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Landscape Indicators: Assessing and Monitoring Landscape Quality

Edited By: Claudia Cassatella and Attilia Peano

235 pages, 25 b/w & 20 col illus


Hardback | Feb 2011 | #190044 | ISBN-13: 9789400703650
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This volume deals with the definition and use of specific indicators for landscape assessment and monitoring. To tackle the diverse dimensions of the landscape, the subject is approached by a multidisciplinary team of experts in landscape ecology, landscape history, landscape perception, regional planning, strategic environmental assessment and environmental impact assessment procedures, and multi-criteria assessment methods. Individual chapters include comparative assessments of studies conducted thus far in the EU, as well as detailed analyses of ecological, historical, perceptive, land-use, and economic ways of looking at landscape.


Foreword.- 1. Landscape Assessment and Monitoring.- 2. Indicators Assessment Systems.- 3. Indicators Used for Landscape.- 4. Landscape Assessment: the Ecological Profile.- 5. Indicators for the Assessment of Historic Landscape Features.- 6. Measuring Visual and Social Perceptions.- 7. Land Use Indicators for Landscape Assessment.- 8. Assessing the Economic Aspects of Landscape.- 9. Proposal for a Set of Indicators.- List of abbreviations.- Index.

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