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Original research articles in various fields of ecology, including ecology and conservation of microorganisms, plants, aquatic and terrestrial animals, physiological ecology, behavioral ecology, population ecology, population genetics, community ecology, plant-animal interactions, ecosystem ecology, parasitology, animal evolution, ecological monitoring and bioindication, landscape and urban ecology, conservation ecology, as well as new methodical contributions in ecology. Studies conducted on the Balkans are a priority.
1 online resource (xvi, 268 pages) : illustrations (some color)
  • Mountain Development Policies in Bulgaria: Practices and Challenges
  • Cooperation models and pluri-activity to exhaust value added potentials in mountain regions
  • Applications of GIS-based Hydrological Models in Mountain Areas in Bulgaria for Ecosystem Services Assessment
  • Issues and Advantages
  • Mapping carbon storage using land cover/land use data in area of Beklemeto, Central Balkan
  • Consequences of non-intervention management for the development of subalpine spruce forests in Bulgaria
  • A Model Assessment on the Technical Climate Change Adaptation Options of the Major Ski Resorts in Bulgaria
  • Hydric significance of landscape in mountain river basin
  • Small scale mountain tourism in Bulgaria development patterns and sustainability implications
  • Beyond existing e-tourism for mountains: findings from the case of Zagori, Greece
  • Sustainable tourism in mountain destinations: The actual and perceived role of a Destination Management Organization
  • Biodiversity protection of the forest ecosystems on the base of representative geo-ecosystems
  • Predicting the potential distribution of Ailanthus altissima invasive terrestrial plant species in Măcin Mountains National Park (Romania)
  • Determination of the Landscapes Regulation Capacity and Their Role in the Prevention of Catastrophic Events: A Case Study from the Lom River Upper Valley, Bulgaria
  • GIS and RS-based modeling of potential natural hazard areas
  • Spatial discrepancies of ecological networks in the border region of Serbia and Bulgaria
  • Invasive plant species in the Northern part of Mala Planina
  • Monitoring glacier changes with the use of archive images: the example of the Julian Alps (NW Slovenia, NE Italy)
  • Tourism and the Commodification of Cultural Heritage in the Eastern Black Sea Mountains, Turkey
  • The role of cultural heritage in developing of mountain tourism: The case study of Mountain Rudnik, Serbia.
Central to this edited volume is the proposition that the mountainous border region of Southeastern Europe needs to become a special target of European Union scale, regional development policy-making. Vivid case studies from eleven Central and Southeast European states present diverse perspectives on this regionℓ́ℓs physical geography, economy and demographics and demonstrate the integrative potential of the geographic perspective in mountain research. Europe as a whole has a lot to gain from a ℓ́ℓsustainable mountainsℓ́ℓ policy, especially in Southeast Europe. In their focus on the sustainable development of such areas, the chapters consider regional development policy, ecosystem services assessment, small-scale tourism, and forestry management. This book will be of interest to a wide audience, including academics, students, and practitioners in the fields of geography, ecology, and environmental studies.
1 online resource (xi, 255 pages) : illustrations (some color)
  • Chapter 1. Ethnobotany in the Balkans: Quo Vadis? Andrea Pieroni and Cassandra L. Quave Part I. From Folk Medicine to the Medicinal Plant Trade Chapter 2. Ways the Lukomir Highlanders of Bosnia and Herzegovina Treat Diabetes Jonathan Ferrier, Lana Saciragic, Eric C.H. Chen, Sabina Trakic, Ammar Saleem, Emira Alikadic, Alain Cuerrier, Michael J. Balick, John T. Arnason, and Sulejman Redzic Chapter 3. Hungarian Ethnobotanical Studies in Romania Nora Papp, Kata Birkas-Frendl, Agnes Farkas, and Dora Czegenyi Chapter 4. Bulgarian Medical Ethnobotany: The Power of Plants in Pragmatic and Poetic Frames Anely Nedelcheva and Stefan Draganov Chapter 5. Cross-Cultural Ethnobotany of the Sharr Mountains (North-Western Macedonia) Besnik Rexhepi, Behxhet Mustafa, Avni Hajdari, Jehona Rushidi-Rexhepi, Cassandra L. Quave, and Andrea Pieroni Chapter 6. An Ethnobotanical and Ethnomedicinal Study on the Use of Wild Medicinal Plants in Rural Areas of Serbia Snezana Jaric, Miroslava Mitrovic, and Pavle Pavlovic Chapter 7. Medical Ethnobotanical Studies in Kosovo Behxhet Mustafa and Avni Hajdari Part II. Balkan Traditional Plant-Based Foods: Beyond the Ottoman Cuisine Chapter 8. Wild Food Plants of Dalmatia (Croatia) Lukasz Luczaj, Katija Dolina, Norma Fressel, and Stjepan Perkovic Chapter 9. The Use of Wild Plants for Human Nutrition During a War: Eastern Bosnia (Western Balkans) Sulejman Redzic and Jonathan Ferrier Chapter 10. Wild Food and Medicinal Plants Used in the Mountainous Albanian North, North-East, and East: A Comparison Andrea Pieroni and Cassandra L. Quave Part III. Building Small-scale, Environmentally and Socially Sustainable Economies Chapter 11. Medicinal Plants in Northern Montenegro: Traditional Knowledge, Quality, and Resources Nebojsa Menkovic, Katarina Savikin, Gordana Zdunic, Slobodan Milosavljevic, and Jelena Zivkovic Chapter 12. Ethnobotanical Knowledge and Traditional Use of Plants in Serbia in Relation to Sustainable Rural Development Zora Dajic Stevanovic, Milica Petrovic, and Svetlana Acic.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781493914913 20160618
This volume addresses recent and ongoing ethnobotanical studies in the Balkans. The book focuses on elaborating the relevance of such studies for future initiatives in this region, both in terms of sustainable and peaceful (trans-regional, trans-cultural) rural development. A multi-disciplinary viewpoint is utilized, with an incorporation of historical, ethnographic, linguistic, biological, nutritional and medical perspectives. The book is also authored by recognized scholars, who in the last decade have extensively researched the Balkan traditional knowledge systems as they pertain to perceptions of the natural world and especially plants. Ethnobotany and Biocultural Diversities in the Balkans is the first ethnobotany book on one of the most biologically and culturally diverse regions of the world and is a valuable resource for both scholars and students interested in the field of ethnobotany.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781493914913 20160618


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