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Satoyama-Satoumi Ecosystems and Human Well-being: Socio-Ecological Production Landscapes of Japan

Satoyama-Satoumi Ecosystems and Human Well-being: Socio-Ecological Production Landscapes of Japan Authors:
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Year:2012
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Pages:518
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Price:4559 rub.
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Satoyama is a Japanese term describing mosaic landscapes of different ecosystems A?secondary forests, farm lands, irrigation ponds and grasslands A?along with human settlements managed to produce bundles of ecosystem services for human wellbeing. The concept of satoyama, longstanding traditions associated with land management practices that allow sustainable use of natural resources, has been extended to cover marine and coastal ecosystems ( satoumi). These landscapes and seascapes have been rapidly changing, and the ecosystem services they provide are under threat from various social, economic, political, and technological factors. SatoyamaA?Satoumi Ecosystems and Human Well-Being presents the findings of the Japan Satoyama Satoumi Assessment (JSSA), a study of the interaction between humans and ecosystems in Japan. It was written by the 200-plus authors, stakeholders, and reviewers from Japan and elsewhere who make up the JSSA team. The study analyzes changes that have occurred in...

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