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
    7. Christina von Haaren, Jan Bug, Jan Barkmann
      Pages 267-276
    8. Stefan Rüter, Paul Opdam
      Pages 277-299
    9. Peter Stubkjær Andersen, Carolin Galler
      Pages 301-314
    10. Andrew A. Lovett
      Pages 315-326
  5. Part IV

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 327-327
    2. Christian Albert, Christina von Haaren
      Pages 329-340
    3. Miguel A. Cebrián-Piqueras
      Pages 341-358
    4. Richard J. Cooper, Kevin M. Hiscock, Andrew A. Lovett
      Pages 359-379
    5. Christian Albert, Thiemen Boll, Peter Haus, Johannes Hermes, Christina von Haaren
      Pages 381-387
    6. Christoffer Lange-Kabitz, Birte Bredemeier, Christina von Haaren, Jan Barkmann
      Pages 389-408
    7. Christian Albert, Christina von Haaren, Hermann Klug, Raphael Weber
      Pages 423-433
  6. Part V

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 435-435
    2. Sebastian Krätzig, Carolin Galler, Bartlett Warren-Kretzschmar
      Pages 437-452
    3. Bartlett Warren-Kretzschmar, Christina von Haaren
      Pages 453-460
  7. Part VI

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 461-462
    2. Vivek Shandas, Christina von Haaren, Hiroyuki Shimizu, Rachelle Alterman, Andrew A. Lovett
      Pages 463-494
    3. Christian Albert, Christina von Haaren, Andrew A. Lovett
      Pages 495-499
  8. Christina von Haaren, Andrew A. Lovett, Christian Albert
    Pages C1-C3
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 501-506

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

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