Ecological Research Monographs

Landscape Ecology in Asian Cultures

Editors: Hong, S.-K., Wu, J., Kim, J.-E., Nakagoshi, N. (Eds.)

  • Conservation of ecological/cultural diversity in Asia
  • Management of complex landscapes—transdisciplinary approach
  • A uniquely Asian perspective on cultural landscape ecology
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About this book

Cultural landscapes are a product of the interactions between humans and natural settings. They are landscapes and seascapes that are shaped by human history and land use. Socioeconomic processes especially, but also environmental changes and natural disturbances, are some of the forces that make up landscape dynamics. To understand and manage such complex landscapes, interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary approaches are necessary, emphasizing the integration of natural and social sciences and considering multiple landscape functions. The spatial patterns of Asian landscapes are strongly related to human activities and their impacts. Anthropogenic patterns and processes have created numerous traditional cultural landscapes throughout the region, and understanding them requires indigenous knowledge. Cultural landscape ecology from a uniquely Asian perspective is explored in this book, as are the management of landscapes and land-use policies. Human-dominated landscapes with long traditions, such as those described herein, provide useful information for all ecologists, not only in Asia, to better understand the human–environmental relationship and landscape sustainability.

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“This book captures the current scope and essence of landscape ecological work across Asia … . a helpful introduction or reference for landscape ecologists embarking on studies in Asia or for those who may be new to working in these countries and landscapes. It will convey to readers a sense of the rich cultural influence on Asian landscapes over millennia, and stress the importance of understanding and exploring human-nature interactions as part of any landscape ecological study in Asia and elsewhere.” (Janet Silbernagel, Landscape Ecology, Vol. 27, 2012)


Table of contents (20 chapters)

  • Historical Perspectives on the Relationships between Humanity and Nature in Japan

    Yumoto, Takakazu

    Pages 3-10

  • Eco-Cultural Diversity in Island and Coastal Landscapes: Conservation and Development

    Hong, Sun-Kee

    Pages 11-28

  • Ethnic Culture and Nature: Interactions in the Hani Terrace Landscape

    Jiao, Yuanmei (et al.)

    Pages 29-40

  • The Characteristics of the Cultural Landscape in Malaysia: Concept and Perspective

    Abdullah, Saiful Arif

    Pages 41-53

  • Introducing Geo-Cultural Landscapes in Iran

    Azari-Dehkordi, Forood

    Pages 55-68

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eBook $199.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Landscape Ecology in Asian Cultures
Editors
  • Sun-Kee Hong
  • Jianguo Wu
  • Jae-Eun Kim
  • Nobukazu Nakagoshi
Series Title
Ecological Research Monographs
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer Japan
Copyright Holder
Springer Japan
eBook ISBN
978-4-431-87799-8
DOI
10.1007/978-4-431-87799-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-4-431-87798-1
Softcover ISBN
978-4-431-54084-7
Series ISSN
2191-0707
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 331
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