286 pages, 80 Illus
Analyses general principles of landscape multifunctionality, develops methods to assess the sustainability of agricultural and forestry land management and identifies strategies of sustainable land management.
From the Contents: I. Multifunctional Landscapes and Sustainable Development.- The Concept of Multifunctionality in Sustainable Land Development.- Sustainable Development of European Landscapes as a Multidimensional Environmental and Societal Issue.- Multifunctionality of Landscapes and Ecosystem Services with respect to Rural Development.- Some Aspects of Multifunctional Landscape Character in the Interdisciplinary Environmental Study.- Indicators of Agricultural Sustainability.- The unconscious Driving Forces of Landscape Perception and Formation.- II. Landscape Characterisation and Assessment.- Integration of Spatio-Temporal Landscape Analysis in Model Approaches.- A European Landscape Stratification.- Pressure, State and Response Indicators in Landscape Assessment.- Integrated Land-Use Zonation System in Hungary as a Territorial Base for Agrienvironmental Programmes.- The Structure of Landscapes in Poland.- Analyzing Spatial Habitat Distribution.- III. Sustainable Land Management and Development.- Landscape Functions in relation to Agricultural Management in Norway.- A Review of Sustainable Landscape Management in the UK.- Land Management in Poland in a Period of Transformation.- Studies on Agricultural Landscape Management in the Western Poland Plain.- Managing Interactions between Agriculture, Nature and Economy.- Sustainable Management of the Fluxes of Wood and Timber Fluxes in the Region Ostprignitz-Ruppin, Germany.- IV. Resume.
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