A Changing World: Challenges for Landscape Research / Edition 1

Paperback (Print)
Buy New
Buy New from BN.com
$103.20
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $60.97
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 52%)
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (8) from $60.97   
  • New (6) from $60.97   
  • Used (2) from $144.74   

Overview

Modern landscape research uses a panoply of techniques to further our understanding of our changing world, including mathematics, statistics and advanced simulation techniques to combine empirical observations with known theories. This book identifies emerging fields and new challenges that are discussed within the framework of the ‘driving forces’ of Landscape Development. the book addresses all of the ‘hot topics’ in this important area of study and emphasizes major contemporary trends in these fields.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

From the reviews:

"This latest book in Springer’s Landscape Series looks at some of the emerging fields and new challenges in landscape research. … Drawing on the expertise of an interdisciplinary team, this collection provides a valuable reference for researchers in landscape ecology, conservation biology, ecological modeling, and related fields." (Abstracts of Public Administration, Development, and Environment, 2007)

"This book … provides the scientific community with some eye-opening material by including the importance of social dimensions in the dominant view of modern landscape ecology in North America. … In conclusion, I found this book very stimulating and valuable for landscape researchers, students and practitioners. I foresee that this text will play an important role in the history of landscape ecology, just like those of pioneer ecologists in the first half of the twentieth century." (Jiquan Chen, Landscape Ecology, Vol. 23, 2008)

"‘A Changing World, Challenges for Landscape Research,’ … includes a collection of contemporary hot topics currently studied by Swiss landscape ecologists. … The book contains papers that address frontier research issues as well as reviews of basic concepts and theories of landscape ecology. In general, the papers are of very good quality and the topics are worthy of publication. … I can recommend this book to both researchers and students in landscape ecology." (Hong S. He, Landscape Ecology, Vol. 23, 2008)

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789048123902
  • Publisher: Springer Netherlands
  • Publication date: 3/5/2009
  • Series: Landscape Series , #8
  • Edition description: 2007
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 296
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword.- Preface.- 1. Change and transformation: a synthesis; F. Kienast et al.- Part 1: Value systems - Major drivers of landscape dynamics. 2. Value systems: drivers of human-landscape interactions; M. Buchecker et al.- 3. The role of value systems in biodiversity research; P. Duelli et al.- 4. The meaning of 'Landscape' – an exegesis of Swiss government texts; P. Longatti, T. Dalang.- 5. Two aspects of the human-landscape relationship; M. Hunziker et al.- Part 2: Ecological observations and processes. 6. Modern remote sensing for environmental monitoring of landscape states and trajectories; N.E. Zimmermann et al.- 7. A large-scale, long-term view on collecting and sharing of landscape data; A. Lanz et al.- 8. On selected issues and challenges in dendroclimatology; J. Esper et al.- 9. Using the past to understand the present land use and land cover; M. Bürgi et al.- 10. Integrating population genetics with landscape ecology to infer spatio-temporal processes; R. Holderegger et al.- 11. Landscape permeability: from individual dispersal to population persistence; W. Suter et al.- Part 3: Spatial pattern recognition, time series analysis and dynamic modeling. 12. Identifying and quantifying landscape patterns in space and time; J. Bolliger et al.- 13. Essay on the study of the vegetation process; O. Wildi, L. Orlóci.- 14. Statistical analysis of landscape data: space-for-time, probability surfaces and discovering species; S. Ghosh, O. Wildi.- 15. Memory, non-stationarity and trend: analysis of environmental time series;S. Ghosh et al.- 16. Model up-scaling in landscape research; H. Lischke et al.- 17. Dynamic spatio-temporal landscape models; H. Lischke et al.-

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)