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OLS Field Name OLS Field Data
Main Title Designing Green Landscapes [electronic resource] /
Author Gadow, Klaus.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Pukkala, Timo.
Publisher Springer Netherlands,
Year Published 2008
Call Number GE1-350
ISBN 9781402067594
Subjects Environmental sciences. ; Life sciences. ; Biology--Data processing. ; Landscape ecology. ; Environmental management.
Internet Access
Description Access URL
Collation online resource.
Due to license restrictions, this resource is available to EPA employees and authorized contractors only
Contents Notes
Adaptive Design of Forested Landscapes -- Assessing the Landscape -- Landscape Metrics, Scales of Resolution -- Detailed Assessment Using Remote Sensing Techniques -- Assessing Landscape Attributes -- Numerical Analysis of Landscape Design -- Spatial Optimisation - Computational Methods -- Integrating Multiple Services in the Numerical Analysis of Landscape Design -- Decentralized Forest Planning Models - a Cellular Automata Framework -- Coordinating Management Decisions of Neighboring Stands with Dynamic Programming -- Designing a Forested Landscape in Finland Under Different Climate Scenarios -- Computer Graphics and Visualization -- Visualization in the Design of Forested Landscapes -- Visualization in Support of Landscape Design. Von Gadow and Pukkala's unique, Designing Green Landscapes, presents the latest thinking in adaptive management for forest ecosystems. Based on the 'multiple path' principle, this approach links species choice and silvicultural methods with changing demands and changing environmental conditions, to ensure continuous adaptation, often several times within the lifetime of a tree. The 'multiple path' principle at the core of this approach represents a robust theoretical framework for designing forested landscapes. It provides a logical basis both for coordinating spatial objectives and for integrating varied forms of expertise; it limits planning horizons to realistic timeframes; and it allows for forecasts based on current real attributes of spatially explicit land parcels. This is in stark contrast with traditional forestry practices which simply assess the forest resource at regular time intervals and prescribe standard management schedules for specific forest types. Presenting new approaches to land management, this book represents a useful reference text for researchers and graduate students in forest management, ecology, modelling and landscape planning. It will also provide a valuable resource for professionals working for Land Management Agencies or as environmental consultants.