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Recent Dynamics of the Mediterranean Vegetation and Landscape

The Mediterranean region has been shaped by human activity and maintained by traditional practices of land use for centuries.  This has affected the distribution of plants and the landscape, which can be considered as part of the European cultural landscape.  This book details the rapid changes that have taken place in the vegetation of the Mediterranean in the last half-century, a period in which major socio-economic development greatly affected the cultural and physical landscape.