Biocultural Landscapes: Diversity, Functions and Values by Sun-Kee Hong, Jan Bogaert, Qingwen Min

By Sun-Kee Hong, Jan Bogaert, Qingwen Min

This publication is dedicated to the cultural and organic dimensions and values of landscapes, linking the strategies of biodiversity, panorama and tradition and featuring an important method for panorama research, interpretation and sustainable dynamics.

Early chapters discover the suggestions and values of biocultural landscapes, sooner than addressing the technique to spot the connection among organic and cultural variety. the amount non-stop with a chain of case experiences and with an exploration of the most important position of biocultural range in modern panorama ecology.

Readers will research the significance of landscapes for various fields of traditional and human sciences and are faced to the trans-disciplinary nature of the panorama thought itself. A hierarchical method of landscapes, during which they're composed of interacting (eco)systems, is proven to be crucial in spotting their emergent properties.

In this paintings, the biocultural values of landscapes are explored via their variety in geographical scopes, methodological ways and conceptual assumptions. Authors from Asia, Europe and North-America current varied learn stories and perspectives on biocultural landscapes, their trend, conservation and management.

Landscape ecologists will locate this paintings rather attractive, in addition to a person with an curiosity in sustainable panorama improvement, nature conservation or cultural background management.

This quantity is the result of a symposium on “Biodiversity in Cultural Landscapes”, prepared within the framework of the eighth IALE international Congress, held in Beijing in 2011.

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The only difference between Zone II and Zone III lies on the height of the vegetation. Zone II has tall and large trees while Zone III appears too short already apparently because of the very low daily temperature at the higher elevations (2,700–2,900 m asl) that impedes efficient photosynthesis. But both zones have trees with gnarled and twisted branches and twigs practically covered with lichens and bryophytes, particularly, mosses and liverworts. While the three zones are important for the people in the lasang landscape, Zone I and part of Zone II are the most economically significant to them.

However, it is quite insufficient to solve the complex problems of the present. It has to be combined with quantitative techniques shown first by Brown (1919), Payawal and Markgraf (1981) and Buot and Osumi (2011) while working on the zonation of Mt. Makiling and the field and classification techniques as well, like cluster and ordination analyses used by more recent workers (Buot and Okitsu 1998; Belonias and Aguilar 2004; Banaticla and Buot 2004, 2005; Buot 2007, 2008). With all of these data, it is very important now to compare results of these studies so that we can have better understanding and grasp of the scenario, hence, facilitating the formulation of the most appropriate and sustainable restoration or management strategy towards conserving the declining and deteriorating resources.

As such you will see a good forest adjacent to villages, farms, grasslands and water channels. These ecosystems are needed in the day to day subsistence of the community people. Lasang landscape is known in several names in the archipelagic Philippines having diverse cultures and regional and local dialects. In the Cordillera, northern Luzon alone, it is known in various names like, muyong, pinugo, lakon, batangan, etc. (Buot and Osumi 2004). In other parts of Luzon island, it is known as gubat or guba system particularly, in Palawan (Sopsop and Buot 2011a, b).

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