Designing Green Landscapes

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Designing Green Landscapes Editors: Klaus Gadow, Timo Pukkala Format: Paperback / softback First Published: Published By: Springer
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Pages: 290 Illustrations and other contents: X, 290 p. Language: English ISBN: 9789048177158 Categories: , , , ,

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.

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From the reviews: "The book presents latest research on computational techniques that support the development of management concepts for forested landscapes. ... Designing Green Landscapes is written for researchers and graduate students in forest management with experience in computation. ... Throughout the book, recent scientific achievements are represented on how to solve complex spatial temporal problems related to forestry." (Tobias Mette, Forstarchiv, Vol. 80 (2), 2009)