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Resilience and the Cultural Landscape
Understanding and Managing Change in Human-Shaped Environments

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Tobias Plieninger, Claudia Bieling, Paul Selman, Thomas Kirchhoff, Fridolin Brand, Deborah Hoheisel, Lesley Head, Marie Stenseke, Regina Lindborg, Annika Dhalberg, Elin Slätmo, Mats Widgren, Matthias Bürgi, Felix Kienast, Anna M. Hersperger, Alejandro J. Rescia, María E. Pérez-Corona, Paula Arribas-Ureña, John W. Dover, Andreas Röhring, Ludger Gailing, William Found, Marta Berbés-Blázquez, Kira Gee, Benjamin Burkhard, Katrin Prager, Magnus Tuvendal, Thomas Elmqvist, Elisa Oteros-Rozas, José A. González, Berta Martín-López, César A. López, Carlos Montes, Christine Van der Stege, Brigitte Vogl-Lukasser, Christian R. Vogl, Betsy A. Beymer-Farris, Thomas J. Bassett, Ian Bryceson, Carole L. Crumley, Ann P. Kinzig
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  • Date Published: November 2012
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  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107020788

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  • All over the world, efforts are being made to preserve landscapes facing fundamental change as a consequence of widespread agricultural intensification, land abandonment and urbanization. The 'cultural landscape' and 'resilience' approaches have, until now, largely been viewed as distinct methods for understanding the effects of these dynamics and the ways in which they might be adapted or managed. This book brings together these two perspectives, providing new insights into the social-ecological resilience of cultural landscapes by coming to terms with, and challenging, the concepts of 'driving forces', 'thresholds', 'adaptive cycles' and 'adaptive management'. By linking these research communities, this book develops a new perspective on landscape changes. Based on firm conceptual contributions and rich case studies from Europe, the Americas and Australia, it will appeal to anyone interested in analyzing and managing change in human-shaped environments in the context of sustainability.

    • Provides a new perspective on landscape change, offering insight for anyone involved in research on landscape change or its practical management
    • Features compelling and accessible case studies, examining the major processes of landscape change and illustrating the potentials and limitations of resilience-based landscape analysis and management
    • Links conceptual and empirical approaches, enabling readers to develop firmly-based knowledge on patterns and processes in human-shaped environments
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    "The book contributes a new dimension (i.e., broader spatial scale) of CHN and also serves as a theoretical frontier in the ecological understanding of resilience. Highly recommended."
    J. Chen, University of Toronto for Choice Magazine

    "I have studied the cultural landscapes of Romania for more than a decade. This book helped me to better understand them, and to judge them more realistically. I warmly recommend this insightful book for landscape ecology scholars and beyond, to every person truly interested in a holistic understanding of the cultural landscapes."
    T. Hartel, Sapientia University for Landscape Ecology

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    • Date Published: November 2012
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107020788
    • length: 361 pages
    • dimensions: 253 x 181 x 23 mm
    • weight: 0.9kg
    • contains: 68 b/w illus. 13 tables
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    1. Connecting cultural landscapes to resilience Tobias Plieninger and Claudia Bieling
    Part I. Conceptualising Landscapes and Social-Ecological Systems:
    2. Landscapes as integrating frameworks for human, environmental and policy processes Paul Selman
    3. From cultural landscapes to resilient social-ecological systems: transformation of a classical paradigm or a novel approach? Thomas Kirchhoff, Fridolin Brand and Deborah Hoheisel
    4. Conceptualising the human in cultural landscapes and resilience thinking Lesley Head
    5. System or arena? Conceptual concerns around the analysis of landscape dynamics Marie Stenseke, Regina Lindborg, Annika Dhalberg and Elin Slätmo
    6. Resilience thinking vs. political ecology: understanding the dynamics of small-scale, labour-intensive farming landscapes Mats Widgren
    Part II. Analysing Landscape Resilience:
    7. In search of resilient behaviour: using the driving forces framework to study cultural landscapes Matthias Bürgi, Felix Kienast and Anna M. Hersperger
    8. Cultural landscapes as complex adaptive systems: the cases of northern Spain and northern Argentina Alejandro J. Rescia, María E. Pérez-Corona, Paula Arribas-Ureña and John W. Dover
    9. Linking path dependency and resilience for the analysis of landscape development Andreas Röhring and Ludger Gailing
    10. The sugar-cane landscape of the Caribbean islands: resilience, adaptation and transformation of the plantation social-ecological system William Found and Marta Berbés-Blázquez
    11. Offshore wind farming on Germany's North Sea coast: tracing regime shifts across scales Kira Gee and Benjamin Burkhard
    Part III. Managing Landscapes for Resilience:
    12. Collective efforts to manage cultural landscapes for resilience Katrin Prager
    13. Response strategy assessment: a tool for evaluating resilience for the management of social-ecological systems Magnus Tuvendal and Thomas Elmqvist
    14. Ecosystem services and social-ecological resilience in transhumance cultural landscapes: learning from the past, looking for a future Elisa Oteros-Rozas, José A. González, Berta Martín-López, César A. López and Carlos Montes
    15. The role of homegardens in strengthening social-ecological resilience: case studies from Cuba and Austria Christine Van der Stege, Brigitte Vogl-Lukasser and Christian R. Vogl
    16. Promises and pitfalls of adaptive management in resilience thinking: the lens of political ecology Betsy A. Beymer-Farris, Thomas J. Bassett and Ian Bryceson
    Part IV. Perspectives for Resilient Landscapes:
    17. A heterarchy of knowledges: tools for the study of landscape histories and futures Carole L. Crumley
    18. Towards a deeper understanding of the social in resilience: the contributions of cultural landscapes Ann P. Kinzig
    19. Resilience and cultural landscapes: opportunities, relevance and ways ahead Claudia Bieling and Tobias Plieninger
    Index.

  • Editors

    Tobias Plieninger, Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities
    Tobias Plieninger is Associate Professor in Countryside Planning at the University of Copenhagen. He is an environmental scientist with a commitment to inter- and transdisciplinary landscape research. He has researched and published extensively on the driving forces, processes and impacts of change in European cultural landscapes at various spatial and temporal scales.

    Claudia Bieling, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, Germany
    Claudia Bieling is a landscape researcher at the Institute for Landscape Management at the University of Freiburg, Germany. Focusing on the mutual relations between people and place, she investigates land use and its various meanings for small-scale landowners and society. Her work particularly addresses landscape perceptions, immaterial benefits provided by landscapes ('cultural ecosystem services') and nature and heritage preservation in the context of private land use. She has studied these topics in an array of interdisciplinary projects on different land use forms, ranging from livestock husbandry and viticulture to forestry practices, and in different European regions.

    Contributors

    Tobias Plieninger, Claudia Bieling, Paul Selman, Thomas Kirchhoff, Fridolin Brand, Deborah Hoheisel, Lesley Head, Marie Stenseke, Regina Lindborg, Annika Dhalberg, Elin Slätmo, Mats Widgren, Matthias Bürgi, Felix Kienast, Anna M. Hersperger, Alejandro J. Rescia, María E. Pérez-Corona, Paula Arribas-Ureña, John W. Dover, Andreas Röhring, Ludger Gailing, William Found, Marta Berbés-Blázquez, Kira Gee, Benjamin Burkhard, Katrin Prager, Magnus Tuvendal, Thomas Elmqvist, Elisa Oteros-Rozas, José A. González, Berta Martín-López, César A. López, Carlos Montes, Christine Van der Stege, Brigitte Vogl-Lukasser, Christian R. Vogl, Betsy A. Beymer-Farris, Thomas J. Bassett, Ian Bryceson, Carole L. Crumley, Ann P. Kinzig

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