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Landscape Planning with Ecosystem Services

Theories and Methods for Application in Europe

  • Christina von Haaren
  • Andrew A. Lovett
  • Christian Albert

Part of the Landscape Series book series (LAEC, volume 24)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvii
  2. Part I

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Christina von Haaren, Andrew A. Lovett, Christian Albert
      Pages 3-9
    3. Christina von Haaren, Andrew A. Lovett, Christian Albert
      Pages 11-18
    4. Christina von Haaren, Andrew A. Lovett, Christian Albert
      Pages 19-42
    5. Christina von Haaren, Andrew A. Lovett
      Pages 43-63
    6. Andrew A. Lovett, Gisela Sünnenberg
      Pages 65-75
    7. Daniela Kempa, Andrew A. Lovett
      Pages 77-88
  3. Part II

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 89-89
    2. Felix Kienast, Julian Helfenstein, Adrienne Grêt-Regamey, Roy Haines-Young, Marion Potschin
      Pages 91-101
    3. Christian Schleyer, Sylvia Herrmann, Irene Bouwma, Eeva Primmer, Klara J. Winkler
      Pages 103-121
    4. Christian Albert, Rodrigo Caracciolo Martins, Andrew A. Lovett
      Pages 123-133
  4. Part III

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 135-135
    2. Richard J. Cooper, Kevin M. Hiscock
      Pages 153-178
    3. Claudia Palmas, Michael Rode, Andrew A. Lovett
      Pages 179-192
    4. Hermann Klug, Steffen Reichel
      Pages 193-203
    5. Amy Thomas, Catharina Schulp
      Pages 205-219
    6. Sónia Carvalho Ribeiro, Olaf Schroth, Eva Konkoly-Gyuró, Johannes Hermes, Thiemen Boll, Christina von Haaren
      Pages 221-252

About this book


Human well-being depends in many ways on maintaining the stock of natural resources which deliver the services from which humans benefit. However, these resources and flows of services are increasingly threatened by unsustainable and competing land uses.  Particular threats exist to those public goods whose values are not well-represented in markets or whose deterioration will only affect future generations. As market forces alone are not sufficient, effective means for local and regional planning are needed in order to safeguard scarce natural resources, coordinate land uses and create sustainable landscape structures. 

This book argues that a solution to such challenges in Europe can be found by merging the landscape planning tradition with ecosystem services concepts. Landscape planning has strengths in recognition of public benefits and implementation mechanisms, while the ecosystem services approach makes the connection between the status of natural assets and human well-being more explicit. It can also provide an economic perspective, focused on individual preferences and benefits, which helps validate the acceptability of environmental planning goals. Thus linking landscape planning and ecosystem services provides a two-way benefit, creating a usable science to meet the needs of local and regional decision making.

The book is structured around the Drivers-Pressures-State- Impact-Responses framework, providing an introduction to relevant concepts, methodologies and techniques. It presents a new, ecosystem services-informed, approach to landscape planning that constitutes both a framework and toolbox for students and practitioners to address the environmental and landscape challenges of 21st century Europe. 


Ecosystem services Environmental planning Landscape design Landscape ecology Landscape planning Landscape services

Editors and affiliations

  • Christina von Haaren
    • 1
  • Andrew A. Lovett
    • 2
  • Christian Albert
    • 3
  1. 1.Institute of Environmental PlanningLeibniz University HannoverHannoverGermany
  2. 2.School of Environmental SciencesUniversity of East AngliaNorwichUK
  3. 3.Institute of Environmental PlanningLeibniz University HannoverHannoverGermany

About the editors

Christina von Haaren is Professor of Landscape Planning and Nature Conservation at the Institute of Environmental Planning at Leibniz Universität Hannover. She has been working for decades on landscape planning theories and methods and is especially interested in the implementation of sustainable agriculture and renewable energies 

Christian Albert is Junior Professor of Landscape Planning and Ecosystem Services at the Institute of Environmental Planning at Leibniz Universität Hannover. He has expertise in the theories and methods of landscape planning, ecosystem services, and sustainability science 

Andrew Lovett is Professor of Geography in the School of Environmental Sciences at the University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK. He is a specialist in Geographical Information Systems, with interests in catchment management, energy system transitions and natural capital

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