Tools. for. Landscape-Scale. Geobotany. and. Conservation. This book presents a variety of methodologies, tools (s.l.), and other approaches for ecological analysis and evaluation of sites and landscapes, especially for geobotanical ...
Author: Franco Pedrotti
Publisher: Springer Nature
This book contains the papers presented at the conferences of the International Association Vegetation Science of Pirenopolis (2016) on Applied Mapping for Conservation and Management: from Plant and of Palermo (2017) on Vegetation Patterns in relation to multi-scale levels of ecological complexity: from associations to geoseries. The reports refer to general themes (semiological bases of mapping, dynamic-catenal mapping, nature conservation, plant biodiversity, biogeography, and geosynphytosociology) and their application to vegetation in different parts of the world (Andes of Bolivia, California, Kaga Coast in Japan, Southeastern USA, Morocco, Europe: Carpathians mountains, Swiss Alps, Sicily, Southern Portugal, Spain, and French Atlantic coastal). One of the benefits of the book is that it offers the possibility of comparing the different methodologies used in very different types of vegetation in the world (Boreal, Mediterranean, Tropical, Neotropical, etc.). The book is intended for researchers, Ph.D. students, and university professors.
Habitat thresholds for focal species at multiple scales and forest biodiversity conservation - dead wood as an example . – Ann . Zool . Fenn . 40 : 473 482 . Angelstam , P. et al . 2004a . Habitat modelling as a tool for landscape ...
If open-grown veteran trees really are to become more widespread in the future, then conservation needs to maintain today's pockets of rich fauna in good condition for the next few hundred years at least; landscape-scale conservation of ...
Author: Ian D. Rotherham
In this comprehensive book, the critical components of the European landscape - forest, parkland, and other grazed landscapes with trees are addressed. The book considers the history of grazed treed landscapes, of large grazing herbivores in Europe, and the implications of the past in shaping our environment today and in the future. Debates on the types of anciently grazed landscapes in Europe, and what they tell us about past and present ecology, have been especially topical and controversial recently. This treatment brings the current discussions and the latest research to a much wider audience. The book breaks new ground in broadening the scope of wood-pasture and woodland research to address sites and ecologies that have previously been overlooked but which hold potential keys to understanding landscape dynamics. Eminent contributors, including Oliver Rackham and Frans Vera, present a text which addresses the importance of history in understanding the past landscape, and the relevance of historical ecology and landscape studies in providing a future vision.
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Author: Camilo M. Botero
This book provides an overview of beach management tools, including carrying capacity, beach nourishment, environmental and tourism awards (like Blue Flag or others), bathing water quality, zoning, beach typologies, quality index, user's perception, interdisciplinary beach monitoring, coastal legislation, shore protection, social and economic indicators, ecosystem services, and coastal governance (applied in beach case studies). Beaches are one of the most intensely used coastal ecosystems and are responsible for more than half of all global tourism revenues, and as such the book introduces a wide range of state-of-the-art tools that can be used to deal with a variety of beach challenges. Each chapter features specific types of tools that can be applied to advantage in beach management practices. With examples of local and regional case studies from around the globe, this is a valuable resource for anyone involved in beach management.
Geobotany 8, Dotdrecht, Dr W junk Publ. Frid, H. 2001 . Trends in components ofbiodiversity in a Scottish landeuse history gradient. — Diploma thesis at the Dept of Conservation Biology, Swedish Univ. of Agricultural Science es.
Author: Per Angelstam
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Maintaining forest biodiversity by combining protection, management and restoration of forest and woodland landscapes is a central component of sustainable development. Evidence that there are threshold levels for how much habitat loss may be tolerated for viable populations of specialised species to be maintained. Policy-makers, businesses and managers pose questions about how to balance use of renewable forest resources and conserve biodiversity. Examples are presented on how biodiversity assessments can be made. Proposes how the critical gaps in our knowledge identified throughout the book could be filled through macroecological research and international co-operation.
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Author: Elgene Owen Box
This commemorative volume of invited papers in vegetation science covers a full range of topics, objectives, methods and applications, including conservation and management tasks. These require study at different temporal and spatial scales, often simultaneously. Methodology is important in science, since it responds to particular questions and raises others. It is also closely related to the scale of investigation. Chapters in this book illustrate this interdependence, even in basic tasks such as vegetation sampling and description, measurements and mapping. Individual chapters present globally applicable systems, regional syntheses and local analyses and applications, plus conceptual methodologies, including currently debated hot topics. Vegetation types treated include tropical rainforests, temperate forests, dry steppes and scrub and local turf, sedge and moss communities. There are also chapters on re-vegetation, woodlot management, ecology of an invasive species, and trajectory planning in conservation. This book will be useful to both students and practitioners, for its reviews and examples and as a potential textbook suitable for graduate-level courses and seminars.
In this However, the broad spectrum of conceptual and spirit I have prepared this book, with the aim of methodological approaches has created a non summarizing the best theories, concepts, principles focused science strongly influenced by ...
Author: A. Farina
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Currently considered a bridge between basic and Twopossibilities exist to expand landscape ecol applied ecology, landscape ecology occupies an ogy: one consists of developing new research, and important new niche in ecology,representing a new the other in developing a good educational frame star in the galaxy of the ecological sciences. work. Both are important and not in conflict. In this However, the broad spectrum of conceptual and spirit I have prepared this book, with the aim of methodological approaches has created a non summarizing the best theories, concepts, principles focused science strongly influenced by the more and methods in landscape ecology. It is an attempt dominant disciplines, such as landscape planning to reinforce the ecological research perspective, to and restoration, forest management, landscape consolidate principles and methods, validate proce architecture etc. dures and reconcile different positions, including The uncertain position of landscape ecology the geobotanic, animal and human perspectives. among the ecological disciplines is in contradiction The concept is very simple. I have no ambition with the general recognition that landscape is a spa to present new ideas and theories: I have worked to tial dimension in which important ecological create a tool mainly for classroom use but also processes occur, and landscape is becoming very appealing to a broad range of scientists and practi popular in many ecology-related fields, from plant tioners dealing with landscape ecology and its disease to animal behaviour. problems.
Geobotanical worth. The map of geo-botanical worth represents, together with the maps derived from it (maps of landscape structure, naturalness, and landscape trajectories), a valid tool for evaluating the level of environmental quality ...
Author: Massimo Sargolini
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Today, more than 50% of the world’s population lives in cities and is subject to particular environmental and economic impacts against the backdrop of an evolving planetary crisis. This book explores the intimate relationship between the quality of life of city dwellers and the quality of urban landscapes, including those regenerated through green spaces and environmental networks. Starting from the concept of “landscape” as defined by the European Landscape Convention (i.e. "an area, perceived by people, whose character is the result of the action and interaction of natural and/or human factors"), it expands upon, in particular, the interactions between the different biotic and abiotic components that contribute to the quality of the landscape and the environment. In the first part of the book, the author examines fundamental concepts and discusses a variety of relevant topics, such as the city under transformation, waste spaces, smart communities, regeneration programs, the role of environmental networks, and new instruments for decision making. The second part is devoted to a case study of the Italian Adriatic city that highlights the need for interdisciplinary interaction among researchers in apparently disparate fields, including ecology, forest botany, chemistry, biology, geology, sociology, economics, architecture, and engineering.
Interactions between these organisms, differing in genotypic equipment, in age or in vitality, impinged on by various abiotic environmental parameters, are decisive in the coexistence of plants at community level and have been more ...
The selection and application of a computer mapping and assessment system for the Metropolitan Landscape Planning Model ( METLAND ) ... 187120 CONSERVATION Alpine fir - spruce forests of Sikhote - Alin ( Abies , Picea , geobotany , forest ...