Satoyama-Satoumi Ecosystems and Human Well-Being

Socio-Ecological Production Landscapes of Japan

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This publication analyses changes which have occured in satoyama-satoumi ecosystems over the last 50 years and identifies plausible future scenarios for the year 2050 taking into account various drivers such as governmental and economic policy, climate change, technology and socio-behavioural responses. This provides a new approach to landuse planning that addresses not only economic development but also cultural values and ecological integrity. This book is a key reference text for development planners, postgraduate students, policymakers, scientists and others interested in the environment and development.



Hokkaido cluster

Hokkaido is located at the highest latitude of the Japanese archipelago and is subject to temperatures comparatively lower than that of Honshu throughout the year. The remaining indigenous nature of the alpine and subalpine forest belts as well as the wetlands and forests that expand over the low altitude plains mark the characteristics of the nature and landscape of Hokkaido, which differ greatly from that of the main island of Japan, Honshu.


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