Landscaping Books

  • Protected landscapes and agrobiodiversity values

    The publication presents twelve case studies from different parts of the world illustrating the role Protected Landscapes are playing in conserving agrobiodiversity and related knowledge and practices. A synthesis focuses on the key lessons to be learned from these case ...

  • Protected Landscapes and Cultural and Spiritual Values

    This is the second volume in the new series on the Value of Protected Landscapes and Seascapes. Each volume in the series will explore the different values that this category provides through a set of case studies preceded by a synthesis section discussing the lessons to be learnt. This volume breaks new ground by documenting, on a global scale, ...

  • Handbook of Regenerative Landscape Design

    What if environmentally damaged landscapes could not only be remediated from an ecological standpoint, but also designed to replenish an entire community as well as the nature surrounding it? The Handbook of Regenerative Landscape Design incorporates ecology, engineering, sociology, and design elements into a new paradigm for environmental ...

  • Handbook of Regenerative Landscape Design

    What if environmentally damaged landscapes could not only be remediated from an ecological standpoint, but also designed to replenish an entire community as well as the nature surrounding it? The Handbook of Regenerative Landscape Design incorporates ecology, engineering, sociology, and design elements into a new paradigm for environmental ...

  • Handbook of Turfgrass Management and Physiology

    A multibillion dollar industry that has tripled in the last ten years, turfgrass management plays an important role in landscaping, golf courses, and other sports surfaces. Proper management and cultural practices are crucial for the performance of these versatile grasses, creating a demand among scientists, researchers, and industry professionals ...

  • International trade rules and the agriculture sector. Selected implementation issues (En)

    Series: FAO Legislative StudiesSince the establishment of the WTO, there have been significant changes in the legal and institutional landscape of many developing countries. Whatever the motivation for trade-related legal reform, our experience in the FAO Legal Office has been that besides the substantial costs involved, there are many challenges ...

  • Ecology and Management of a Forested Landscape: Fifty Years on the Savannah River Site

    Can land degraded by centuries of agriculture be restored to something approaching its original productivity and diversity? This book tells the story of fifty years of restoration and management of the forested landscape of the Savannah River Site, a 310-square-mile tract of land in the coastal plain of South Carolina that has been closed to the ...

  • Exploring Biological Diversity, Environment and Local People's Perspective in Forest Landscapes

    This document is intended for those interested in gathering natural resource information that reflects the needs of local communities in the forest-rich landscapes of the Malinau watershed in East Kalimantan ( Indonesian Borneo ...

  • Weed management for developing countries. Addendum 1 (En)

    Series: FAO Plant Production and Protection PapersIn 1994 FAO published ' Weed management for developing countries' , to make available the most relevant information on weed management. As there have been several new developments on weed management, FAO has updated the available information in this new publication on improved weed management. Weed ...

  • Goose production (En)

    Series: FAO Animal Production and Health PapersThis publication is a guide to sustainable domestic goose production. Geese have a number of inherent advantages: they can consume and digest large amounts of high fibre and low-quality feed; they are easy to manage; and their rapid growth renders them one of the most efficient sources for meat ...

  • The Miombo in Transition

    Miombo woodlands are the most extensive vegetation type in Africa south of the equator. These dry tropical woodlands cover some 2.5 million hectares and are home to over 40 million people. Miombo products are very important to the livelihoods and basic needs of an additional 15 million urban Africans.Miombo woodlands are the most extensive ...

  • Managing conflicts in protected areas

    This handbook was written for staff working in protected areas around the world (including parks, wilderness areas, resarch areas, and other types of protected landscapes) who encounter conflicts of all kinds. The Handbook can also be a resource for other interested parties who want to play a constructive role in protected area conflicts. A simple ...

  • Local-Level Economic Valuation of Savanna Woodland Resources: Village cases from Zimbabwe

    This case study of the Hidden Harvest project aimed to undertake a local-level valuation exercise on wild food and tree based resources, and to assess the applicability of PRA techniques for local level resource valuation. It brought together a range of specialities in a workshop setting in the Hot Springs area of ...

  • Functional Ecology of Woodlands and Forests

    Functional Ecology of Woodlands is firmly based on the factors which govern the composition of woodland communities, but goes on to explore the dynamics of interactions between various ecosystem components. This is an authoritative text on the functioning of forest ecosystems, which will also assist readers to reach informed decisions about ...

  • Functional Ecology of Woodlands and Forests

    Functional Ecology of Woodlands is firmly based on the factors which govern the composition of woodland communities, but goes on to explore the dynamics of interactions between various ecosystem components. This is an authoritative text on the functioning of forest ecosystems, which will also assist readers to reach informed decisions about ...

  • Protected Landscapes

    Many countries have areas with special natural qualities characterized by the harmonious interaction between resident populations and the land. This book sets out the varied approaches to establishing such areas as protected landscapes. It provides guidance on criteria for selection of landscapes, implementation, management and the legal ...

  • Ecology and Management of Coppice Woodlands

    Contributed to by leading experts, this book looks at the history of coppice woodlands, their physical environment, the different management techniques used and their effects on the flora and fauna. The implications of this for conservation is controversial and this is debated in a lively way in many of the chapters. ...

  • Patterns and Processes in Forest Landscapes

    Increasing evidence suggests that the composition and spatial configuration – the pattern – of forest landscapes affect many ecological processes, including the movement and persistence of particular species, the susceptibility and spread of disturbances such as fires or pest outbreaks, and the redistribution of matter and nutrients. Understanding ...

  • Woodland Conservation and Management

    New edition of book which is a course text in woodland conservation and management. The text has been updated throughout and has a major new chapter dealing with developments in conservation and management policies over the last ten years in a European context, including developments in vegetation classification systems and outcomes of ...

  • Ecosystem Organization of a Complex Landscape

    This volume provides a synthesis of long-term ecological analyses in the Bornhöved Lake District as a representative landscape of northern Germany. The emphasis is on the comprehensive assessment of matter and energy fluxes in and between the terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems and their biocoenotic structures and dynamics on the one hand, and on ...

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