Quantitative Techniques in Landscape Planning

Quantitative Techniques in Landscape Planning

In landscape planning studies , classification techniques are mainly used for defining homogeneous units . These units are characterized by the fact that the inventoried elements within each unit behave in a similar way .

Author: Eugenio Martinez-Falero

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1566701570

Category: Nature

Page: 286

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Quantitative Techniques in Landscape Planning covers all aspects of landscape planning, from the initial stages of the study to the final stage of processing data and obtaining a classification of the study area. It describes the process of conducting an inventory and the methods for integrating information from the inventory into the analysis. It also discusses the application of optimization techniques for assigning significance to points in the study area according to planning objectives. Consisting of four comprehensive sections, Quantitative Techniques in Landscape Planning includes discussions on the choice of variables relevant to a particular study, and the processes, risks, methodologies, and statistical techniques of performing a landscape planning study. Systems and classifications for planning purposes, developed in the United States and abroad, are discussed and analyzed.
Categories: Nature

Quantitative Techniques in Participatory Forest Management

Quantitative Techniques in Participatory Forest Management

Landscape inventory. In: Quantitative Techniques in Landscape Planning, eds. E. Martinez-Falero and S. Gonzalez-Alonso. New York: Lewis, pp. 47—85. Ahas, R., A. Aasa, S. Silm, and J. Roosaare. 2005. Seasonal indicators and seasons of ...

Author: Eugenio Martinez-Falero

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781000218787

Category: Nature

Page: 627

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Forest management has evolved from a mercantilist view to a multi-functional one that integrates economic, social, and ecological aspects. However, the issue of sustainability is not yet resolved. Quantitative Techniques in Participatory Forest Management brings together global research in three areas of application: inventory of the forest variables that determine the main environmental indices, description and design of new environmental indices, and the application of sustainability indices for regional implementations. All these quantitative techniques create the basis for the development of scientific methodologies of participatory sustainable forest management.
Categories: Nature

Designing Green Landscapes

Designing Green Landscapes

Integrating. Multiple. Services. in. the. Numerical. Analysis. of. Landscape. Design. Timo Pukkala. 1. Introduction. Planning of the design of forested landscapes employs both qualitative and quantitative methods, and subjective and ...

Author: Klaus Gadow

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781402067594

Category: Science

Page: 290

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While the natural resources of the earth continue to diminish, “Green Landscapes” arebeingcalleduponto produceanincreasingrangeofgoodsandservices.A Green Landscape is a rural expanse of scenery that may comprise a variety of visible f- tures. This book focuses on forested landscapes, although much of the theory and most of the practical applications are valid for any area of land. In many regions of the world, people depend on forests for their livelihood and well-being. Forests provide multiple services, – bene ts generated for society by the existence of c- tain forest ecosystems and their attributes. The value of these bene ts is often only recognised when they are lost after removal of the trees, resulting in ooding, loss of income and declining species diversity. Forests provide multiple services. However, the amount and quality, and the p- ticular mix of these services depend on the condition of the resource. Landscape design is a proven way to ensure that certain desired bene ts will be available in space and time. It provides the foundation and an essential starting point for s- tainable management. This volume, which forms part of Springer’s book series Managing Forest Ecosystems,presentsstate-of-the-artresearchresults,visionsandtheories,aswell as speci c methodsfor designing Green Landscapes, as a basis for sustainable ecos- tem management. The book contains a wealth of information which may be useful to companymanagement,the legal and policy environmentand forestry administ- tors. The volume is subdivided into four sections.
Categories: Science

Ecological Landscape Design and Planning

Ecological Landscape Design and Planning

Methods for analyzing temporal changes in landscape pattern. In: M.G. Turner and R.H. Gardner (eds), Quantitative Methods in Landscape Ecology.SpringerVerlag, New York, pp. 173–198. Dunn, M.C., 1974. Landscape Evaluation Techniques: An ...

Author: Jala Makhzoumi

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781135809225

Category: Architecture

Page: 348

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Based on both research and practical experience,Ecological Landscape Design and Planning offers a holistic methodological approach to landscape design and planning. It focuses on the scarcity of natural resources in the Mediterranean and the need to aim for long-term ecological stability and environmental sustainability. The principles of this approach, therefore, can be used as a theoretical foundation for holistic landscape research, creative ecological design and better sustainable practice development.
Categories: Architecture

Mapping Wilderness

Mapping Wilderness

Concepts, Techniques and Applications Stephen J. Carver, Steffen Fritz. Fisher, P. (1993). ... Extending the applicability of viewsheds in landscape planning. ... Quantitative techniques in landscape planning. New York: Lewis Publishers ...

Author: Stephen J. Carver

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9789401773997

Category: Science

Page: 204

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This volume gives a comprehensive overview of wilderness mapping, and in doing so covers the conceptual and philosophical foundations, techniques and methodological approaches, and applications at a variety of spatial scales. The Editors have brought together a range of contributors who are both experts in their field and cutting-edge thinkers in the wilderness and spatial mapping domain. Spatial information technology and mapping science is a rapidly expanding and a developing field and so it is expected to be able to add to this volume in the future. This book provides a record of the "state of the art" and will enable the reader to follow this lead and map his/her own wilderness.
Categories: Science

Ecological Planning

Ecological Planning

Method with Other Planning Initiatives in the Great Lakes Basin,” 160. 79. ... Ecology in Theory and Practice; Farina, Principles and Methods in Landscape Ecology; and Turner and Gardner, Quantitative Methods in Landscape Ecology).

Author: Forster Ndubisi

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801877759

Category: Architecture

Page: 304

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For this reason he offers guidance as to when it may be appropriate for landscape architects and planners to emphasize one approach rather than another.
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Computational Methods for Agricultural Research Advances and Applications

Computational Methods for Agricultural Research  Advances and Applications

Quantitative techniques in landscape planning. London: Boca Raton, Fla. Millington, J. D. A., Perry, G. L. W., & RomeroCalcerrada, R. (2007). Regression techniques for examining land use/cover change: A case study of a mediterranean ...

Author: do Prado, H‚rcules Antonio

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781616928735

Category: Science

Page: 524

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"This book brings computing solutions to ancient practices and modern concerns, sowing the seeds for a sustainable, constant food supply, utilizing cutting-edge computational techniques"--Provided by publisher.
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Methods for Integrated Modeling of Landscape Change

Methods for Integrated Modeling of Landscape Change

Chapter 4 : The SafeD Forest Landscape Planning Model Pete Bettinger , David Graetz , Alan Ager , and John Sessions Abstract We describe quantitative methods in landscape planning and the application of simulation and optimization to ...

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ISBN: MINN:31951D02977013Y

Category: Forest landscape management

Page: 228

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The Interior Northwest Landscape Analysis System (INLAS) links a number of resource, disturbance, and landscape simulations models to examine the interactions of vegetative succession, management, and disturbance with policy goals. The effects of natural disturbance like wildfire, herbivory, forest insects and diseases, as well as specific management actions are included. The outputs from simulations illustrate potential changes in aquatic conditions and terrestrial habitat, potential for wood utilization, and socioeconomic opportunities. The 14 chapters of this document outline the current state of knowledge in each of the areas covered by the INLAS project and describe the objectives and organization of the project. The project explores ways to integrate the effects of natural disturbances and management into planning and policy analyses; illustrate potential conflicts among current policies, natural distrubances, and management activities; and explore the policy, economics, and ecological constraints associated with the application of effective fuel treatments on midscale landscapes in the interior Northwest.
Categories: Forest landscape management

Overhead Power Lines

Overhead Power Lines

Planning, Design, Construction Friedrich Kiessling, Peter Nefzger, Ulf Kaintzyk, Joao Felix Nolasco. 15.2.4.2 Conceptual approaches A ... Both approaches can be assessed through the use of either qualitative or quantitative techniques .

Author: Friedrich Kiessling

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540002979

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 798

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The only book containing a complete treatment on the construction of electric power lines. Reflecting the changing economic and technical environment of the industry, this publication introduces beginners to the full range of relevant topics of line design and implementation.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Landscape Planning and Rural Development

Landscape Planning and Rural Development

cultural landscapes, and related to the field of landscape planning. Such methods derive from Landscape Character Assessment, but also include indicator-based evaluation. The present section illustrates the methodological steps, ...

Author: Carlo Rega

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319057590

Category: Political Science

Page: 147

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This book aims to contribute to the current debate on how to integrate rural development policies and landscape planning in rural areas. It highlights the key issues at stake and the possibilities for synergies between landscape planning and policies in light of European development policies, particularly the EU’s Rural Development Policy and the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP). Case studies from different rural contexts and landscapes are provided, illustrating tools and options to make the advocated integration operational. Recommendations and guidance to policy making are proposed. The case studies presented cover 1) the use of visual assessment techniques to support landscape planning in rural areas; 2) participative applications of landscape assessment techniques in peri-urban areas; 3) multi-scale approaches to landscape management in Alpine areas and 4) the application of landscape economic evaluation to foster rural development strategies.
Categories: Political Science