Satoyama : The Traditional Rural Landscape of Japan

Japan’s traditional and fragile satoyama landscape system was developed over centuries of human life on mountainous island terrain in a monsoon climate. The carefully managed coppice woodlands on the hillsides, the villages strung along the base of the hills, and the carefully tended paddy fields of...

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Corporate Author: SpringerLink (Online service)
Other Authors: Takeuchi, K. (Editor), Brown, R.D. (Editor), Washitani, I. (Editor), Tsunekawa, A. (Editor)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Tokyo Springer Japan 2003, 2003
Edition:1st ed. 2003
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Collection: Springer Book Archives -2004 - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Table of Contents:
  • 1 Ideological Contribution of Satoyamas
  • 1.1 Introduction
  • 1.2 International Perspective on Coppice Woodlands
  • 1.3 Contributions to the Book
  • 1.4 Contributions of the Book
  • 2 The Nature of Satoyama Landscapes
  • 2.1 Satoyama Landscapes as Managed Nature
  • 2.2 Satoyama Landscapes and Conservation Ecology
  • 2.3 Citizen Conservation of Satoyama Landscapes
  • 2.4 Environmental Policy and Satoyama Landscapes
  • 3 Satoyama Landscape Transition
  • 3.1 Transition of Satoyama Landscapes in Japan
  • 3.2 Satoyama Landscape Transition in the Kanto Area
  • 3.3 Satoyama Landscape Transition in the Kansai Area
  • 3.4 Mechanisms of Satoyama Landscape Transformation
  • 4 Biological Diversity in Satoyama Landscapes
  • 4.1 Conserving Biological Diversity
  • 4.2 Species Diversity in Satoyama Landscapes
  • 4.3 Wetland Environments and Biodiversity in the Hills
  • 4.4 Birds of Prey Living in Yatsuda and Satoyama
  • 5 Approaches to Satoyama Conservation
  • 5.1 Nationwide Partnerships for Satoyama Conservation
  • 5.2 Coppice Woodland Maintenance by Volunteers
  • 5.3 Regeneration of Satoyama Landscapes
  • 5.4 Restoration of Aquatic Ecosystems
  • 6 Biological Resources
  • 6.1 Biological Resources in Village Life
  • 6.2 Coppice Wood as an Energy Source
  • 6.3 Nature Study in Satoyama Landscapes
  • 7 Long-term Strategy for Satoyama Conservation
  • 7.1 Strategic Management of Satoyama Landscapes
  • 7.2 Legal Systems for Satoyama Landscape Conservation
  • 7.3 National Land Planning of Satoyama Landscapes
  • References
  • Glossary of Terms
  • Regional and Prefectural Map of Japan