Designing Green Landscapes

  • Klaus von Gadow
  • Timo Pukkala

Part of the Managing Forest Ecosystems book series (MAFE, volume 15)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-X
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Klaus von Gadow, Tuula Nuutinen, Seppo Kellomäki
      Pages 3-30
  3. Assessing the Landscape

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 31-31
    2. Samuel A Cushman, Kevin McGarigal
      Pages 33-51
    3. Petteri Packalén, Matti Maltamo, Timo Tokola
      Pages 53-77
    4. Christoph Kätsch
      Pages 79-108
  4. Numerical Analysis of Landscape Design

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 109-109
    2. Pete Bettinger, Young-Hwan Kim
      Pages 111-135
    3. Anne-Hélène Mathey, John Nelson
      Pages 169-185
    4. Howard Hoganson, Jose G. Borges, Yu Wei
      Pages 187-213
    5. Jordi Garcia-Gonzalo, Manfred J. Lexer, Heli Peltola, Seppo Kellomäki
      Pages 215-241
  5. Computer Graphics and Visualization

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 243-243
    2. André O. Falcão
      Pages 245-263
    3. Rüdiger Mach
      Pages 265-286

About this book


Von Gadow and Pukkala’s unique, Designing Green Landscapes, presents the latest thinking in adaptive management for forest ecosystems. Based on the ‘multiple path’ principle, this approach links species choice and silvicultural methods with changing demands and changing environmental conditions, to ensure continuous adaptation, often several times within the lifetime of a tree.

The ‘multiple path’ principle at the core of this approach represents a robust theoretical framework for designing forested landscapes. It provides a logical basis both for coordinating spatial objectives and for integrating varied forms of expertise; it limits planning horizons to realistic timeframes; and it allows for forecasts based on current real attributes of spatially explicit land parcels. This is in stark contrast with traditional forestry practices which simply assess the forest resource at regular time intervals and prescribe standard management schedules for specific forest types.

Presenting new approaches to land management, this book represents a useful reference text for researchers and graduate students in forest management, ecology, modelling and landscape planning. It will also provide a valuable resource for professionals working for Land Management Agencies or as environmental consultants.


Forest design Forest planning Landscape planning Optimisation automata computer graphics ecology environment forest numerical analysis optimization

Editors and affiliations

  • Klaus von Gadow
    • 1
  • Timo Pukkala
    • 2
  1. 1.Georg-August-UniversityGöttingenGermany
  2. 2.University of JoensuuJoensuuFinland

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