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Spatial Ecological-Economic Analysis for Wetland Management
Modelling and Scenario Evaluation of Land Use

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  • Date Published: July 2012
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107405110

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  • World wetlands are endangered by human activities and development in all parts of the world. This book approaches the study of wetlands management and development policy by using integrated ecosystem modelling that draws on insights from hydrology, ecology and economics. The authors devote particular attention to the spatial dimension, the development of a set of complementary indicators, and the aggregation and evaluation of information.

    • Integrated modelling approach that combines elements from hydrology, ecology and economics
    • Emphasises the spatial dimension, complementary indicators, and evaluation
    • Presents a detailed case study of the Vecht area in the Netherlands which illustrates general principles of integrated ecosystem management
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    "The book successfully takes up the challenge of bringing together the natural and social sciences in spatially explicit scenario evaluation." - Ecoscience, Jan de Leeuw and Emile Dopheide, International Institute for Geo-Information

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    Product details

    • Date Published: July 2012
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107405110
    • length: 254 pages
    • dimensions: 244 x 170 x 13 mm
    • weight: 0.41kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction
    2. Wetlands and science
    3. Integrated modelling and assessment
    4. Theoretical framework and method of integrated study
    5. The Vecht area: history, problems and policy
    6. Development scenarios for the Vecht area
    7. The spatial-ecological model: hydrology and ecology
    8. The spatial-economic model: agriculture, nature conservation and outdoor recreation
    9. Performance indicators for the evaluation
    10. Evaluation of the scenarios
    11. Conclusions: policy and research implications

  • Authors

    Jeroen C. J. M. Bergh, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam

    Aat Barendregt, Universiteit Utrecht, The Netherlands

    Alison J. Gilbert, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam

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