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About this book
About this book
Features edited and reviewed papers presented at a symposium which formed part of the Seventh International Congress on Ecology. It also includes additional case studies from North and South America, Germany and Italy.
Contents Main Concepts, Methods and Monitoring: Analysis of the Concept of Landscape Change; Landscape Classification, Scales and Biodiversity in Europe; A Swedish Countryside Survey for Monitoring of Landscape Features, Biodiversity and Cultural Heritage - the LIM Project; Human Attitudes and Industrial Work Activity as Causes of Industrial Impact on Nature - A Methodological Approach to Integrate Ecology into Economic and Social Development; Reference Areas and Dimensions in Landscape Ecology and Application of Evaluation Functions; Sensitivity of Landscapes to Atmospheric Pollution. Consequences of Land Use Changes: Persistence of Landscape Spatial Structure in Conditions of Change in Habitat, Land Use and Actual Vegetation - Vistula Valley Case Study in Central Poland; The Transformation of Landscape Ecological Structure Following the Land Privatisation in Hungary after 1989; Ecological Situation and Land Use Changes in Mongolia; Relationships between Farming Systems and Ecological Patterns Along a Gradient of Bocage Landscapes; Sustainability and the Dartington Estate, Devon (UK) - Conversion of a Famous Experiment in Human Ecology; Multiple-Scale Landscape Ecological Analysis in a Rural Mediterranean Region; A Conceptual Model Relating Ecological Constraints to Livestock Production in Tropical American Seasonal Savannas.