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Ecosystem and Territorial Resilience - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128182154

Ecosystem and Territorial Resilience

1st Edition

A Geoprospective Approach

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Editors: Emmanuel Garbolino Christine Voiron-Canicio
Paperback ISBN: 9780128182154
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 1st September 2020
Page Count: 301
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Ecosystem and Territorial Resilience: A Geoprospective Approach provides a full review of the geoprospective approach and how it can be used in planning for and implementing climate resilience measures. The geoprospective approach is a way to predict and assess for environmental risks, and is a comprehensive method for identifying and addressing potential climate change impacts. In addition to the main concepts and methods of this approach, the book presents applications and case studies for different spatio-temporal scales and problems related to the degradation of ecosystem services, as well as applying the geoprospective approach to environmental planning.

Ecosystem and Territorial Resilience: A Geoprospective Approach offers an interdisciplinary perspective, tying in concepts and techniques from geography, including spatial analysis methods, modelling, and GIS, to address issues of ecological impacts, urban risk and resilience, land use changes, coastal impacts, and sustainable development. This book is a unique and integral resource for policy makers, environmental managers, scientists, engineers, consultants, and graduate students interested in various aspects of climate change impact.

Key Features

  • Introduces the geoprospective approach to assess the impact of global changes on ecosystems, and potential risk situations for ecosystems and society
  • Includes geographical techniques such as spatial analysis methods, modelling, and GIS to address various climate change issues
  • Provides case studies as well as interviews with planners and policy makers regarding their views on territorial planning and expectations


Policy makers and environmental managers concerned with risks and ecosystems impacted by climate change; climate scientists, engineers, consultants, MA/PhD students

Table of Contents

1. The origins of geoprospective
2. Anticipating the impacts of future changes on ecosystems: Main issues of geoprospective
3. Knowledge challenges of the Geoprospective approach applied to territorial resilience
4. Methods and tools in Geoprospective
5. Geoprospective approach for biodiversity conservation taking into account human activities and global warming
6. Estimating the territorial potential for adoption of electromobility – geoprospective scenarios
7. The Valais touristic model facing climate change: geoprospective simulations of more environmentally integrated development models.
8. Geoprospective assessment of the Wood Energy Supply Chain sustainability in a context of global warming and land use change within 2050 in Mediterranean area
9. Simulating together multi-scale and multi-sectorial adaptations to global change and their impacts: A generic serious game and its implementation in coastal areas in France and South Africa
10. Geoprospective as a support to marine spatial planning: some French experience-based assumptions and findings
11. Simulating the interactions of environmental and socio-economic dynamics at the scale of an eco-district: Urban modeling of Gerland (Lyon, France)
12. Geodesign for Collaborative Spatial Planning: three case studies at different scales
13. How do public policies respond to spatialized environmental issues? Feedback and perspectives


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About the Editors

Emmanuel Garbolino

Dr. Emmanuel Garbolino supervises researchers in Geography (University of Nice, France) and he is also an engineer in Ecology (University of Aix-Marseille, France). After earning his PhD, for which he also worked at the Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission located at Ispra (Italy), Dr. Garbolino spent 17 years in the field of public research at MINES ParisTech at the Centre for Risk and Crisis researches. He is currently the Director of Climpact Data Science (CDS), a company that provides services to support decision-makers to adapt their strategy, activities and territorial management in the frame of global climate and land use changes.

Affiliations and Expertise

Director of Climpact Data Science (CDS) and Research Supervisor at University of Nice, France

Christine Voiron-Canicio

Christine Voiron-Canicio is a Professor of Geography at University Côte d’Azur (France); recipient of the bronze medal from CNRS; aco-founder of the Geoprospective research group; co-head of the Territorial Resilience Strategy training for sustainable city stakeholders, in collaboration with Sustainable City by France. Dr. Voiron-Canicio led the ESPACE lab from 2008 to 2017. She specializes in spatial analysis applied to sustainability issues, including urban risks, slow evolutions and sudden phenomena, vulnerabilities, and resilience. Dr. Voiron-Canicio couples scientific skills in modeling and spatial simulations with geoprospective approaches aimed at anticipating the spatial impacts of future changes. She is currently involved in research for diagnosing and improving the adaptive capacity of regions and cities.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Geography at University Côte d’Azur (France)

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