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Multifunctional Land Use

Meeting Future Demands for Landscape Goods and Services

  • Ülo Mander
  • Hubert Wiggering
  • Katharina Helming
  • Interdisciplinary approach involving the social, economic, environmental and political dimension of land use, scientific basis for decision making and policies on European, national and regional level


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. Multifunctional land use: meeting future demands for landscape goods and services

    1. Ülo Mander, Katharina Helming, Hubert Wiggering
      Pages 1-13
  3. Theoretical background and concepts

    1. Henrik Vejre, Jens Abildtrup, Erling Andersen, Peter S. Andersen, Jesper Brandt, Anne Busck et al.
      Pages 93-104
  4. Implementation of multifunctional land use

    1. Tommy Dalgaard, Chris Kjeldsen, Nicholas Hutchings, Kathrin Happe, Amanda Osuch, Martin Damgaard et al.
      Pages 183-193
  5. Monitoring, modelling and assessing multifunctional land use

  6. Case studies for implementation of multifunctional land use

    1. Olivier Aznar, Jean-Bernard Marsat, Tina Rambonilaza
      Pages 293-303
    2. Erik Skärbäck
      Pages 305-326

About this book


Global change, land use policies and EU enlargement affect the driving forces for landscape functioning, land use management and rural development. New demands on landscapes and natural resources call for multifunctional approaches to land development. Tools are required to (i) identify the effects of land management on landscape sustainability and (ii) support the decision-making process on the multipurpose utilisation of landscape resources.

Scientists from across Europe installed the Landscape Tomorrow network to be prepared for new challenges of research on sustainable land development in a European perspective. In this publication they (i) analyse general principles of land use multifunctionality, (ii) highlight the specific requirements and approaches of implementing multifunctional land use from different disciplinary viewpoints, (iii) report on success stories of multifunctional land use from different geographic and political settings, and (iv) discuss modelling and monitoring approaches to scientifically assess the impact of mutlifunctional land use implementation. The book contributes to the scientific basis for future land development strategies and helps supporting land use decision making on the political, planning and management level.


Monitoring Sustainable land development development ecosystem environment forest innovation integration land management multifuncttional land use natural resources oil shale policy production sustainability

Editors and affiliations

  • Ülo Mander
    • 1
  • Hubert Wiggering
    • 2
  • Katharina Helming
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of GeographyUniversity of TartuTartuEstland
  2. 2.Leibniz-Centre of AgriculturalLandscape Research (ZALF)MünchebergGermany

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