Strengthening landscape ecology's contribution to a sustainable environment

Mcalpine, Clive A., Seabrook, Leonie M., Morrison, Tiffany H., and Rhodes, Jonathan R. (2013) Strengthening landscape ecology's contribution to a sustainable environment. In: Fu, Bojie, and Jones, K. Bruce, (eds.) Landscape Ecology for Sustainable Environment and Culture. Springer, London, pp. 21-35.

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The need to avert unacceptable and irreversible environmental change is one of the most urgent challenges facing society. Landscape ecology has the capacity to help address these challenges by providing spatially-explicit solutions to landscape sustainability problems. However, despite a large body of research, the real impact of landscape ecology on sustainable landscape management and planning is still limited. This essay identifies four key areas where landscape ecology can strengthen its contribution to achieving a sustainable environment. These are: recognising the growing complexity of landscape sustainability problems; adopting a formal problem-solving framework to landscape sustainability problems; helping to bridge the implementation gap between science and practice; and developing stronger links between landscape ecology and restoration ecology.

Item ID: 39836
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
ISBN: 978-94-007-6530-6
ISSN: 978-94-007-6530-6
Keywords: communities, complexity, decision analysis, economic constraints, landascape sustainability problems, risk, uncertainty, institutional design
Funders: National Environmental Research Program (NERP), Australian Research Council (ARC)
Projects and Grants: ARC FT100100338
Date Deposited: 08 Sep 2015 06:53
FoR Codes: 16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1605 Policy and Administration > 160510 Public Policy @ 35%
05 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050205 Environmental Management @ 35%
16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1604 Human Geography > 160404 Urban and Regional Studies (excl Planning) @ 30%
SEO Codes: 94 LAW, POLITICS AND COMMUNITY SERVICES > 9402 Government and Politics > 940204 Public Services Policy Advice and Analysis @ 50%
87 CONSTRUCTION > 8701 Construction Planning > 870103 Regional Planning @ 50%
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