Habitat Fragmentation and Landscape Change: An Ecological and Conservation Synthesis [NOOK Book]

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Habitat loss and degradation that comes as a result of human activity is the single biggest threat to biodiversity in the world today. Habitat Fragmentation and Landscape Change is a groundbreaking work that brings together a wealth of information from a wide range of sources to define the ecological problems caused by landscape change and to highlight the relationships among landscape change, habitat fragmentation, and biodiversity conservation. The book:•synthesizes a large body of information from the ...
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Habitat Fragmentation and Landscape Change: An Ecological and Conservation Synthesis

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Overview

Habitat loss and degradation that comes as a result of human activity is the single biggest threat to biodiversity in the world today. Habitat Fragmentation and Landscape Change is a groundbreaking work that brings together a wealth of information from a wide range of sources to define the ecological problems caused by landscape change and to highlight the relationships among landscape change, habitat fragmentation, and biodiversity conservation. The book:•synthesizes a large body of information from the scientific literature •considers key theoretical principles for examining and predicting effects •examines the range of effects that can arise •explores ways of mitigating impacts •reviews approaches to studying the problem •discusses knowledge gaps and future areas for research and management
Habitat Fragmentation and Landscape Change offers a unique mix of theoretical and practical information, outlining general principles and approaches and illustrating those principles with case studies from around the world. It represents a definitive overview and synthesis on the full range of topics that fall under the widely used but often vaguely defined term "habitat fragmentation."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781597266062
  • Publisher: Island Press
  • Publication date: 10/16/2006
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 352
  • File size: 5 MB

Meet the Author

David B. Lindenmayer is a research professor and Joern Fischer is postdoctoral research fellow at the Centre for Resource and Environmental Studies at the Australian National University in Canberra.
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