Landscape Series

A Changing World

Challenges for Landscape Research

Editors: Kienast, Felix, Wildi, Otto, Ghosh, Sucharita (Eds.)

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About this book

Written primarily for researchers and advanced students in environmental and social sciences, this latest book in Springer’s Landscape Series looks at some of the emerging fields and new challenges in landscape research. These include:

    • the role of value systems in perceiving, appreciating, and managing landscapes
    • the ‘space’ and ‘place’ concept in landscape research
    • GIS and remote sensing techniques for gathering and processing spatially and temporally explicit land cover, vegetation, and land use data
    • methods of landscape history
    • landscape genetics and genetic methods to test landscape connectivity and dispersal of plant and animal species
    • palaeoclimatic research, with focus on tree ring based temperature reconstructions
    • landscape patterns, processes and model up-scaling
    • statistical methods for environmental time series and other observations

Drawing on the expertise of an interdisciplinary team, the book provides a valuable reference for researchers in landscape ecology, landscape perception, conservation biology, ecological modeling, statistics in the environmental sciences and related fields.

Reviews

From the reviews:

"This latest book in Springer’s Landscape Series looks at some of the emerging fields and new challenges in landscape research. … Drawing on the expertise of an interdisciplinary team, this collection provides a valuable reference for researchers in landscape ecology, conservation biology, ecological modeling, and related fields." (Abstracts of Public Administration, Development, and Environment, 2007)

"This book … provides the scientific community with some eye-opening material by including the importance of social dimensions in the dominant view of modern landscape ecology in North America. … In conclusion, I found this book very stimulating and valuable for landscape researchers, students and practitioners. I foresee that this text will play an important role in the history of landscape ecology, just like those of pioneer ecologists in the first half of the twentieth century." (Jiquan Chen, Landscape Ecology, Vol. 23, 2008)

"‘A Changing World, Challenges for Landscape Research,’ … includes a collection of contemporary hot topics currently studied by Swiss landscape ecologists. … The book contains papers that address frontier research issues as well as reviews of basic concepts and theories of landscape ecology. In general, the papers are of very good quality and the topics are worthy of publication. … I can recommend this book to both researchers and students in landscape ecology." (Hong S. He, Landscape Ecology, Vol. 23, 2008)


Table of contents (17 chapters)

  • Change and Transformation: A Synthesis

    Kienast, Felix (et al.)

    Pages 1-4

  • Value Systems: Drivers of Human-landscape Interactions

    Buchecker, Matthias (et al.)

    Pages 7-26

  • The Role of Value Systems in Biodiversity Research

    Duelli, Peter (et al.)

    Pages 27-34

  • The Meaning of “Landscape” – An Exegesis of Swiss Government Texts

    Longatti, Peter (et al.)

    Pages 35-46

  • Space and Place – Two Aspects of the Human-landscape Relationship

    Hunziker, Marcel (et al.)

    Pages 47-62

Buy this book

eBook $109.00
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Hardcover $239.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4020-4434-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $149.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-90-481-2390-2
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
A Changing World
Book Subtitle
Challenges for Landscape Research
Editors
  • Felix Kienast
  • Otto Wildi
  • Sucharita Ghosh
Series Title
Landscape Series
Series Volume
8
Copyright
2007
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-4436-6
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-4436-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-4434-2
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-2390-2
Series ISSN
1572-7742
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 296
Number of Illustrations and Tables
19 illustrations in colour
Topics