Landscape Indicators

Assessing and Monitoring Landscape Quality

Editors: Cassatella, Claudia, Peano, Attilia (Eds.)

  • Provides the definition and use of specific indicators for landscape assessment and monitoring
  • Written by a team of experts on various landscape topics
  • Contains an extensive bibliography for studying the landscape from a multidisciplinary perspective
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In recent years EU policy towards the ‘landscape’ has become better defined, whereas at the same time the notion of ‘landscape’ itself remains elusive. The need for indicators to evaluate and monitor the effects of landscape policies and plans is urgent. What is more, landscape is one of the components considered in environmental reporting, but unlike air, soil, or water, it is difficult to measure using quantitative methods.

With studies on landscape indicators being as rare as they are, this volume is an attempt to fill the gap, dealing as it does with the definition and use of specific indicators for landscape assessment and monitoring. To tackle the diverse dimensions of the landscape (whose complexity is well known), the subject is approached by a multidisciplinary team of experts in landscape ecology, landscape history, landscape perception, regional planning, strategic environmental assessment and environmental impact assessment procedures, and multi-criteria assessment methods. Individual chapters include comparative assessments of studies conducted thus far in the EU, as well as detailed analyses of ecological, historical, perceptive, land-use, and economic ways of looking at landscape.

As well as providing a rich source of references for researchers studying the landscape from a variety of perspectives, the book will be required reading for European officials involved at any level in planning or assessing the landscape or environment.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Landscape Assessment and Monitoring

    Peano, Attilia (et al.)

    Pages 1-14

  • Indicators Assessment Systems

    Bottero, Marta

    Pages 15-29

  • Indicators Used for Landscape

    Cassatella, Claudia (et al.)

    Pages 31-46

  • Landscape Assessment: The Ecological Profile

    Finotto, Francesca

    Pages 47-75

  • Indicators for the Assessment of Historic Landscape Features

    Volpiano, Mauro

    Pages 77-104

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eBook $109.00
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $199.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-94-007-0365-0
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $149.99
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-8995-1
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Landscape Indicators
Book Subtitle
Assessing and Monitoring Landscape Quality
Editors
  • Claudia Cassatella
  • Attilia Peano
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-0366-7
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-0366-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-0365-0
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-8995-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 222
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