highly complex. Recent research on complexity and artificial life provides many new insights about patterns and processes in landscapes and ecosystems. This book provides the first overview of that work for general readers. It covers such topics as connectivity, criticality, feedback, and networks, as well as their impact on the stability and predictability of ecosystem dynamics. With over 60 years of research experience of both ecology and complexity, the authors are uniquely qualified to provide a new perspective on traditional ecology. They argue that understanding ecological complexity is crucial in today’s globalized and interconnected world. Successful management of the world's ecosystems needs to combine models of ecosystem complexity with biodiversity, environmental, geographic and socioeconomic information.

Cultural Severance and the Environment

Cultural Severance and the Environment
Author: Ian D. Rotherham
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 447
Release: 2013-05-09
ISBN 10: 9400761597
ISBN 13: 9789400761599
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cultural Severance and the Environment Book Review:

This major book explores commons, lands and rights of usage in common, traditional and customary practices, and the cultural nature of ‘landscapes’. Importantly, it addresses now critical matters of ‘cultural severance’ and largely unrecognized impacts on biodiversity and human societies, and implications for conservation, sustainability, and local economies. The book takes major case studies and perspectives from around the world, to address contemporary issues and challenges from historical and ecological perspectives. The book developed from major international conferences and collaborations over around fifteen years, culminating ‘The End of Tradition?’ in Sheffield, UK, 2010. The chapters are from individuals who are both academic researchers and practitioners. These ideas are now influencing bodies like the EU, UNESCO, and FAO, with recognition by major organisations and stakeholders, of the critical state of the environment consequent on cultural severance.

Issues and Perspectives in Landscape Ecology

Issues and Perspectives in Landscape Ecology
Author: John A. Wiens,Michael R. Moss,Lenore Fahrig,Bruce Milne
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 390
Release: 2005-04-14
ISBN 10: 9780521537544
ISBN 13: 0521537541
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Issues and Perspectives in Landscape Ecology Book Review:

A series of essays which address a wide array of past, current, and future issues in landscape ecology.

Learning Landscape Ecology

Learning Landscape Ecology
Author: Sarah E. Gergel,Monica G. Turner
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 316
Release: 2006-04-18
ISBN 10: 0387216138
ISBN 13: 9780387216133
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Learning Landscape Ecology Book Review:

Filled with numerous exercises this practical guide provides a real hands-on approach to learning the essential concepts and techniques of landscape ecology. The knowledge gained enables students to usefully address landscape- level ecological and management issues. A variety of approaches are presented, including: group discussion, thought problems, written exercises, and modelling. Each exercise is categorised as to whether it is for individual, small group, or whole class study.

Restoring Natural Capital

Restoring Natural Capital
Author: James Aronson,Suzanne J. Milton,James N. Blignaut
Publsiher: Island Press
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2012-09-26
ISBN 10: 1597267791
ISBN 13: 9781597267793
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Restoring Natural Capital Book Review:

How can environmental degradation be stopped? How can it be reversed? And how can the damage already done be repaired? The authors of this volume argue that a two-pronged approach is needed: reducing demand for ecosystem goods and services and better management of them, coupled with an increase in supply through environmental restoration. Restoring Natural Capital brings together economists and ecologists, theoreticians, practitioners, policy makers, and scientists from the developed and developing worlds to consider the costs and benefits of repairing ecosystem goods and services in natural and socioecological systems. It examines the business and practice of restoring natural capital, and seeks to establish common ground between economists and ecologists with respect to the restoration of degraded ecosystems and landscapes and the still broader task of restoring natural capital. The book focuses on developing strategies that can achieve the best outcomes in the shortest amount of time as it: • considers conceptual and theoretical issues from both an economic and ecological perspective • examines specific strategies to foster the restoration of natural capital and offers a synthesis and a vision of the way forward Nineteen case studies from around the world illustrate challenges and achievements in setting targets, refining approaches to finding and implementing restoration projects, and using restoration of natural capital as an economic opportunity. Throughout, contributors make the case that the restoration of natural capital requires close collaboration among scientists from across disciplines as well as local people, and when successfully executed represents a practical, realistic, and essential tool for achieving lasting sustainable development.