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NATO Science for Peace and Security Series C: Environmental Security

Use of Landscape Sciences for the Assessment of Environmental Security

Editors: Petrosillo, I., Müller, F., Jones, K.B., Zurlini, G., Krauze, K., Victorov, S., Li, B.-L., Kepner, W.G. (Eds.)

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  • Gathers the most current landscape approaches and tools for assessing environmental security
  • Offers a new perspective on environmental security by combining subjective and objective assessments of environmental risk in the context of social-ecological landscapes
  • Identifies the main driving forces that threaten environmental security at local, national, and international levels
  • Introduces the new concept of securability
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The assessment of land use and land cover is an important activity for cont- porary land management. Human land-use practices are the most significant factors influencing environmental management at local, regional, national, and global scales. In the past, environmental policies have often reflected a reactive response to environmental perturbations with management efforts focused on short-term, local-scale problems such as pollutant abatement. Currently, environmental management philosophy is evolving toward examination of critical environmental problems over larger spatial scales and assessment of the cumulative risk resulting from multiple problem sources. Today’s environmental managers, urban planners, and decision-makers are increasingly expected to examine environmental and economic problems in a larger geographic context that crosses national boundaries and scientific disciplines. Secondly, cont- porary policy-makers have also been challenged on how they view security. The conventional definition of national security has been expanded to include environmental threats resulting from resource scarcity and overpopulation and it is recognized that environmental factors may have an impact in creating conflict and world instability. Thus the working definition of security has been broadened beyond relying on militaristic aspects alone and has evolved to include the environment. In 1969, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) established the Committee on the Challenges of Modern Society (CCMS) partly in response to examine the link between environmental issues and security. CCMS was created for the purpose of addressing problems affecting the environment of the member nations and the quality of life of their citizens.

Table of contents (29 chapters)

Table of contents (29 chapters)
  • Contributions of Landscape Sciences to the Development of Environmental Security

    Müller, Felix (et al.)

    Pages 1-17

  • Landscape Ecology and Environmental Security: basic concepts and regional applications for the Medit

    Brauch, Hans Günter

    Pages 21-42

  • Landscape management for environmental security: some perspectives of adaptive management approaches

    Müller, Felix (et al.)

    Pages 43-56

  • The policy framework GMES as a guideline for the integration of environmental security research and landscape sciences

    Blaschke, Thomas (et al.)

    Pages 57-73

  • Investigating landscape patterns in protected areas using aster images

    Nedkov, Stoyan (et al.)

    Pages 77-92

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Use of Landscape Sciences for the Assessment of Environmental Security
Editors
  • Irene Petrosillo
  • Felix Müller
  • K. Bruce Jones
  • Giovanni Zurlini
  • Kinga Krauze
  • Sergey Victorov
  • Bai-Lian Li
  • William G. Kepner
Series Title
NATO Science for Peace and Security Series C: Environmental Security
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-6594-1
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-6594-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-6588-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4020-6589-7
Series ISSN
1874-6519
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 497
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