MANAGING UPLAND RESOURCES
NEW APPROACHES FOR RURAL ENVIRONMENTS
by LOIS MANSFIELD

978-184995-229-3, June 2017

A comprehensive synthesis of academic and practical experience in understanding and managing upland environments.
Includes models and practice guides outlining how vital areas are to be managed, supported and developed for the future.
Provides practical options to create solutions.
Many traditional approaches to rural land management are strictly sectoral, with a rigid introspective focus. Consequently the impact of silo-driven change on other land users they can often be overlooked or not appreciated. This book critically reviews why there has yet to be a clear route to upland resource management and provides insight and options for integrated transdisciplinary land management solutions for rural areas, specifically uplands. It considers the problem in order to derive appropriate solutions enhanced by a number of in-depth case studies by resource management professionals and the use of many examples of contemporary good practice from different uplands, organisations, projects and programmes.

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ROUTLEDGE HANDBOOK OF ECOSYSTEM SERVICES
EDITED BY MARION POTSCHIN, ROY HAINES-YOUNG, ROBERT FISH AND R. KERRY TURNER
Routledge – Feburary 2016 – 640 pages
HB: 978-1-13-802508-0
£135.00 £108.00 / $220.00 $176.00
20% Discount Available at www.routledge.com with code DC361

The idea that nature provides services to people is one of the most powerful concepts to have emerged over the last two decades. It is shaping our understanding of the role that biodiverse ecosystems play in the environment and their benefits for humankind. As a result, there is a growing interest in operational and methodological issues surrounding ecosystem services amongst environmental managers, and many institutions are now developing teaching programmes to equip the next generation with the skills needed to apply the concepts more effectively.
This handbook provides a comprehensive reference text on ecosystem services, integrating natural and social science (including economics). Collectively the chapters, written by the world’s leading authorities, demonstrate the importance of biodiversity for people, policy and practice. They also show how the value of ecosystems to society can be expressed in monetary and non-monetary terms, so that the environment can be better taken into account in decision making. The significance of the ecosystem service paradigm is that it helps us redefine and better communicate the relationships between people and nature. It is shown how these are essential to resolving challenges such as sustainable development and poverty reduction, and the creation of a green economy in developing and developed world contexts.

A new book on water and ecosystem services is now open access.
Download for free at http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0024/002447/244743e.pdf

In May 27 – 29, 2015 in Nitra, Slovakia, took place the 17th International Symposium on Landscape and Landscape Ecology. Now, it is possible to download the
PROCEEDINGS OF THE SYMPOSIUM: http://www.uke.sav.sk/phocadownload/symposium/Proceedings-SymposiumLandscapeEcology2015-Slovakia.pdf

 

Symposium was attended by 128 participants from 21 countries of Europe, America and Asia (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Germany, Hungary, India, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, the Russian Federation, Serbia, the Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, the U.S.A., Ukraine and the United Kingdom).