1st Edition

Routledge Handbook of Seascapes

Edited By Gloria Pungetti Copyright 2022
    556 Pages 141 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    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.

    Introduction to seascape

    1 Seascape contexts and concepts

    Gloria Pungetti

    PART I Seascape and nature

    2 Biodiversity, coastal ecosystem restoration and climate change mitigation in action

    Hazel Thornton and Chris McOwen

    3 The ecoacoustic dimension of seascape

    Almo Farina

    4 Seascape ecology in an Asian geographical context

    Jae-Eun Kim and Rob H.G. Jongman

    5 Seascape ecosystem services and small islands

    Mario Balzan

    PART II Seascape and people

    6 Satoumi: prolonged interaction between humans and nature

    Katsue Fukamachi and Tsunao Watanabe

    7 Marine resources, submerged heritage and local communities in the Subarctic Sea

    Ragnar Edvardsson

    8 Traditional coastal resources of the indigenous people: resilience and vulnerability assessment

    Sean Russell Williams

    9 Geographies of migration and new seascapes

    Maria Gabriella Trovato

    10 Seascape changes in areas of marine protection

    Gloria Pungetti, Pierpaolo Congiatu and Amelia Congiatta

    PART III Seascape character

    11 Characterising seascape’s historic cultural dimension: developing an approach to historic seascape characterisation

    Dave Hooley

    12 Consolidating the National Historic Seascape Characterisation layer for England

    Diana Manson

    13 Historic seascape characterisation and the North Atlantic

    Oscar Aldred

    14 Seascape character assessment in England and Wales

    Sally Marshall

    15 Seascape character assessment of small islands in the East Mediterranean

    Aikaterini Gkoltsiou and Aikaterini Siakavara

    16 Biocultural seascape assessment: methodology and tools for the West Mediterranean

    Gloria Pungetti, Maria Rosaria Filigheddu and Arianna Carboni

    PART IV Seascape design and planning

    17 City seascapes: the prospect of Ocean Cities

    Timothy Beatley

    18 Developing the littoral gradient: speculation or geologic necessity?

    Fadi Masoud and Hadi El-Shayeb

    19 Reconceptualising coastal rivers and streams: a seascape design and planning approach

    Jala Makhzoumi and Salwa Al-Sabbagh

    20 A seascape framework: contributions to disaster prevention and tourism development

    Misako Matsuba

    21 Counteracting urbanization: design and planning for sustainable and resilient seascapes in the Euro-Mediterranean

    Emma Salizzoni

    22 Socio-cultural values and seascape planning

    Maggie Roe and Selina Stead

    PART V Seascape policy, management and governance

    23 Traditional knowledge in the management of seascapes

    Evonne Yiu

    24 Volcanic seascapes: disaster recovery for community wellbeing and habitat protection

    Merites Merida Buot and Inocencio E. Buot

    25 Fragmentation drivers and community education for coastal biodiversity reconstruction

    Leajim Ayapana Villanueva, Errol Abada Gatumbato and Arnan Araza

    26 The interplay of politics and coastal tourism development

    Mona Khechen

    27 The dynamic seascape of the North Sea: policy of use and management

    Rob Jongman

    PART VI Seascape futures

    28 Seascape restoration for climate change, resilience and a sustainable future

    Sun-Kee Hong

    29 Nissology: economy, technology and policy for future sustainable development of seascapes

    Hiroshi Kakazu

    30 The promise of city seascapes

    Timothy Beatley

    31 Community voices and the capture of seascape values

    Maggie Roe

    32 A seascape integrative framework for a way forward

    Gloria Pungetti, Dave Hooley and Rob Jongman


    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.