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Applies ecological principles and guidelines to understand past and current land use and land management, and more importantly, endeavors to promote more ecologically sound approaches to future land use and management decisions. By incorporating case studies from a wide variety of disciplines and perspectives it explores past and current land use decisions, on both public and private lands, and includes practical approaches and tools for land-use decision-making.
From the contents: Ecological Guidelines for Land Use and Management; Effects of Land-Use Change on Wildlife Habitat: Applying Ecological Principles and Guidelines in the Western United States; Nature Reserves and Land Use: Implications of the "Place" Principle; Ecological principles for land management across mixed ownerships: Private land considerations; On the Road to Ecorecovery and Protection: A Case Study of Endangered Tribal Habitats and Culture in the Eastern Ghats of Southern India; Applications of Historical Ecology to Land Management Decisions in the Northeastern United States; India's Project Tiger: The Interplay between Ecological Knowledge and the Human Dimensions of Policy Making for Protected Habitats; Alternative Futures for Monroe County, Pennsylvania: A Case Study in Applying Ecological Principles. The complete table of contents can be found on the Internet: http://www springer.de
From the reviews: "The main topic of this volume are ecological principles for land use and land management ! . Through the arrangement and selection of the contributions the editors have compiled a coherent book that in a vivid and demonstrative way will make clear the importance of land use and land management for the function of ecological systems to a broad audience, from students of environmental sciences to decision makers and professional land-use planners." (Rainer Waldhardt, Basic and Applied Ecology, Vol. 5 (4), 2004) "This volume applies ecological principles and guidelines to understand past and current land use and land management; and more importantly, endeavours to promote more ecologically sound approaches to future land use and management decisions. ! The intended audience is broad and multidisciplinary, from undergraduate and graduate level courses in environmental studies to professional land use planners." (Ethology, Ecology & Evolution, Vol. 14 (1), 2002)