Designing Green Landscapes / Edition 1

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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. Written for: Reference text for researchers and graduate students in forest management, ecology, modelling and landscape planning - particularly in Europe and North America, perhaps eastern Asia as well; land management agencies and environmental consultants

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"The book presents latest research on computational techniques that support the development of management concepts for forested landscapes. … Designing Green Landscapes is written for researchers and graduate students in forest management with experience in computation. … Throughout the book, recent scientific achievements are represented on how to solve complex spatial temporal problems related to forestry." (Tobias Mette, Forstarchiv, Vol. 80 (2), 2009)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781402067587
  • Publisher: Springer Netherlands
  • Publication date: 4/28/2008
  • Series: Managing Forest Ecosystems Series, #15
  • Edition description: 2008
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 290
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Pt. I Introduction

Adaptive Design of Forested Landscapes Klaus von Gadow von Gadow, Klaus Tuula Nuutinen Nuutinen, Tuula Seppo Kellomaki Kellomaki, Seppo 3

Pt. II Assessing the Landscape

Landscape Metrics, Scales of Resolution Samuel A. Cushman Cushman, Samuel A. Kevin McGarigal McGarigal, Kevin 33

Detailed Assessment Using Remote Sensing Techniques Petteri Packalen Packalen, Petteri Matti Maltamo Maltamo, Matti Timo Tokola Tokola, Timo 53

Assessing Landscape Attributes Christoph Katsch Katsch, Christoph 79

Pt. III Numerical Analysis of Landscape Design

Spatial Optimisation - Computational Methods Pete Bettinger Bettinger, Pete Young-Hwan Kim Kim, Young-Hwan 111

Integrating Multiple Services in the Numerical Analysis of Landscape Design Timo Pukkala Pukkala, Timo 137

Decentralized Forest Planning Models - a Cellular Automata Framework Anne-Helene Mathey Mathey, Anne-Helene John Nelson Nelson, John 169

Coordinating Management Decisions of Neighboring Stands with Dynamic Programming Howard Hoganson Hoganson, Howard Jose G. Borges Borges, Jose G. Yu Wei Yu, Wei 187

Designing a Forested Landscape in Finland Under Different Climate Scenarios Jordi Garcia-Gonzalo Garcia-Gonzalo, Jordi Manfred J. Lexer Lexer, Manfred J. Heli Peltola Peltola, Heli Seppo Kellomaki Kellomaki, Seppo 215

Pt. IV Computer Graphics and Visualization

Visualization in the Design of Forested Landscapes Andre O. Falcao Falcao, Andre O. 245

Visualization in Support of Landscape Design Rudiger Mach Mach, Rudiger 265

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