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Collateral Values

The Natural Capital Created by Landscapes of War

  • Todd R. Lookingbill
  • Peter D. Smallwood
Book

Part of the Landscape Series book series (LAEC, volume 25)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Todd R. Lookingbill, Peter D. Smallwood
      Pages 3-14
  3. Battlefields

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 15-15
    2. Justin Madron, Lauren Tilton
      Pages 17-36
    3. Carly D. Sibilia, Geoffrey Carter, Todd R. Lookingbill
      Pages 37-76
    4. Todd R. Lookingbill, Emily S. Minor, Lisa A. Wainger
      Pages 133-154
  4. Borderlands

  5. Synthesis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 261-261
    2. Peter D. Smallwood, Todd R. Lookingbill
      Pages 263-270
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 271-274

About this book

Introduction

This book explores the unanticipated benefits that may arise after wars and conflicts, showing how the preservation of battlefields and the establishment of borderlands can create natural capital in the former landscapes of war. The editors call this Collateral Value, in contrast to the collateral damage that war inflicts upon infrastructure, natural capital, and human capital. The book includes case studies recounting successes and failures, opportunities and risks, and ambitious proposals.

The book is organized in two sections. The first visits U.S., English, and French battlefield sites dating from medieval England to World War I. The second explores borderlands located on several continents, established to end or prevent conflict. Both of these can create value beyond their original purpose, by preserving natural areas and restoring biodiversity. Among the topics covered are:

· Registering English Battlefields

· Old forts and new amenities in the Southern Plains of the U.S.

· Verdun, France, and the conservation of WWI cultural and natural heritage

· Conservation lessons learned in the Cordillera del Condor Corridor of the Andes mountains

· Korea’s DMZ and its nature preserve

· Wakhan National Park, a mountainous buffer area between Afghanistan and Pakistan

The book examines state-of-the-art applications of landscape ecology, including methods for change detection, connectivity analysis, and the quantification of ecosystem services. Also included is a chapter on a creative proposal for “Guantánamo 2.0,” which would transform the Gitmo detention facility into a peace park and ecological research center. A concluding chapter appraises the past, present, and future of Collateral Values.

Collateral Values: The Natural Capital Created by Landscapes of War benefits a broad audience of advanced undergraduate and graduate students, researchers, and practicing professionals.

Keywords

Ecosystem Services Landscape Ecology Natural Capital Battlefield Peace Park Protected Areas

Editors and affiliations

  • Todd R. Lookingbill
    • 1
  • Peter D. Smallwood
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Geography and the EnvironmentUniversity of RichmondRichmondUSA
  2. 2.Department of BiologyUniversity of RichmondRichmondUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-18991-4
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-18990-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-18991-4
  • Series Print ISSN 1572-7742
  • Series Online ISSN 1875-1210
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