Ecological networks: Connecting environmental, economic and social systems?
James, P, Ashley, J and Evans , A 2000, 'Ecological networks: Connecting environmental, economic and social systems? ' , Landscape Research, 25 (3) , pp. 345-353.
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Ecological networks for different spatial scales (international to sub-regional) are being defined and realized throughout Europe. Historically they have been focused on nature conservation, but they may offer a mechanism whereby a holistic, integrated and long-term approach to regional and sub-regional sustainable development can be promoted. Economic, social and environmental factors operate at different spatial and temporal scales, presenting challenges to those wishing to develop an ecological network. A case study based on the development of an ecological network for Cheshire, a sub-region of the European Region-North West (UK), demonstrates how environmental issues might be integrated with social and economic drivers of change. A framework for an ecological network is proposed by combining an outline model of the socio-ecological system within Cheshire with a checklist that can be used to assess the sustainable management of a landscape.
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Ecological Networks; Rural Development; Sustainable Development|
|Themes:||Subjects / Themes > Q Science > QH Natural history|
Subjects / Themes > Q Science > QH Natural history > QH001 General, inc. conservation, geographical distribution
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|Schools:||Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology|
Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of Environment and Life Sciences
Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of Environment and Life Sciences > Ecosystems and Environment Research Centre
|Journal or Publication Title:||Landscape Research|
|Publisher:||Taylor & Francis|
|Depositing User:||Users 29196 not found.|
|Date Deposited:||20 Aug 2010 10:40|
|Last Modified:||08 Mar 2012 09:52|
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