Wednesday , 25 April 2018

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RESEARCH ARTICLE

The Importance of Engaging Local People in Landscape Management – Experiences from an EU Project

“Bull by the Horns” -project initiated landscape management and promoted biodiversity associated with diminishing High Nature Value farmland habitats in Finland. A specific focus was on grazed semi-natural grasslands and wood-pastures which are collectively referred to as traditional rural biotopes (TRBs). Collaboration among project workers, non-farming landowners, and cattle owners reintroduced grazing to abandoned pastures, and management was financed through …

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A Renewed Approach to the ABC Landscape Assessment Method: An Applicaton to Muntanyes d’Ordal, Barcelona Metropolitan Area

The aim of this paper is to describe a renewed approach to the ABC landscape assessment method, a procedure that undertakes landscape approach considering abiotic (A), biotic (B) and cultural (C) elements shaping the landscape. This new method is organized in three nested multi-scaled levels defined with high accuracy (1:10,000; 1:20,000; 1:25,000), it combines holistic and parametric approaches and it …

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Opportunites for Integrated Landscape Planning – the Broker, the Arena, the Tool

As an integrated social and ecological system, the forest landscape includes multiple values. The need for a landscape approach in land use planning is being increasingly advocated in research, policy and practice. This paper explores how institutional conditions in the forest policy and management sector can be developed to meet demands for a multifunctional landscape perspective. Departing from obstacles recognised …

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Nature Conservation Against All? Aquatic Macrophyte De-Weeding – Cut or Conserve? A Stakeholder Analysis

De-weeding of streams and lakes occurs in Germany on a widespread level, mostly to ensure water runoff and to provide flood protection. But de-weeding also affects a range of stakeholders, who have their own reasons to support or oppose it. For the list of stakeholders identified, see chapter 4. As part of a project analysing the feasibility of using water …

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The Value of Traditonal Rural Landscape and Nature Protected Areas in Tourism Demand: A Study on Agritourists’ Preferences

This study focuses on how traditional rural landscape and proximity to a Natura 2000 Site of Community Importance (SCI) might influence consumers’ choice of an agritourism farm for a weekend stay. Data were collected in Umbria region’s (Italy) agritourism farms in 2014 by interviewing 160 tourists. Results from a discrete choice experiment reveal that the most important feature affecting the …

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Urban Landscape Evolution as a Consequence of an Invasive Pest: The Case of a Small Sicilian Town

The Red Palm Weevil (RPW), after its accidental introduction in Italy in 2005, determined a progressive disruption of Canary palms mostly in the central and southern regions. As it is difficult to undertake the management of this pest, the possibility of substituting the killed/symptomatic palms with other ornamental trees has been recently discussed. In this context, understanding the citizens’ needs …

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Does the Ecosystem Service Concept Reach its Limits in Urban Environments?

There is a rapidly growing body of literature on the theory about the ecosystem service concept and the practical assessment of ecosystem services in different contexts ranging from natural to urban environments. Yet, where does the concept reach its limits? This paper critically reflects the application of the ecosystem service concept in urban environments illustrating the handling of urban structures …

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Ecosystem Services RESEARCH ARTICLE

Contributing to the cultural ecosystem services and human wellbeing debate: a case study application on indicators and linkages

Inadequacies in the indication of cultural ecosystem services (CES) are a hindrance in assessing their comprehensive impacts on human wellbeing. Similarly, uncertainties about the quantity and quality of CES, in real time and space, have hampered the ability of resource managers to precisely take responsive management actions. The aim of the study is to demonstrate, how CES indicators can be …

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Editorial Synthesen der Landschaftsforschung

New German Special Topic: “Synthesen der Landschaftsforschung”

Ankündigung: Ziel des neuen „Living“ Special Issue „Synthesen aus der Landschaftsforschung“ ist es, eine Brücke zwischen Forschung und Praxis zu bauen. Es soll die Möglichkeit bieten Forschungsergebnissen zusammenfassend darzustellen und fördert: Zusammenfassende deutschsprachige Veröffentlichung von Forschungsergebnissen, in einem Journal mit Impact Factor. Offener Zugang zu wissenschaftlichem Wissen und anerkannten Open Access Standard. Transdisziplinarität – Förderung der Anschlussfähigkeit von Forschungsergebnissen durch …

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IDEA

Agrosystem Services: An Additional Terminology to Better Understand Ecosystem Services Delivered by Agriculture?

To discriminate between the contributions of ecosystems and the human subsidies to agricultural systems, we propose using an additional terminology to bring clarification into the controversial discussion about i) ecosystems versus agrosystems and ii) ecosystem services versus agrosystem services. A literature review revealed that with the exception of some very recent publications, this has not yet been sufficiently reflected, neither …

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