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Transactional Environmental Support System Design

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Designing a Transactional Environmental Support System grew from the desire to allow citizens to exchange knowledge on local land and animals for the purpose of learning how to increase their sustainability in regards to biodiversity and livelihood.Transactional Environmental Support System Design: Global Solutions details the results of this project ranging from studies done in small, local communities to those done in much larger national settings.  Survey results of government practices, availability of decision support software, and community responses to data recording are all highlighted in this emerging research. Additionally, the book goes on to emphasize the increasing potential for environmental decision support while directly addressing some of the challenges that must be overcome. 

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Foreword
  5. Preface
  6. Chapter 1: Introduction
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. BACKGROUND
    3. USE OF LAND, ECOSYSTEM SERVICES, AND BIODIVERSITY
    4. THE PROBLEM OF COMPLEXITY
    5. TOWARDS A TRANSACTIONAL SYSTEM
    6. STRUCTURE OF THE WORK
    7. CONCLUSION
  7. Chapter 2: Central Information Flows and Decision-Making Requirements
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. EIA AND SEA IN THE CONTEXT OF BIODIVERSITY/ENVIRONMENTAL INFORMATION REQUIREMENTS AT GOVERNMENTAL LEVEL: EU ASPECTS
    4. EIA, SEA, AND LAND USE PLANNING IN THE CONTEXT OF BIODIVERSITY/ENVIRONMENTAL INFORMATION REQUIREMENTS AT GOVERNMENTAL LEVEL: UK ASPECTS, AS AN EXAMPLE
    5. ENQUIRY ON FORMAL OR NATIONAL LEVEL INFORMATION CARRIED OUT BY TESS PARTNERS
    6. SOME PRELIMINARY CONCLUSIONS
  8. Chapter 3: Local Information Flows and Decision-Making Requirements
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. METHODS FOR SURVEY AND ANALYSIS
    5. RESULTS AND DISCUSSION
    6. CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATIONS
  9. Chapter 4: Models of the Information Flows and Decision Making Process
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. CONCLUSION
  10. Chapter 5: Database of Environmental Decision Support Tools
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. MODEL METADATABASE ARCHITECTURE
    4. DATABASE CONTENT
    5. GAPS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
    6. CONCLUSION
  11. Chapter 6: Pan-European Survey and Database of Environmental Assessment Factors
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. CONCLUSION
    4. APPENDIX
  12. Chapter 7: Pan-European Analysis of Environmental Assessment Processes
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. ENVIRONMENTAL DECISIONS
    4. GOVERNANCE INDICATORS
    5. CONCLUSION
  13. Chapter 8: Biodiversity Trends Associated with SEA and EIA Practices
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. VARIABLES USED FOR ANALYSIS
    4. DATA ANALYSIS
    5. RESULTS
    6. DISCUSSION
    7. SUMMARY
    8. CONCLUSION
  14. Chapter 9: An Overview of the Case Studies
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. METHODOLOGY
    4. RESULTS
    5. CONCLUSION
  15. Chapter 10: Participatory Development of a Recreational Plan for Laulasmaa Landscape Protection Area, Keila Rural Municipality, Estonia
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. THE SOCIO-ECONOMIC AND MAPPING PROJECTS
    4. RESULTS
    5. CONCLUSION
  16. Chapter 11: Census of the Brown Hare (Lepus europaeus) at Leveste, Municipality of Gehrden, Germany
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. MAPPING PROJECT
    4. CONCLUSION
  17. Chapter 12: Exploring the Development of New Tourism Activities in the Municipality of Kerkini by Using the Area’s Natural Resources Sustainably, Municipality of Kerkini, Greece
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. THE SOCIO-ECONOMIC PROJECT
    4. MAPPING PROJECT
    5. RESULTS
    6. CONCLUSION
  18. Chapter 13: The Case Study in Bózsva, Hungary
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. THE SOCIO-ECONOMIC PROJECT
    5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    6. CONCLUSION
  19. Chapter 14: The Case Study in Zator, Poland
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. RESULTS
    4. CONCLUSION
  20. Chapter 15: Iberian Lynx (Lynx pardinus) Conservation in Holm Oak Montados of Southeastern Portugal
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. THE SOCIO-ECONOMIC PROJECT
    4. MAPPING PROJECT
    5. RESULTS
    6. CONCLUSION
  21. Chapter 16: The Case Study in Sfântu Gheorghe Commune, Romania
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. THE SOCIO–ECONOMIC PROJECT
    4. MAPPING PROJECT
    5. CONCLUSION
  22. Chapter 17: Mapping Landuse Impacts on Bezoar Goat (Capra aegagrus) Habitats in Fırtına Basin, Turkey
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. RESULTS
    4. CONCLUSION
  23. Chapter 18: Identification of Priority Areas for Conservation in Lake Eğirdir and Lake Kovada, Turkey
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. RESULTS
    4. CONCLUSION
  24. Chapter 19: Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services in the Frome Catchment, Purbeck District, United Kingdom
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. THE SOCIO-ECONOMIC PROJECT IN THE FROME CATCHMENT
    4. MAPPING DEER AND THEIR HABITATS IN ARNE PARISH
    5. RESULTS
    6. CONCLUSION
  25. Chapter 20: Design of a Transactional Environmental Support System
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND: REQUIREMENTS AND GAPS IN KNOWLEDGE
    4. HANDLING SCALE, DATA QUALITY, OWNERSHIP, AND CONFIDENTIALITY
    5. HANDLING UNCERTAINTY IN A DECISION SUPPORT SYSTEM
    6. SYSTEM DESIGN TECHNOLOGY
    7. SURVEY OF ORGANISATIONS
    8. SURVEY OF INDIVIDUALS
    9. MARKETING A TESS FOR THE LONG TERM
    10. CONCLUSION
  26. Chapter 21: Guidelines and Recommendations
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. THE ROLE OF GUIDELINES DERIVED FROM A SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH PROJECT
  27. Chapter 22: Assessment Report
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. INTERNAL EVALUATIONS
    4. ANSWERS TO THE EVALUATION QUESTIONS
    5. CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATIONS
  28. Chapter 23: Overall Conclusions
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. FOUR FINAL QUESTIONS
    4. CONCLUSIONS ON TESS AS A TOOL FOR CBD AT ALL LEVELS OF SOCIETY
    5. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
  29. Compilation of References
  30. About the Contributors