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A Changing World: Challenges for Landscape Research / Edition 1
     

A Changing World: Challenges for Landscape Research / Edition 1

by Felix Kienast, Otto Wildi, Sucharita Ghosh
 

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ISBN-10: 1402044348

ISBN-13: 9781402044342

Pub. Date: 03/28/2007

Publisher: Springer Netherlands

Written primarily for researchers and advanced students in environmental and social sciences, this latest book in Springer's Landscape Series looks at some of the emerging fields and new challenges in landscape research. These include:

the role of value systems in perceiving, appreciating, and managing landscapes

the 'space' and 'place' concept in landscape

Overview

Written primarily for researchers and advanced students in environmental and social sciences, this latest book in Springer's Landscape Series looks at some of the emerging fields and new challenges in landscape research. These include:

the role of value systems in perceiving, appreciating, and managing landscapes

the 'space' and 'place' concept in landscape research

GIS and remote sensing techniques for gathering and processing spatially and temporally explicit land cover, vegetation, and land use data

methods of landscape history

landscape genetics and genetic methods to test landscape connectivity and dispersal of plant and animal species

palaeoclimatic research, with focus on tree ring based temperature reconstructions

landscape patterns processes and model up-scaling

statistical methods for environmental time series and other observations

Drawing on the expertise of an interdisciplinary team. the book provides a valuable reference for researchers in landscape ecology, landscape perception, conservation biology, ecological modeling, statistics in the environmental sciences and related fields.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781402044342
Publisher:
Springer Netherlands
Publication date:
03/28/2007
Series:
Landscape Series , #8
Edition description:
2007
Pages:
296
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.03(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword by the Series Editors v

Preface ix

Change and Transformation: A Synthesis Felix Kienast Otto Wildi Sucharita Ghosh 1

Value Systems - Major Drivers of Landscape Dynamics 5

Value Systems: Drivers of Human-landscape Interactions Matthias Buchecker Susanne Kianicka Berit Junker 7

The Role of Value Systems in Biodiversity Research Peter Duelli Priska Baur Matthias Buchecker Felix Gugerli Rolf Holderegger Thomas Wohlgemuth 27

The Meaning of "Landscape" - An Exegesis of Swiss Government Texts Peter Longatti Thomas Dalang 35

Space and Place - Two Aspects of the Human-landscape Relationship Marcel Hunziker Matthias Buchecker Terry Hartig 47

Ecological Observations and Processes 63

Modern Remote Sensing for Environmental Monitoring of Landscape States and Trajectories Niklaus E. Zimmermann Robert A. Washington-Allen Robert D. Ramsey Michael E. Schaepman Lukas Mathys Benjamin Köet;tz Mathias Kneubüet;hler Thomas C. Edwards 65

A Large-scale, Long-term view on Collecting and Sharing Landscape Data Adrian Lanz Martin Bräet;ndli Andri Baltensweiler 93

On Selected Issues and Challenges in Dendroclimatology Jan Esper David C. Frank Jüet;rg Luterbacher 113

Using the Past to Understand the Present Land Use and Land Cover Matthias Büet;rgi Anna M. Hersperger Marcus Hall Emiliy W.B. (Russell) Southgate Nina Schneeberger 133

Integrating Population Genetics with Landscape Ecology to Infer Spatio-temporal Processes Rolf Holderegger Felix Gugerli Christoph Scheidegger Pierre Taberlet 145

Landscape Permedability: From Individual Dispersal to Population Persistence Werner Suter Kurt Bollmann Rolf Holderegger 157

Spatial Pattern Recognition, TimeSeries Analysis and Dynamic Modeling 175

Identifying and Quantifying Landscape Patterns in Space and Time Janine Bolliger Helene H. Wagner Monica G. Turner 177

Essay on the Study of the Vegetation Process Otto Wildi László Orlóci 195

Statistical Analysis of Landscape Data: Space-for-time, Probability Surfaces and Discovering Species Sucharita Chosh Otto Wildi 209

Memory, Non-stationarity and Trend: Analysis of Environmental Time Series Sucharita Ghosh Jan Beran Siegfried Heiler Donald Percival Willy Tinner 223

Model Up-scaling in Landscape Research Heike Lischke Thomas J. Löet;ffler Peter E. Thornton Niklaus E. Zimmermann 249

Dynamic Spatio-temporal Landscape Models Heike Lischke Janine Bolliger Ralf Seppelt 273

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