Landscape Series

Mediterranean Oak Woodland Working Landscapes

Dehesas of Spain and Ranchlands of California

Editors: Campos, P., Huntsinger, L., Oviedo, J.L., Starrs, P.F., Diaz, M., Standiford, R.B., Montero, G. (Eds.)

  • Multidisciplinary, integrative approach considering ecological, biological, economic, human factors in the analysis of two similar ecosystems in different continents
  • Extensive review of common topics with accessible language and contents allowing the reader to increase knowledge of these ecosystems
  • Innovative approach for ecosystem services integration in diverse disciplines, resulting in different messages with implications for conservation, management of two Mediterranean oak woodland ecosystems
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  • Due: October 14, 2016
  • ISBN 978-94-024-0123-3
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About this book

The oak tree was a boon companion as humans expanded their presence across much of the globe. While oak woodlands (Quercus spp.) come today in stunningly diverse forms, the stately dehesas of Spain and the dramatic oak-dominated ranchlands of California are working landscapes where cultivation and manipulation for a couple of millennia have shaped Mediterranean-type ecosystems into a profoundly modified yet productive environment that is sought-after by every manner of species.

The grazing of wildlife and livestock in oak woodlands yields a remarkable plant and animal biodiversity, creating a mosaic of habitats and visually pleasing savannas. Added products unique to Spain such as Iberian pigs and cork, and in California multiple landowner benefits, include valued ecosystem services that allow owners, visitors, and conservation supporters to experience the benefits of woodland life. With its 15 chapters a decade in the making, this handsomely illustrated book covers key topics in oak woodland policy, ecology, and management in Spain and California, presenting new research results and reviewing an existing expert literature.

Reviews

From the reviews:

“This book builds on the notion of working landscapes - the idea that land-use and biodiversity conservation can be synergetic rather than generate conflicts. … A large number of color photographs adds to a beautiful book - it makes one want to travel through these woodlands on both sides of the Atlantic instantly. This book is a pleasure for those interested in human-nature relationships in Mediterranean-type environments!” (Tobias, Amazon.com, August, 2013)

Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • Working Landscapes of the Spanish Dehesa and the California Oak Woodlands: An Introduction

    Huntsinger, Lynn (et al.)

    Pages 3-23

  • History and Recent Trends

    Alagona, Peter S. (et al.)

    Pages 25-58

  • Climatic Influence on Oak Landscape Distributions

    Roig, Sonia (et al.)

    Pages 61-89

  • Soil and Water Dynamics

    Schnabel, Susanne (et al.)

    Pages 91-121

  • Oak Regeneration: Ecological Dynamics and Restoration Techniques

    Pulido, Fernando (et al.)

    Pages 123-144

Buy this book

eBook $179.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-94-007-6707-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $229.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-007-6706-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $229.00
price for USA
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: October 14, 2016
  • ISBN 978-94-024-0123-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Mediterranean Oak Woodland Working Landscapes
Book Subtitle
Dehesas of Spain and Ranchlands of California
Editors
  • Pablo Campos
  • Lynn Huntsinger
  • Jose Luis Oviedo
  • Paul F Starrs
  • Mario Diaz
  • Richard B Standiford
  • Gregorio Montero
Series Title
Landscape Series
Series Volume
16
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-6707-2
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-6707-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-6706-5
Softcover ISBN
978-94-024-0123-3
Series ISSN
1572-7742
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 508
Number of Illustrations and Tables
52 b/w illustrations, 176 illustrations in colour
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