Placing People at the Centre of Landscape Assessment

  • Patricia J Fitzsimons
  • Donald Cherry
Part of the Lecture Notes in Geoinformation and Cartography book series (LNGC)


>Environmental indicators assist governments to fulfil legislative requirements to report on environmental condition and trends, but they also play a broader role in the management of natural and human resources. To ensure an assessment of environmental condition and trends digestible to policy makers, an integrated approach is advocated that gives recognition to conflict and uncertainties surrounding environmental impacts whilst developing the capacity to consider cultural values and economic variables.

This chapter provides a review of three conceptual frameworks used to identify indicators and to guide an integrated assessment of socioecological processes. A case study approach is used to apply the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment (MA) framework to two Victorian landscapes.


Ecosystem Service Human Wellbeing Integrate Assessment Environmental Indicator Millennium Ecosystem Assessment 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Patricia J Fitzsimons
    • 1
  • Donald Cherry
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Primary IndustriesParkville CentreAustralia
  2. 2.Department of Primary IndustriesEpsom CentreAustralia

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