Seascape studies have developed in response to questions arising from composite correlations such as coastal, island and marine research, social requirements, landscape design and planning, marine ecology, and environment and resource management. This global volume is the first comprehensive overview to provide a solid foundation on the concept of seascape, with the latest research findings from leading experts across a variety of fields, offering a holistic approach to seascape linking nature with culture, and theory with practice.
Divided into six parts, it includes over 30 chapters from contributors around the world. Pioneering methods with illustrated case studies from the Mediterranean, Scandinavia, North Sea, North America and Asia serve as examples for future seascape development, conservation and governance.
An important and extremely timely resource, the Routledge Handbook of Seascapes provides academics, practitioners, NGOs, consultants and government officials with a broad overview of current research and practice for future application and advance worldwide.
Table of Contents
Introduction to seascape 1 Seascape contexts and concepts; PART I Seascape and nature 2 Biodiversity, coastal ecosystem restoration and climate change mitigation in action; 3 The ecoacoustic dimension of seascape; 4 Seascape ecology in an Asian geographical context; 5 Seascape ecosystem services and small islands; PART II Seascape and people 6 Satoumi: prolonged interaction between humans and nature; 7 Marine resources, submerged heritage and local communities in the Subarctic Sea; 8 Traditional coastal resources of the indigenous people: resilience and vulnerability assessment; 9 Geographies of migration and new seascapes; 10 Seascape changes in areas of marine protection; PART III Seascape character 11 Characterising seascape’s historic cultural dimension: developing an approach to historic seascape characterisation; 12 Consolidating the National Historic Seascape Characterisation layer for England; 13 Historic seascape characterisation and the North Atlantic; 14 Seascape character assessment in England and Wales; 15 Seascape character assessment of small islands in the East Mediterranean; 16 Biocultural seascape assessment: methodology and tools for the West Mediterranean; PART IV Seascape design and planning 17 City seascapes: the prospect of Ocean Cities; 18 Developing the littoral gradient: speculation or geologic necessity?; 19 Reconceptualising coastal rivers and streams: a seascape design and planning approach; 20 A seascape framework: contributions to disaster prevention and tourism development; 21 Counteracting urbanization: design and planning for sustainable and resilient seascapes in the Euro-Mediterranean; 22 Socio-cultural values and seascape planning; PART V Seascape policy, management and governance 23 Traditional knowledge in the management of seascapes; 24 Volcanic seascapes: disaster recovery for community wellbeing and habitat protection; 25 Fragmentation drivers and community education for coastal biodiversity reconstruction; 26 The interplay of politics and coastal tourism development; 27 The dynamic seascape of the North Sea: policy of use and management; PART VI Seascape futures 28 Seascape restoration for climate change, resilience and a sustainable future; 29 Nissology: economy, technology and policy for future sustainable development of seascapes; 30 The promise of city seascapes; 31 Community voices and the capture of seascape values; 32 A seascape integrative framework for a way forward
Gloria Pungetti is the Founder and Director of the Centre for Biocultural Landscape and Seascape, University of Sassari, Italy, and Coordinator of the Biocultural Landscape Working Group of IALE International. She is additionally Founder Professor of the Cambridge Centre for Landscape and People and a Senior Member of Darwin College at the University of Cambridge, UK, where she has developed holistic landscape and seascape research collaborating with scholars and institutions worldwide.