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.