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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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Abstract

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.

Item Type: Article
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
Subjects outside of the University Themes
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
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 0142-6397
Depositing User: Users 29196 not found.
Date Deposited: 20 Aug 2010 09:40
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 16:20
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/9603

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