Farming on the Edge, the Nature of Traditional Farmland in Europe

Proceedings of the Fourth European Forum on Nature Conservation and Pastoralism, 2-4 November 1994, Trujillo, Spain
Author: Eric M Bignal,David I McCracken,Susan E. Wenlock
Publisher: N.A
Category: Agricultural ecology
Page: 216
View: 1132
Presented in English, French or Spanish, with summaries in the same languages, this title contains the proceedings of the Fourth European Forum on Nature Conservation and Pastoralism, held in 1994. This major meeting of scientists, conservationists and land-users discussed nature conservation and extensive agriculture throughout Europe.

Global Change and Mountain Regions

An Overview of Current Knowledge
Author: Uli M. Huber,Harald K.M. Bugmann,Mel A. Reasoner
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781402035067
Category: Nature
Page: 650
View: 2025
Enviroment, mountain biodiversity, ecological changes.

The Soils of Italy

Author: Edoardo A.C. Costantini,Carmelo Dazzi
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9400756429
Category: Nature
Page: 354
View: 6494
The Soils of Italy is the first comprehensive book on Italian pedology in seventy years. Taking advantage of the authors’ large experience and of the most up-to-date information and technology, this book treats the main soil types of Italy, their diffusion, their functions, ecological use, and the threats to which they are subjected during centuries of intensive management. It also deals with future scenarios of the relationships between soil science and other disciplines, such as urban development, medicine, economics, sociology, and archaeology. The description of the soils is accompanied by a complete set of data, pictures and maps, including benchmark profiles. Factors of soil formation are also treated, making use of new, unpublished data and elaborations. The book also includes a history of pedological research in Italy, spanning over a century.

Biocultural Diversity in Europe

Author: Mauro Agnoletti,Francesca Emanueli
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319263153
Category: Science
Page: 537
View: 9450
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.

Challenges for Agricultural Research

Author: OECD
Publisher: OECD Publishing
ISBN: 926409010X
Page: 304
View: 9404
This publication presents twenty papers delivered at an OECD conference on agricultural research. They highlight recent major progress in agricultural research outcomes and address the challenges that lie ahead.

Frontiers in Ecology Research

Author: Stephanie D. Antonello
Publisher: Nova Publishers
ISBN: 9781600210600
Category: Nature
Page: 298
View: 3039
Ecology is the study of the interrelationships between organisms and their environment, including the biotic and abiotic components. There are at least six kinds of ecology: ecosystem, physiological, behavioural, population, and community. This book presents research on ecology from around the world.

The Killing Of The Countryside

Author: Graham Harvey
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1448112974
Category: Law
Page: 240
View: 9674
Over then past fifty years the British countryside has changed out of all recognition. A wide range of wildlife species are disappearing - victims of modern intensive farming, of pesticides and fertilisers and the sheer relentless pressure to maximise output from every hedge bank and field corner. It need not have happened. The loss of our wildlife and countryside has come about through a deliberate and sustained national policy, one that costs the British people 8 billion a year. The Killing of the Countryside is a devastating attack on modern British agricultural policy and practice and a plea for a return to natural cycles, an end to subsidies and the domination of agribusiness, and for a safe, sustainable farming system. Winner of the 1997 BP Natural World Book Award.

Sowing the Seeds for Sustainability

Agriculture, Biodiversity, Economics and Society : Proceedings of the Eighth Interactive Session Held at the Second IUCN World Conservation Congress, Amman, Jordan, 7 October 2000
Author: Rachel Wiseman,Liz Hopkins
Publisher: IUCN
ISBN: 2831706327
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 133
View: 6892
Agriculture is one of the most important influences on biological diversity. Conventional agriculture has heavily contributed to reducing the diversity of ecosystems, species and genes, but it has also created new diversity. The eighth Interactive Session of the 2nd World Conservation Congress dealt with a broad spectrum of agricultural issues from around the world and examined the linkages between biodiversity, economy and society. This publication represents the opinions and issues raised by those participating in the Session, and it contains both the papers prepared by presenters and contributions from those unable to attend.

Conservation Biology

Author: Andrew S. Pullin
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521644822
Category: Nature
Page: 345
View: 1727
This colourful textbook introduces students to conservation biology, the science of preserving biodiversity.

Guidelines for Native Seed Production and Grassland Restoration

Author: Kathrin Kiehl,Anita Kirmer,Nancy Shaw
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1443861855
Category: Science
Page: 315
View: 8597
World-wide, the degradation and destruction of both natural and traditionally used semi-natural ecosystems is drastically increasing. Unfortunately, commercial seed mixtures, consisting of non-native species and genetically uniform cultivars, are widely used in grassland restoration, often with negative effects on biodiversity. Therefore, native species should be used in the ecological restoration of natural and semi-natural vegetation. This book compiles results from recent studies presented at a Special Session “Native seed production and use in restoration projects”, which was organised during the 8th European Conference on Ecological Restoration in České Budějovice, Czech Republic. The authors review the ecological and genetic aspects of seed propagation and species introduction both from a European and an American perspective, and discuss implications for the development of seed zones and for native seed production. Examples from different countries focus on native seed production in practice, and suggest different approaches for the certification of seed provenance. Best practice examples from Europe and the United States are used to indicate the advantages of using native seeds for ecological restoration of grasslands, field margins and sagebrush steppe. Finally, this volume also provides guidelines for the successful implementation of restoration projects for local authorities, landscape planners and NGOs in order to bridge gaps between research and practice.

The Wild and the Sown

Botany and Agriculture in Western Europe, 1350-1850
Author: Mauro Ambrosoli,Ambrosoli Mauro
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521465090
Category: Gardening
Page: 460
View: 4128
This book describes the spread of new agricultural practice in the half millennium after 1350, and reconstructs a neglected part of Europe's agricultural past: the introduction of fodder crops, and the continuous reorganisation of traditional botanical inputs within a new system of farming. It breaks entirely new ground by showing the distant historical origins of a major transformation in land potential and farm productivity. A vast range of evidence is cited from Italy, France, England and elsewhere to produce in effect an economic, social and cultural history of Europe in which the focus is on the long-distance consequences of the 'agricultural revolution'.

Europe's Living Landscapes

Essays Exploring Our Identity in the Countryside
Author: Bas Pedroli,Anne van Doorn,Geert de Blust
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004278079
Category: Science
Page: 432
View: 1596
Landscape is one of the most fascinating assets of Europe. The great diversity in landscapes reflects a multitude of historical layers. This book presents the story of some of the most expressive European landscapes. It explores how engagement may safeguard and improve landscape identity for the future.

Land Degradation

Creation and Destruction
Author: Douglas L. Johnson,Laurence A. Lewis
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780742519480
Category: Science
Page: 303
View: 5767
Land Degradation explores the substantial decrease in an area's biological productivity or usefulness to humans due to human activities. The second edition of Johnson and Lewis's well-received text thoroughly examines this growing area of study using a global perspective, as well as up-to-date information. The various case studies cover the history of land degradation, look at local and regional effects of human interactions with the environment, and compare creative destruction with destructive creation.

The Nation

Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: United States
Page: N.A
View: 2148

The Country Gentleman

Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: Agriculture
Page: N.A
View: 1023

Nordic Landscapes

Region and Belonging on the Northern Edge of Europe
Author: Michael Jones
Publisher: U of Minnesota Press
ISBN: 0816639140
Category: History
Page: 628
View: 8185
"Norden"-the region along the northern edge of Europe bordered by Russia and the Baltic nations to the east and by North America to the west-is a particularly fruitful site for the examination of the ever-evolving meaning of landscape and region as place. Contributors to this work reveal how Norden's regions and people have been defined by and against the dominant culture of Europe while at the same time their landscapes and cultures have shaped and inspired Europe's ways of life. Together, the essays provide a much-needed picture of this culturally rich and geographically varied part of the world. Contributors: Ingvild Austad, Sogn og Fjordane U College; Gabriel Bladh, Karlstad U; Tomas Germundsson, Lund U; Jens Christian Hansen, U of Bergen; Kirsten Hastrup, U of Copenhagen; Leif Hauge, Sogn og Fjordane U College; Maunu Häyrynen, U of Turku; Margareta Ihse, Stockholm U; Ari Aukusti Lehtinen, U of Joensuu; Anders Lundberg, U of Bergen; W. R. Mead, U College London; Ann Norderhaug, Norwegian Institute for Agricultural and Environmental Research; Venke Åsheim Olsen; Anssi Paasi, U of Oulu; Helle Skånes, Stockholm U; Bo Wagner Sørensen, Roskilde U; Ulf Sporrong, Stockholm U; Nils Storå, Åbo Academy U; Arne Thorsteinsson. Michael Jones is professor of geography at the University of Trondheim. Kenneth R. Olwig is professor of landscape theory at the Department of Landscape Architecture of Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences at Alnarp (SLU-Alnarp).

The Illustrated London News

Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Page: N.A
View: 8117

The Science and Practice of Landscape Stewardship

Author: Claudia Bieling,Tobias Plieninger
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107142261
Category: Nature
Page: 450
View: 8529
Improving the dynamic relationship between nature and human well-being is a pressing issue of our time. Landscapes embody this tight interconnectedness and serve as unique sustainability learning hubs, showcased by the global rise of place-based and holistic landscape stewardship initiatives. Incorporating these exciting developments, this book explores the principles of landscape stewardship and their function in fields such as agriculture, ecological restoration and urban green infrastructure. It provides insights into the challenges and the potential of landscape stewardship and identifies future paths for the science and practice of landscape-related sustainability efforts. Aligning analytical perspectives with practical applications, it brings together contributions from leading scholars and innovative models of landscape stewardship from all around the world, making it an essential resource for anyone interested in developing sustainable human-nature relationships.

The Land Question in South Africa

The Challenge of Transformation and Redistribution
Author: Lungisile Ntsebeza,Ruth Hall
Publisher: HSRC Press
ISBN: 9780796921635
Category: History
Page: 256
View: 7266
Discussing the issues at the heart of the land question in South Africa, this reference focuses on how to reverse the dispossessed land of the indigenous peoples and how a large-scale redistribution of land can contribute to the transformation of the economy and the reduction of poverty, both rural, and urban. Debating these issues, this reference discusses a land reform program that made limited headway since the 1994 democracy of the country. The book offers a robust assessment of that program and raises critical questions for its future. The volume includes contributions by leading scholars having wide appeal among activists and students, as well as academics, researchers, and policymakers.