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Results of the NATO/CCMS Pilot Study on the Use of Landscape Sciences for Environmental Assessment, 2001-2006
This book focuses on the relationship between environmental security and landscape assessment.
It is the fruit of ideas incubated over the last five years, under the aegis of the NATO Committee on the Challenges of Modern Society.
The work, carried out by the plot study project on "Use of Landscape Sciences for Environmental Assessment", utilized the growing knowledge about environmental change, stress, and degradation that has increased the visibility of environmental condition as an important determinant of security.
In this volume, environmental security is described from the viewpoint of landscape sciences.
This approach is particularly suitable because landscapes are comprised of the abiotic and biotic ecological structures and processes of an area and their interrelations with the socio-economic component.
Written in an accessible style, this book discusses the concept of environmental security from subjective and objective perspectives using different approaches and tools typical of landscape assessment.
Foreword; W.G. Kepner et al.- Contributions of Landscape Sciences to the Development of Environmental Security; F. Muller et al.- Part I Introduction -- Environmental Security and Landscape Ecology; G. Zurlini.- Landscape Ecology and Environmental Security: Basic Concepts and Regional Applications for the Mediterranean in the 21st Century; H. G. Brauch.- Landscape Management for Environmental Security: some Perspectives of Adaptive Management Approaches; I. Petrosillo et al.- The Policy Framework GMES as a Guideline for the Integration of Environmental Security Research and Landscape Sciences; T. Blaschke et al.- Part II Introduction -- Landscape Science Methodologies to Assess Environmental Security; B.L. Li, W.G. Kepner.- Investigating Landscape Patterns in Protected Areas Using Satellite Images; S. Nedkov et al.- Quantifying and Qualifying Urban Green by Integrating Remote Sensing, GIS and Social Science Methods; S. Lang et al.- Allometric Scaling as an Indicator of Ecosystem State: a New Approach; B.L. Li et al.- Part III Introduction -- Landscape Indicators and Landscape Change Detection: Introduction; T. Blaschke, S. Victorov.- Deriving the Spatial Traits of Organized Land Structures; A. Tiknius et al.- Landscape Monitoring as a Tool in Improving Environmental Security; W. Fjellstad, W. Dramstad.- Landscapes of the Natural Park "Vepssky Forest"; T. Popova, I. Bychkova.- Multi-Temporal Coastal Zone Landscape Change Detection Using Remote Sensing Imagery and in-situ Data; S. Victorov et al.- Landscape Character as a Framework for the Assessment of Environmental Change; R. Haines-Young et al.- Part IV Introduction -- Integrated Landscape Studies of Catchments and Basins: Introduction; B.K. Jones.- An Ecohydrological Approach for the Protection and Enhancement of Ecosystem Services; K. Krauze, I. Wagner.- Environmental Quality and Landscape-Hazard Assessment in the Yantra River Basin, Bulgaria; M. Nikolova et al.- The Influence of Catchment Land Cover on Phosphorus Balance for Large Freshwater Systems; S.A. Kondratyev.- The Use of Scenario Analysis to Assess Future Landscape Change on Watershed Condition in the Pacific Northwest (USA); W.G. Kepner et al.- Cross-European Landscape Analyses: Illustrative Examples Using Existing Spatial Data; K.B. Jones et al.- Part V Introduction -- Assessments of Human-Environmental Systems in Landscapes: Introduction; R. Seppelt et al.- Demographic Impacts on Landscape Change -- A Conceptual View of Global Demographic Trends; F. Swiaczny.- Land Use Impacts of Demographic Change -- Lessons from Eastern German Urban Regions; D. Haase et al.- The Consequences of Demographic Change in Rhineland-Palatinate: Scenarios of Landscape Consumption for Settlement and Transportation Areas; J. Sabbagh, M. Neef.- Landscape, Demographic Developments, Biodiversity and Sustainable Land Use Strategy: a Case Study on Karaburun Peninsula Izmir, Turkey; E. Nurlu et al.- Indication of the State of the Environment with GIS and People: a Case Study and Planning Tool for Mulfingen, a Municipality in South Germany; R. Lenz, A. Jany.- Environmental Security as Related to Scale Mismatches of Disturbance Patterns in a Panarchy of Social-Ecological Landscapes; G. Zurlini et al.- Fostering Ecosystem Service Security by Both Objective and Subjective Anlayses: the Case of a Natural Protected Area in Southern Italy; I. Petrosillo et al.- Environmental Assessment of Reindeer Herding in Changing Landscapes on Different Scales; T. Kumpula et al.- Part VI Introduction -- Environmental Applications of Landscape Ecological Methods -- Impact Assessments; O.L. Muntean, K. Krauze.- The Contribution of Quality Assessment of Eroded Agricultural Soil on Hilly-Undulating Landscapes to Sustainable Community Development; B. Jankausas et al.- Nuclear Safety and its Impact on the Level of Environmental Security in Ukraine; V. Kuznyetsov.- Environmental Impact Assessment as a Tool for Environmental Restoration: the Case Study of Copsa-Mica area, Romania; O-L. Muntean et al.- Landscape Approaches to Assess Environmental Security: Summary, Conclusions and Recommendations; K.B. Jones et al.- Acknowledgements.- Appendix I.- Appendix II.-