WSEAS Transactions on Environment and Development

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Volume 13, 2017

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Volume 13, 2017

Landscape Bionomics: a Systemic Approach to Understand and Govern Territorial Development

AUTHORS: Vittorio Ingegnoli, Stefano Bocchi, Elena Giglio

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ABSTRACT: The increasing importance of environmental studies brings even biology to a change in the scientific paradigm. That means a passage from reductionism to a systemic approach and shows the limits of many branches of biology, mainly genetics, ecology and medicine. New disciplines arose to upgrade these limits, as Epigenetics, Psycho-Neuro-Endocrine-Immunology and recently Bionomics. The discipline of Ecology or “Speech on our House” is necessary, but not sufficient: we need also Bionomics or “Doctrine of the Laws of Life Organisation on the Earth”. The Landscape Bionomics (LB) concerns the space-time-information territorial scale, recognising landscape as a peculiar biological level, so a living entity. Therefore, new perspectives appear in vegetation science, in agroecology, in territorial planning and nature conservation. Moreover, LB is able to indicate a human health risk factor due to bionomic alterations (even without pollution). So, a new figure of man-environmental physician emerges as Ecoiatra.

KEYWORDS: scientific paradigm, ecology, bionomics, landscape, vegetation science, agroecology, territorial planning, human health


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