Ecological Research Monographs

Designing Low Carbon Societies in Landscapes

Editors: Nakagoshi, Nobukazu, A. Mabuhay, Jhonamie (Eds.)

  • Shows readers how protecting landscapes is essential to maintaining a low carbon society
  • Introduces feasible research outcomes for landscape planners working in nature protection areas
  • Indicates the direction of future ecological research on low carbon society modeling
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This book focuses on three major means of achieving a low carbon society: conservation of the ecosystem complex, changes of arrangement of landscapes, and creation of biodiversity. There are specific countermeasures to be taken for carbon absorption in the three types of landscapes—urban, cultural, and natural—because their carbon balances differ. Urban landscapes are promising sites because they have the potential for greening and the creation of biodiversity. Cultural landscapes in the tropics had not been actively researched until recently, but this book now presents a collection of several cases focused on those areas. Natural landscapes had existed in abundance in developing countries; later, nature protection areas were designated to coexist with development. Now, however, developmental pressure has penetrated into those nature protection areas, and landscape ecological projects are urgently required to preserve them.

As a result of global warming, abnormal weather phenomena including super typhoons have occurred frequently in recent years. The major underlying cause is the higher concentration of greenhouse gases released by human activities. As well, major natural absorbers of CO2 such as forests, wetlands, and coral reefs are shrinking, and the human impact is causing the ecological balance to deteriorate. Controlling CO2 emissions and expanding the CO2 absorbers are keys to reducing total CO2. Low carbon societies can be established by maintaining the original CO2 balance through integration of multiple tools, with contributions from diverse fields such as physics and chemistry, physiology and humanities, and education. On the basis of an international consensus, the environment must be protected no matter what sacrifices are required. As this book demonstrates, achieving a low carbon society is a top priority, and landscape conservation is the first step in ecological research toward that goal.

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“The book is suitable for researchers, policy makers and town planners. … the book is interesting as it ‘contains several research cases on tropical regions that had not been actively explored in the past’. Readers have the ‘option to choose their favourite chapters according to their individual interests in landscapes’.” (P. C. Abhilash, Journal of Cleaner Production, Vol. 87, 2015)

Table of contents (19 chapters)

  • Landscape Ecological Approaches to a Low Carbon Society

    Nakagoshi, Nobukazu (et al.)

    Pages 3-11

  • Cooling Potential of Urban Green Spaces in Summer

    Tonosaki, Kochi (et al.)

    Pages 15-34

  • A Study on the Restoration of Urban Ecology: Focus on the Concept of Home Place in Callenbach’s Ecotopia—A Park Conservation and Community Networks

    Kato, Masami

    Pages 35-56

  • Transpiration Characteristics of Chinese Pines (Pinus tabulaeformis) in an Urban Environment

    Wang, Hua (et al.)

    Pages 57-71

  • Landscape Design for Urban Biodiversity and Ecological Education in Japan: Approach from Process Planning and Multifunctional Landscape Planning

    Ito, Keitaro (et al.)

    Pages 73-86

Buy this book

eBook $159.00
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  • ISBN 978-4-431-56148-4
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Designing Low Carbon Societies in Landscapes
Editors
  • Nobukazu Nakagoshi
  • Jhonamie A. Mabuhay
Series Title
Ecological Research Monographs
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer Japan
Copyright Holder
Springer Japan
eBook ISBN
978-4-431-54819-5
DOI
10.1007/978-4-431-54819-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-4-431-54818-8
Softcover ISBN
978-4-431-56148-4
Series ISSN
2191-0707
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 353
Number of Illustrations and Tables
88 b/w illustrations, 23 illustrations in colour
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