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Multifunctional Landscapes: Theory, Values and History


Series: Advances in Ecological Sciences Volume: 14

Edited By: J Brandt and H Vejre

WIT Press

Hardback | Dec 2002 | #132776 | ISBN: 1853129305
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Focuses on future demands on the landscape concept, values and assessment of multifunctional landscapes, and ecological aspects of multifunctional landscapes in historical perspective.


Chapter 1 A theoretical foundation for the study of multi functional landscapes: Multifunctional landscapes - motives, concepts and perceptions; The importance of multifunctional, self-organising biosphere landscapes for the future of our Total Human Ecosystem - a new paradigm for transdisciplinary landscape ecology; Neo-rurality and multifunctional landscapes; Functions, leibilder, and red lists - expression of an integrative landscape concept. Chapter 2: Ecological aspects of multifunctional landscapes in historical perspective: Ecological aspects of multifunctionality in landscapes in historical perspective; A theoretically reflexive approach to the historical aspects of multifunctionality in landscapes: Opposing views; Historical ecology of Dutch cultural landscapes; Kurgans: Historical and ecological heritage of the Hungarian Plane; Recommendations for future research: Ecological aspects of multifunctional landscapes in historical perspective. Chapter 3: Values and assessment of multifunctional landscapes: Multifunctionality and values in rural and suburban landscapes; Valuing and assessing of multifunctional landscapes: an approach based on the Natural Capital Concept; Measuring changes in agricultural landscapes as a tool for policy makers; Multifunctionality, landscape values and planning; Landscape evaluation: methodological considerations and application within the Portuguese national landscape assessment; Environmental impact assessment for the high-speed railway line in a springs area of particular environmental sensitivity; Recommendations for future research: Values and assessment of multifunctional landscapes.

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