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Land Use Scenarios: Environmental Consequences of Development

Alan W. Shearer, David A. Mouat, Scott D. Bassett, Michael W. Binford, Craig W. Johnson, Justin A. Saarinen, Alan W. Gertler, Julide Koracin
October 31, 2017

Any alteration of the natural processes occurring on a piece of land will have expected as well as unanticipated effects, and those effects have little regard for arbitrary human boundaries. Consequently, it is not enough for land managers to consider only how they might maintain the parcels for...

Revising Green Infrastructure: Concepts Between Nature and Design

Daniel Czechowski, Thomas Hauck, Georg Hausladen
October 27, 2017

Consider this … How do we handle the convergence of landscape architecture, ecological planning, and civil engineering? What are convenient terms and metaphors to communicate the interplay between design and ecology? What are suitable scientific theories and technological means? What...

The African Neogene - Climate, Environments and People: Palaeoecology of Africa 34

Jürgen Runge
October 26, 2017

During the Neogene – covering the last 23 Million years – the evolution of the environmental setting in Africa was subject to considerable changes. Natural shifts, slow and rapid, evidenced by modifications in palaeogeography, geodynamics, climate, and vegetation have caused repeated and strong...

Remote Sensing for Landscape Ecology: New Metric Indicators

Ricardo D. Lopez, Robert C. Frohn
October 06, 2017

This book provides the practical basis for the use of remote sensing to accomplish landscape ecological projects, through the merging of theory and practice, with examples. This is a specialized application and both these topics have evolved rapidly in the past decade. This evolution is not in the...

Ecological Restoration and Management of Longleaf Pine Forests

L. Katherine Kirkman, Steven B. Jack
September 12, 2017

Ecological Restoration and Management of Longleaf Pine Forests is a timely synthesis of the current understanding of the natural dynamics and processes in longleaf pine ecosystems. This book beautifully illustrates how incorporation of basic ecosystem knowledge and an understanding of socioeconomic...

Trophic Ecology

James E. Garvey, Matt Whiles
September 01, 2016

This book is a bridge between ecological paradigms – organismal/community approaches to food web dynamics and ecosystem-level approaches to production. The unification of organismal, community, and ecosystem approaches in ecology is emerging due to the growing availability of new techniques for...

Shared Governance for Sustainable Working Landscapes

Timothy M. Gieseke
August 12, 2016

Sustaining our agricultural landscapes is no longer just a technical, scientific or even political problem, but it has evolved into a socially complex, so-called wicked problem of conflicting social governance and economics. This creates an extreme economic obstacle where the value of ecosystem...

European Landscape Dynamics: CORINE Land Cover Data

Jan Feranec, Tomas Soukup, Gerard Hazeu, Gabriel Jaffrain
July 18, 2016

Four unique pan-European CORINE Land Cover datasets—CLC1990, CLC2000, CLC2006, and CLC2012— and three datasets concerning changes between 1990 and 2012 have presented the first-ever opportunity to observe the European landscape by means of land cover and its change. This book brings together all...

Sustainable Cities: Urban Planning Challenges and Policy

Kimberly Etingoff
July 08, 2016

This title includes a number of Open Access chapters. Two trends come together in the world’s cities to make urban sustainability a critical issue today. First, greater and greater numbers of people are living in urban areas—and are projected to do so for the foreseeable future. Additionally,...

Urban Forests: Ecosystem Services and Management

J. Blum
July 08, 2016

This title includes a number of Open Access chapters. This new research compendium focuses on urban forestry research and management, while also considering the sociological and community aspects. The book looks at the benefits of urban forests with respect to urban sustainability and human...

Urban Horticulture: Ecology, Landscape, and Agriculture

J. Blum
June 15, 2016

This title includes a number of Open Access chapters. Urban horticulture, referring to the study and cultivation of the relationship between plants and the urban environment, is gaining more attention as the world rapidly urbanizes and cities expand. While plants have been grown in urban areas...

Improving Urban Environments: Strategies for Healthier and More Sustainable Cities

Marco Ragazzi
May 12, 2016

This title includes a number of Open Access chapters. Because cities are such complex systems, creating sustainable urban environments is a challenging goal. No single strategy—or even several strategies—will be enough to achieve tomorrow’s healthy and sustainable cities. The challenges resist...

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