European Wood-pastures in Transition

A Social-ecological Approach

Author: Tibor Hartel,Tobias Plieninger

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135139032

Category: Nature

Page: 322

View: 9125


Wood-pastures are important elements of European cultural identity and have an exceptional ecological value, yet they are in decline all over Europe. The structure of wood-pastures is strongly influenced by grazing and multiple other land uses and by local and regional environmental conditions. This book examines the diverse expressions of wood-pastures across Europe. It provides a new perspective, using a social-ecological framework to explore social and ecological values, governing institutions, threats and conservation approaches. It explores the major drivers of decline, which are shown to be related to accelerated cultural, institutional and developmental changes occurring across Europe over the past century. Case studies are included from North-Western, Southern, and Eastern Europe. Written by renowned scholars and conservationists, the book contributes to developing better, locally adapted conservation policies and management approaches for wood-pastures.

Europe's Changing Woods and Forests

From Wildwood to Managed Landscapes

Author: Keith Kirby,Charles Watkins

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 1780643373

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 391

View: 8567


Our understanding of the ecological history of European forests has been transformed in the last twenty years. Bringing together key findings from across the continent, this book provides a comprehensive account of the relevance of historical studies to current conservation and management of forests. It combines theory with a series of regional case studies to show how different aspects of forestry play out according to the landscape and historical context of the local area.

Biocultural Diversity in Europe

Author: Mauro Agnoletti,Francesca Emanueli

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319263153

Category: Science

Page: 537

View: 1794


The book collects a selection of the papers presented at the meeting held in the context of the Joint Programme on the Links between Biological and Cultural Diversity (JP-BiCuD). Recognizing the inextricable link between biological and cultural diversity, the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (SCBD) joined forces, and in 2010 launched the Joint Programme on the Links between Biological and Cultural Diversity (JP-BiCuD). The first meeting for the implementation of the JP-BiCuD was held in Florence (Italy) in April 2014 and produced the UNESCO-sCBD Florence Declaration, which highlights the concept of biocultural diversity. The European rural territory is predominantly a biocultural, multi-functional landscape, providing a crucial and effective space for integration of biological and cultural diversity, suggesting the need to revise some of the current strategies for the assessment and management of biodiversity.

Habitats for Birds in Europe

A Conservation Strategy for the Wider Environment

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Birds

Page: 464

View: 7399


The greatest threats to Europe's birds and biodiversity come fromloss and degradation of habitat. This book brings together morethan 190 bird and habitat conservation experts from all overEurope, to examine the threats to Europe's eight major habitattypes, and propose policies and actions to protect and restorethem. Although the emphasis is on birds, particularly the 40percent of European species with an unfavourable conservationstatus, many recommendations would help conserve all elements ofbiodiversity in the wider European environment."An important contribution to the conservation of biodiversityin Europe" - Peter L Nielsen, European Commission."An extremely valuable reference for bird conservationists inany continent" - The Wilson Bulletin.

Science and Technology in World History

An Introduction

Author: James Edward McClellan,Harold Dorn

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801883590

Category: History

Page: 478

View: 5560


Tracing historical relationship from the dawn of civilization through the twentieth century, the authors argue that technology as "applied science" emerged relatively, as industry and governments began funding scientific research. They explore the emergence of Europe and the United States as a scientific and technological power.

European politics in transition

Author: Mark Kesselman

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH)

ISBN: 9780669416176

Category: Political Science

Page: 674

View: 9857


This critically acclaimed, best-selling text offers a comprehensive introduction to the post-World War II political systems of Great Britain, France, Italy, Germany, and the European Union. The concept of European politics in transition is presented through four key themes: the role of each country in economic management; the interaction of countries within the international order; challenges facing European democracies; and the political impact of social diversity.

Forestry Cooperation with Countries in Transition

Status Report 2002, Prepared in Accordance with MCPFE Resolution H3 "Cooperation with Countries with Economies in Transition"

Author: Peter Csoka

Publisher: United Nations Publications


Category: Forest management

Page: 99

View: 8855


This paper contains information supplied by national correspondents, in accordance with the commitments in resolution H3 of the 1993 Ministerial Conference on the Protection of Forests in Europe (MCPFE), on forestry assistance to countries with economies in transition. There is information on more than 650 individual projects as well as information on user needs and some analysis of the type of cooperation being used.

Spatial Modelling in Forest Ecology and Management

A Case Study

Author: Martin Jansen,Michael Judas,Joachim Saborowski

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540433576

Category: Mathematics

Page: 225

View: 7685


This book focuses on the integration of spatial statistics, GIS-technology, ecosystem studies, and scenario modelling. Its main aim is to extend the information gained at the stand level to larger spatial scales, i.e. to forest districts, forest landscapes or to the total area of Lower Saxony. The studies demonstrate the potential and limitations of regionalization approaches for forest ecological variables. The results provide valuable spatial information for forest managers and landscape planners as well as for policy-makers. Some spatial models outlined in this book have been implemented as useful tools in present forest management. With current improvements of data quality, e.g. from remote sensing and refined ground-based inventories, methods are now available to develop large-scale approaches to forest ecology and management. This book is an indispensable tool for scientists and those involved in forest management.