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Europe's changing woods and forests: from wildwood to managed landscapes.

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This book brings together information about Europe's forests and how they have developed since the last Ice Age. The first part (Chapters 1-4) gives an overview of Europe's woods and forests in space and over time; the second part (Chapters 5-9) looks at how they have been managed; the third part (Chapters 10-15) deals with how plants and animals have responded to alteration of the forest cover; t...


Chapter 20 (Page no: 290)

Barriers and bridges for sustainable forest management: the role of landscape history in Swedish Bergslagen.

The first part of this chapter explores the Pan-European context for sustainable forest management (SFM) policy, and how this translates into regional and local contexts. Next, the chapter introduces Bergslagen in southern Sweden and reviews its forest landscape history of over the past 2000 years. Then, summarizes the present barriers resulting from this long forest landscape history for different dimensions of the sustainability of landscapes as social-ecological systems. Further, the chapter examines how local and regional actors and stakeholders in Bergslagen support the implementation of Pan-European, European Union (EU) and Swedish policies directed towards the different dimensions of sustainable forest management. Finally, the chapter discusses the development of integrated landscape approaches as a bridge for policy implementation in terms of place- and evidence-based collaborative learning within and among European forest and woodland landscapes as social-ecological systems with different histories.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 3) Overview of Europe's woods and forests. Author(s): Kirby, K. J. Watkins, C.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 18) Methods and approaches in the study of woodland history. Author(s): Watkins, C.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 33) The forest landscape before farming. Author(s): Kirby, K. J. Watkins, C.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 46) Evolution of modern landscapes. Author(s): Kirby, K. J. Watkins, C.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 61) Wood-pastures in Europe. Author(s): Hartel, T. Plieninger, T. Varga, A.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 77) Coppice silviculture: from the mesolithic to the 21st century. Author(s): Buckley, P. Mills, J.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 93) High forest management and the rise of even-aged stands. Author(s): Savill, P.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 107) Close-to-nature forestry. Author(s): Bürgi, M.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 116) The impact of hunting on European woodland from medieval to modern times. Author(s): Fletcher, J.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 129) The flora and fauna of coppice woods: winners and losers of active management or neglect? Author(s): Buckley, P. Mills, J.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 140) The importance of veteran trees for saproxylic insects. Author(s): Siitonen, J. Ranius, T.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 154) The changing fortunes of woodland birds in temperate Europe. Author(s): Hinsley, S. A. Fuller, R. J. Ferns, P. N.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 174) Evolution and changes in the understorey of deciduous forests: lagging behind drivers of change. Author(s): Hermy, M.
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 193) Gains and losses in the European mammal fauna. Author(s): Hearn, R.
Chapter: 15 (Page no: 207) The curious case of the even-aged plantation: wretched, funereal or misunderstood? Author(s): Quine, C. P.
Chapter: 16 (Page no: 227) Historical ecology in modern conservation in Italy. Author(s): Cevasco, R. Moreno, D.
Chapter: 17 (Page no: 243) Białowieża Primeval Forest: a 2000-year interplay of environmental and cultural forces in Europe's best preserved temperate woodland. Author(s): Latałowa, M. Zimny, M. Jędrzejewska, B. Samojlik, T.
Chapter: 18 (Page no: 265) Woodland history in the British Isles - an interaction of environmental and cultural forces. Author(s): Peterken, G. F.
Chapter: 19 (Page no: 279) Forest management and species composition: a historical approach in Lorraine, France. Author(s): Rochel, X.
Chapter: 21 (Page no: 309) The development of forest conservation in Europe. Author(s): Latham, J.
Chapter: 22 (Page no: 326) The UK's Ancient Woodland Inventory and its use. Author(s): Goldberg, E.
Chapter: 23 (Page no: 337) Tree and forest pests and diseases: learning from the past to prepare for the future. Author(s): Potter, C.
Chapter: 24 (Page no: 347) Reflections. Author(s): Watkins, C. Kirby, K. J.

Chapter details

  • Author Affiliation
  • School for Forest Management, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, PO Box 43, 73921 Skinnskatteberg, Sweden.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2015
  • ISBN
  • 9781780643373
  • Record Number
  • 20153218036