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Collateral Values

The Natural Capital Created by Landscapes of War

  • Advances the emerging disciplines of warfare ecology and battlefield tourism

  • Case studies describe successes and failures, opportunities and risks, and creative proposals

  • Combines perspectives from landscape ecology, conservation biology, environmental history, and geography

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

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Table of contents (12 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xii
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1
    2. Collateral Values: The Natural Capital Created by Landscapes of War

      • Todd R. Lookingbill, Peter D. Smallwood
      Pages 3-14
  3. Battlefields

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 15-15
    2. Rethinking Resources in Our National Battlefields

      • Justin Madron, Lauren Tilton
      Pages 17-36
    3. Registering English Battlefields: The Constructive Conservation of Historic Environments

      • Carly D. Sibilia, Geoffrey Carter, Todd R. Lookingbill
      Pages 37-76
    4. The Ecosystem Service Impacts from Invasive Plants in Antietam National Battlefield

      • Todd R. Lookingbill, Emily S. Minor, Lisa A. Wainger
      Pages 133-154
  4. Synthesis

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 261-261
    2. Battlefields and Borderlands: The Past, Present and Future of Collateral Values

      • Peter D. Smallwood, Todd R. Lookingbill
      Pages 263-270
  5. Back Matter

    Pages 271-274

About this book

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
  • remote sensing/photogrammetry

Reviews

“The chapters in this volume explore a fascinating cultural and ecological synergy playing out on protected battlefields and borderlands.  Global case studies provide breadth, but also invite further investigation by showing the great potential of managing natural and historical resources side by side.  Collateral Values is an excellent reference for scholars, students, and anyone interested in the complex trajectories of landscapes affected by warfare.” (Thor Hanson, Conservation Biologist and co-editor of Warfare Ecology, United States)

Editors and Affiliations

  • Department of Geography and the Environment, University of Richmond, Richmond, USA

    Todd R. Lookingbill

  • Department of Biology, University of Richmond, Richmond, USA

    Peter D. Smallwood

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Collateral Values

  • Book Subtitle: The Natural Capital Created by Landscapes of War

  • Editors: Todd R. Lookingbill, Peter D. Smallwood

  • Series Title: Landscape Series

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-18991-4

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Biomedical and Life Sciences, Biomedical and Life Sciences (R0)

  • Copyright Information: Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-030-18990-7

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-030-18993-8

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-030-18991-4

  • Series ISSN: 1572-7742

  • Series E-ISSN: 1875-1210

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XII, 274

  • Number of Illustrations: 14 b/w illustrations, 54 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Landscape Ecology, Conservation Biology, Geographical Information System

Buying options

eBook USD 169.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-030-18991-4
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 219.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 219.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)