The Long-Term Perspective of Human Impact on Landscape for Environmental Change and Sustainability

Edited by
November 2019
258 pages
  • ISBN978-3-03921-796-0 (Paperback)
  • ISBN978-3-03921-797-7 (PDF)

This book is a reprint of the Special Issue The Long-Term Perspective of Human Impact on Landscape for Environmental Change and Sustainability that was published in

Business & Economics
Environmental & Earth Sciences
Social Sciences, Arts & Humanities

The research studies included in this Special Issue highlight the fundamental contribution of the knowledge of environmental history to conscious and efficient environment conservation and management. The long-term perspective of the dynamics that govern the human–climate ecosystem is becoming one of the main focuses of interest in biological and earth system sciences. Multidisciplinary bio-geo-archaeo investigations into the underlying processes of human impact on the landscape are crucial to envisage possible future scenarios of biosphere responses to global warming and biodiversity losses. This Special Issue seeks to engage an interdisciplinary dialog on the dynamic interactions between nature and society, focusing on long-term environmental data as an essential tool for better-informed landscape management decisions to achieve an equilibrium between conservation and sustainable resource exploitation.

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vegetation cover; urbanization; climate change; NDVI; cities; China; Costa Rica; mitigation; carbon neutral; political tradition; environment; army; peace; case study; soil carbon; grasslands; livestock; climate; native forest; land use; land-use intensity; spatio-temporal pattern; land-use degree; human activity intensity; sustainability; middle and lower reaches of Shule River Basin; Horqin Sandy Land; human-induced; vegetation change; RESTREND; oasis; landscape change; agricultural oasis expansion; Tarim Basin; mid-mountains; paleoecology; Late Holocene; central Spain; dike-ponds; land use changes; DISP; Landsat; Shunde District; historical land-cover/use change; land reconstruction; arable land; farming radius; eco-fragile area; Northeast China; flood management; wetland; land use change; landscape transformation; resilience; late Holocene; medieval age; driving forces; landscape change; landscape dynamics; forest landscape; land use; land cover; landscape change index; land politics; forestland governance; African politics; development; Côte d’Ivoire; Deforestation; pollen; NPPs; pasture indicators; palaeoecology; archaeological sites; palaeoenvironmental reconstruction; southern Italy; Mediterranean; n/a