Managing Forest Ecosystems

Designing Green Landscapes

Editors: von Gadow, Klaus, Pukkala, Timo (Eds.)

  • The ‘multiple path’ principle represents a robust theoretical framework for designing forested landscapes
  • A useful reference text for researchers and graduate students in forest management, ecology, modeling and landscape planning
  • Meets the need for realistic planning horizons and adaptive management
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Von Gadow and Pukkala’s unique, Designing Green Landscapes, presents the latest thinking in adaptive management for forest ecosystems. Based on the ‘multiple path’ principle, this approach links species choice and silvicultural methods with changing demands and changing environmental conditions, to ensure continuous adaptation, often several times within the lifetime of a tree.

The ‘multiple path’ principle at the core of this approach represents a robust theoretical framework for designing forested landscapes. It provides a logical basis both for coordinating spatial objectives and for integrating varied forms of expertise; it limits planning horizons to realistic timeframes; and it allows for forecasts based on current real attributes of spatially explicit land parcels. This is in stark contrast with traditional forestry practices which simply assess the forest resource at regular time intervals and prescribe standard management schedules for specific forest types.

Presenting new approaches to land management, this book represents a useful reference text for researchers and graduate students in forest management, ecology, modelling and landscape planning. It will also provide a valuable resource for professionals working for Land Management Agencies or as environmental consultants.

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From the reviews:

"The book presents latest research on computational techniques that support the development of management concepts for forested landscapes. … Designing Green Landscapes is written for researchers and graduate students in forest management with experience in computation. … Throughout the book, recent scientific achievements are represented on how to solve complex spatial temporal problems related to forestry." (Tobias Mette, Forstarchiv, Vol. 80 (2), 2009)


Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Adaptive Design of Forested Landscapes

    Gadow, Klaus (et al.)

    Pages 3-30

  • Landscape Metrics, Scales of Resolution

    Cushman, Samuel A (et al.)

    Pages 33-51

  • Detailed Assessment Using Remote Sensing Techniques

    Packalén, Petteri (et al.)

    Pages 53-77

  • Assessing Landscape Attributes

    Kätsch, Christoph

    Pages 79-108

  • Spatial Optimisation – Computational Methods

    Bettinger, Pete (et al.)

    Pages 111-135

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eBook $149.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Designing Green Landscapes
Editors
  • Klaus von Gadow
  • Timo Pukkala
Series Title
Managing Forest Ecosystems
Series Volume
15
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-6759-4
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-6759-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-6758-7
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-7715-8
Series ISSN
1568-1319
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 290
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