Ecosystem Services of Headwater Catchments

  • Josef Křeček
  • Martin Haigh
  • Thomas Hofer
  • Eero Kubin
  • Catrin Promper

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Headwater Environment and Natural Resources

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Eero Kubin, Josef Křeček
      Pages 23-32
    3. Antonio D. del Campo, M. González-Sanchis, A. Lidón, A. García-Prats, C. Lull, I. Bautista et al.
      Pages 45-57
    4. Jaroslav Balek
      Pages 59-65
  3. Enhancing Environmental Services in Headwaters

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 67-67
    2. Jérôme Lievois, Xavier Gauquelin, Anthony Dubois, Alison Evans
      Pages 69-77
    3. Michael A. Fullen, Zhu Youyong, Wu Bozhi, Li Chengyun, Li Yong Mei, An Tong Xin et al.
      Pages 117-126
    4. Ladislav Palán, Petr Punčochář
      Pages 127-136
  4. Environmental Services in the Changing World

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 137-137
    2. Christin Haida, Clemens Geitner, Michiko Hama, Richard Hastik, Karl-Michael Höferl, Katrin Schneider
      Pages 151-168
    3. Stanimir Kostadinov, Olivera Košanin, Ana Petrović, Slavoljub Dragićević
      Pages 215-222
  5. New Challenges for Environmental Education and Active Citizenship

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 289-308

About this book


This book addresses the evaluation of environmental impacts and services identified in headwaters of different eco-zones around the world. It presents 24 papers selected from contributions to recent meetings of the European Forestry Commission Working Party on the Management of Mountain Watersheds, which is coordinated by the FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations). Through its biennial sessions and inter-session activities, the Working Party focuses on the continuous exchange of knowledge and experience between professionals in Europe and other regions of the world confronted with similar issues.
The contributions have been updated and peer-reviewed, and the interdisciplinary team of authors includes experts from the fields of geography, hydrology, chemistry, biology, forestry, ecology and socio-economics. The participatory management of headwater catchments in Europe, Africa, America and Asia was the central theme of the articles, which were divided into four sessions: (1) Headwater Environment and Natural Resources, (2) Enhancing Environmental Services in Headwaters, (3) Environmental Services in the Changing World, and (4) New Challenges for Environmental Education and Active Citizenship. The practical applications shown in the book address the multi-resource concept.
The book offers a unique and valuable resource for environmentalists, engineers, watershed planners and policymakers alike. 


Ecosystem services governance processes Headwater catchment and natural resources Resource management and mountain watersheds Climate change mitigation and environmental education Active citizenship and mountain catchments

Editors and affiliations

  • Josef Křeček
    • 1
  • Martin Haigh
    • 2
  • Thomas Hofer
    • 3
  • Eero Kubin
    • 4
  • Catrin Promper
    • 5
  1. 1.Department of HydrologyCzech Technical UniversityPragueCzech Republic
  2. 2.Department of Social SciencesOxford Brookes UniversityOxfordUnited Kingdom
  3. 3.Forestry DepartmentFAORomeItaly
  4. 4.LUKEOulu UniversityOuluFinland
  5. 5.Austrian Federal Ministry of AgricultureForestry, Environment and Water ManagementViennaAustria

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