Ecological Networks and Greenways: Concept, Design, Implementation

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The establishment of ecological networks in Europe and greenways in America has required application of the principles of landscape ecology to land use planning. This book provides a thorough overview of recent developments, combining theoretical concepts of landscape ecology with the practice of landscape planning and management. In addition to biological and physical considerations for biodiversity protection and restoration, equal coverage is given to cultural and aesthetic issues illustrating how sustainable land use policies can be implemented.

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" excellent volume for anyone interested in learning more about ecological networks and greenways...The contributors' inspiring visions and examples of a world in which people and institutions collaborate in the name of conservation are sure to incite readers to think outside the box." - Ecoscience, George R. Hess, North Carolina State University
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521535021
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 1/31/2004
  • Series: Cambridge Studies in Landscape Ecology Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 344
  • Product dimensions: 6.85 (w) x 9.72 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Meet the Author

Rob Jongman is a Senior Researcher at Alterra Green World Research in Wageningen, The Netherlands.

Gloria Pungetti is a Senior Research Fellow at the Department of Horticulture and Landscape at the University of Reading.

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Table of Contents

1 Introduction : ecological networks and greenways 1
2 The context and concept of ecological networks 7
3 Greenways in the USA : theory, trends and prospects 34
4 Ecological functioning of ecological networks : a species perspective 56
5 Impacts of roads on ecological networks and integration of conservation and transportation planning : Florida as a case study 73
6 Ecological corridors on a European scale : a typology and identification of target species 94
7 Planning the future landscape between nature and culture 107
8 From models to reality : design and implementation process 128
9 Design of the Pan-European ecological network : a national level attempt 151
10 Ecological 'black spots' within the ecological network : an improved design for rural road network amelioration 171
11 An ecological network for the Milan region based on focal species 188
12 Connecting corridors : implementing metropolitan greenway networks in North America 200
13 The Florida Statewide Greenways project : its realisation and political context 222
14 The ecological network development in the Yungas, Argentina : planning, economic and social aspects 251
15 The river corridor of the Guadiamar 270
16 Conclusions : into the twenty-first century 290
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