Ecological networks and greenways : concept, design, implementation [E-Book] / edited by Rob H.G. Jongman, Gloria Pungetti.
Jongman, R. H., (editor)
Pungetti, Gloria, (editor)
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2004
1 online resource (xxi, 345 pages)
englisch
9780521535021
9780511606762
9780521827768
Cambridge studies in landscape ecology
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The establishment of ecological networks in Europe and greenways in America has required some of the most advanced applications of the principles of landscape ecology to land use planning. This book provides a thorough overview of recent developments in this emerging field, combining theoretical concepts of landscape ecology with the actual practice of landscape planning and management. In addition to biological and physical considerations important to biodiversity protection and restoration, equal weight is given to cultural and aesthetic issues to illustrate how sympathetic, sustainable land use policies can be implemented. Examples are given for large scale areas (Estonia and Florida) as well as regional areas such as Milano, Chicago and the Argentinian Yungas. This invaluable book will provide a wealth of information for all those concerned with biodiversity conservation through networks and greenways and their relevance to the planning process, whether researcher, land manager or policy maker.