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Forests and Landscapes

Forests and Landscapes

Linking Ecology, Sustainability and Aesthetics
IUFRO Research Series

Edited by S Sheppard, Department of Forest Resources Management, University of British Columbia, Canada, H Harshaw, Department of Forest Resources Management, University of British Columbia, Canada

December 2000 / Hardback / 304 Pages / 9780851995007 £105.00 / €135.00 / $199.95
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Main Description

Forests are an important component in the visual appeal of landscapes. There is an increasing recognition of the importance of this subject among foresters and environmental scientists. Increasingly, forest resource managers must consider both the aesthetic consequences of timber harvesting operations and management plans and public perceptions of the sustainability of forest eco-system management. Written by world class authorities this book is the first to address this subject area. It consists of 17 chapters and is divided into six parts. The interdisciplinary nature of the book brings together not only foresters and ecologists, but also landscape architects, psychologists and philosophers. Contributors are leading research workers in their subjects, from Canada, the USA and UK.

  • a: Foreword, Paul Gobster, Research Social Scientist with the USDA ForestService at the North Central Research Station, Chicago, IL
  • Part I: Linking Ecological Sustainability to Aesthetics: Do People PreferSustainable Landscapes?
  • 1: Landscape Aesthetics and Sustainability: An Introduction, S R J Sheppard and H W Harshaw
  • Part II: Seeing and Knowing: Approaches to Aesthetics and Sustainability
  • 2: Aesthetic Preferences and Ecological Sustainability, T C Daniel, University of Arizona, USA
  • 3: Aesthetic Preferences for Sustainable Landscapes: Seeing and Knowing, A Carlson, University of Alberta, Canada
  • 4: Visible and Non-Visible Indicators of Forest Sustainability: Beauty, Beholders and Belief Systems, J P (Hamish) Kimmins, University of British Columbia, Canada
  • 5: Why Do You Think that Hillside is Ugly? A Sociological Perspective on Aesthetics Values and Public Attitudes on Forests, D B Tindall, University of British Columbia, Canada
  • Part III: Perspectives on Forest Sustainability
  • 6: Criteria and Indicators of Sustainable Forestry: A Systems Approach, C D Oliver, University of Washington, USA, et al.
  • 7: International Initiatives for the Sustainable Management of Forests, J Burley, Oxford Forestry Institute, UK, and President, International Union of Forestry Research Organizations (IUFRO), UK
  • 8: The Tloo-qua-nah Principle in Forest Sustainability: A First Nations Perspective, Umeek (E R Atleo), Malaspina University-College, British Columbia
  • Part IV: Theories Relating Aesthetics and Forest Ecology
  • 9: An Ecologist’s Ideas About Landscape Beauty: Beauty in Art and Scenery as Influenced by Science and Ideology, D B Botkin, George Mason University, Virginia, USA
  • 10: Can a Fresh Look at the Psychology of Perception and Philosophy of Aesthetics Help Contribute to the Better Management of Forested Landscapes? S Bell, Heriot-Watt University, Scotland
  • 11: Beyond Visual Resource Management: Emerging Theories of an Ecological Aesthetic and Visible Stewardship, S R J Sheppard
  • 12: What is Essential may be Invisible to the Eye: Understanding the Role of Place and Social Learning in Achieving Sustainable Landscapes, L Kruger, USDA Forest Service, Washington, USA
  • Part V: Visualization of Forested Landscapes
  • 13: The Rhetoric of Visual Simulation in Forest Design: Some Research Directions, D Luymes, University of British Columbia, Canada
  • 14: Immersion in a Virtual Forest - Some Implications, B Orland and J Uusitalo, University of Joensuu, Finland
  • 15: Considerations for Digital Visualization of Landscape, J Danahy, University of Toronto, Canada
  • 16: Predicting Preference for Scenic Landscapes using Computer Simulations, J R Wherrett, Heriot-Watt University, Scotland
  • Part VI: Reconciling Forest Sustainability and Aesthetics
  • 17: Conclusions: Toward a Research Agenda for Forest Landscape Management, S R J Sheppard and H W Harshaw

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