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Alternative futures for changing landscapes : the Upper San Pedro River Basin in Arizona and Sonora

Author: Carl Steinitz; et al
Publisher: Washington, DC : Island Press, ©2003.
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"Alternative Futures for Changing Landscapes presents an innovative GIS-based simulation modeling strategy that considers the demographic, economic, physical, and environmental processes of an area and projects the consequences of various land-use planning and management decisions. The results of such projections, and the approach itself, are known as "alternative futures." This book presents a detailed illustration  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Case studies
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Carl Steinitz; et al
ISBN: 1559633352 9781559633352 1559632224 9781559632225 1559632240 (pbk. : alk. paper 9781559632249 (pbk. : alk. paper
OCLC Number: 50676725
Notes: Errata slip inserted.
Description: xv, 202 p. : ill. (some col.), maps (some col.) ; 23 x 29 cm.
Contents: Alternative Futures for a Changing Region --
The Upper San Pedro River Basin --
The Framework for Alternative Futures Studies --
The Organization of the Research --
Natural and Cultural History --
The Issues for Research --
The Scenarios for Change --
The Development Model --
The Hydrological Model --
The Vegetation Model --
The Landscape Ecological Pattern Model --
Single Species Potential Habitat Models --
Threatened and Endangered Species Potential Habitat --
The Vertebrate Species Richness and GAP Species Models --
The Visual Preference Model --
Summary of Impacts --
Testing the Alternative Futures --
The Computational Process.
Responsibility: Carl Steinitz ... [et al.] ; foreword by Robert L. Anderson III.
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"Alternative Futures for Changing Landscapes" presents for the first time in book form a detailed case study of one alternative futures project -- an analysis of development and conservation options  Read more...

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