Landscape Ecology as the Scientific Basis for Holistic Land Appraisal, Planning and Management

  • Z. Naveh
Part of the NATO Conference Series book series (NATOCS, volume 10)


Rational land use — is it achievable using ecological principles of integrated land appraisal, planning and management ? Many of the contributions to this book outline principles and techniques but at the same time they have reminded us, again and again, that there are severe constraints on a fully-integrated holistic, approach to the real world of decision making on land uses. In September 1981 I had the opportunity to participate in the International MAB- UNESCO Scientific Conference “Ecology in Practice, Establishing A Scientific Basis for Land Management” in Paris, marking the anniversary of the Man and the Biosphere Programme (Di Castri et al, 1984). This contributed greatly to the international and interdisciplinary basis of research and training aimed at rational land use, but how should the communication gaps between scientists, the land use planners, managers, sociologists, economists and decision makers be overcome ?


Landscape Ecology Holistic Approach Landscape Unit Land System Rational Land 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Z. Naveh
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  1. 1.Lowdermilk Faculty of Agricultural EngineeringIsrael Institute of Technology TechnionHaifaIsrael

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