Landscape Analysis and Visualisation

Spatial Models for Natural Resource Management and Planning

  • Christopher Pettit
  • William Cartwright
  • Ian Bishop
  • Kim Lowell
  • David Pullar
  • David Duncan

Part of the Lecture Notes in Geoinformation and Cartography book series (LNGC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXXII
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Christopher Pettit, William Cartwright, Ian Bishop, Kim Lowell, David Pullar, David Duncan
      Pages 3-16
  3. Natural Resource Knowledge Management Frameworks and Tools

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 17-17
    2. Anna Weeks, Brendan Christy, Kim Lowell, Craig Beverly
      Pages 49-71
    3. Robert G Lesslie, Michael J Hill, Patricia Hill, Hamish P Cresswell, Steve Dawson
      Pages 73-95
    4. Tai Chan, Craig Beverly, Sam Ebert, Nichola Garnett, Adam Lewis, Christopher Pettit et al.
      Pages 97-117
  4. Integrating the Ecology of Landscapes into Landscape Analysis and Visualisation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 119-119
    2. Andre Zerger, Philip Gibbons, Julian Seddon, Garth Warren, Mike Austin, Paul Ryan
      Pages 139-157
    3. David H Duncan, Brendan A Wintle
      Pages 159-182
    4. Peter A Vesk, Ralph Mac Nally, James R Thomson, Gregory Horrocks
      Pages 183-209
    5. Paul Sunnucks, Andrea C Taylor
      Pages 211-233
  5. Socioeconomic Dimensions to Landscapes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 251-251
    2. David J Brunckhorst, Ian Reeve, Phil Morley, Karl Bock
      Pages 253-275
    3. Patricia J Fitzsimons, Donald Cherry
      Pages 277-304
    4. Neil Barr
      Pages 305-325

About this book

Introduction

Michael Batty Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis, University College London Landscapes, like cities, cut across disciplines and professions. This makes it especially difficult to provide an overall sense of how landscapes should be studied and researched. Ecology, aesthetics, economy and sociology combine with physiognomy and deep physical structure to confuse our - derstanding and the way we should react to the problems and potentials of landscapes. Nowhere are these dilemmas and paradoxes so clearly highlighted as in Australia — where landscapes dominate and their relationship to cities is so fragile, yet so important to the sustainability of an entire nation, if not planet. This book presents a unique collection and synthesis of many of these perspectives — perhaps it could only be produced in a land urb- ised in the tiniest of pockets, and yet so daunting with respect to the way non-populated landscapes dwarf its cities. Many travel to Australia to its cities and never see the landscapes — but it is these that give the country its power and imagery. It is the landscapes that so impress on us the need to consider how our intervention, through activities ranging from resource exploitation and settled agriculture to climate change, poses one of the greatest crises facing the modern world. In this sense, Australia and its landscape provide a mirror through which we can glimpse the extent to which our intervention in the world threatens its very existence.

Keywords

Catalog Service for the Web Decision Support Systems GIS Geoinformationssysteme Natural Resource Knowledge Management Spatial Modelling Visualisation biodiversity ecology vegetation

Editors and affiliations

  • Christopher Pettit
    • 1
  • William Cartwright
    • 2
  • Ian Bishop
    • 3
  • Kim Lowell
    • 4
  • David Pullar
    • 5
  • David Duncan
    • 6
  1. 1.Department of Primary IndustriesParkvilleAustralia
  2. 2.RMIT University School of Mathematical and Geospatial SciencesMelbourne VIC 3001Australia
  3. 3.Department of GeomaticsUniversity of MelbourneMelbourneAustralia
  4. 4.Department of Primary IndustriesParkvilleAustralia
  5. 5.The University of QueenslandSt LuciaAustralia
  6. 6.Department of Sustainability and EnvironmentHeidelbergAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-69168-6
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2008
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-69167-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-69168-6
  • Series Print ISSN 1863-2246
  • About this book