Recent Dynamics of the Mediterranean Vegetation and Landscape

Recent Dynamics of the Mediterranean Vegetation and Landscape

Editor(s): Stefano Mazzoleni, Gaetano Di Pasquale, Mark Mulligan, Paolo Di Martino, Francisco Rego

Published Online: 13 OCT 2005

Print ISBN: 9780470093696

Online ISBN: 9780470093719

DOI: 10.1002/0470093714

About this Book

The Mediterranean region has been shaped by human activity and maintained by traditional practices of land use for centuries.  This has affected the distribution of plants and the landscape, which can be considered as part of the European cultural landscape.  This book details the rapid changes that have taken place in the vegetation of the Mediterranean in the last half-century, a period in which major socio-economic development greatly affected the cultural and physical landscape.

Table of contents

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  1. Part I: Overview of the Mediterranean Basin

    1. Chapter 2

      Forest History in the Mediterranean Region (pages 13–20)

      Gaetano Di Pasquale, Paolo Di Martino and Stefano Mazzoleni

  2. Part II: Southern Landscapes: General Issues

  3. Part III: Southern Landscapes: Case Studies

    1. Chapter 6

      Recent Landscape Evolution in Dehesa Woodlands of Western Spain (pages 57–72)

      P. Regato-Pajares, S. Jiménez-Caballero, M. Castejón and R. Elena-Rosselló

    2. Chapter 8

      Land-use Changes and Landscape Dynamics in Western Crete (pages 81–93)

      Vasilios P. Papanastasis, Ioannis Ispikoudis, Margarita Arianoutsou, Petros Kakouros and Angelos Kazaklis

  4. Part IV: Northern Landscapes: General Issues

  5. Part V: Northern Landscapes: Case Studies

    1. Chapter 16

      Rural Changes and Landscape in Serra da Malcata, Central East of Portugal (pages 189–200)

      J. Luís Coelho-Silva, Francisco Castro Rego, Sofia Castelbranco Silveira, C. Paula Cardoso Gonçalves and Carlos Alberto Machado

    2. Chapter 17

      Landscape Dynamics in the Area of Serra Da Arrábida and the Sado River Estuary (pages 201–209)

      Paulo Godinho Ferreira, Mário Almeida, Alexandra Fernandes, Paola Codipietro and Francisco Castro Rego

    3. Chapter 18

      Changes in Landscape Structure of the Natural Park of Alvão (Portugal) (pages 211–216)

      Isabel Timóteo, João Bento, Francisco Castro Rego and Adelaide Fernandes

  6. Part VI: Edge of the Mediterranean Area

  7. Part VII: Epilogue

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