Key Topics in Landscape Ecology: Key Issues in Theory, Methodology, and Applications / Edition 1by Jianguo Wu
Pub. Date: 10/28/2006
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Landscape ecology is a relatively new area of study, which aims to understand the pattern of interaction of biological and cultural communities within a landscape. This book brings together leading figures from the field to provide an up-to-date survey of recent advances, identify key research problems and suggest a future direction for development and expansion of… See more details below
Landscape ecology is a relatively new area of study, which aims to understand the pattern of interaction of biological and cultural communities within a landscape. This book brings together leading figures from the field to provide an up-to-date survey of recent advances, identify key research problems and suggest a future direction for development and expansion of knowledge. Providing in-depth reviews of the principles and methods for understanding landscape patterns and changes, the book illustrates concepts with examples of innovative applications from different parts of the world. Forming a current 'state-of-the-science' for the science of landscape ecology, this book forms an essential reference for graduate students, academics, professionals and practitioners in ecology, environmental science, natural resource management, and landscape planning and design.
Table of Contents
Preface; Part I. Introduction: 1. Perspectives and prospects of landscape ecology Richard Hobbs and Jianguo Wu; Part II. Key Topics and Perspectives: 2. Adequate data of known accuracy are critical to advancing the field of landscape ecology Louis R. Iverson; 3. Landscape pattern analysis: key issues and challenges Harbin Li and Jianguo Wu; 4. Spatial heterogeneity and ecosystem processes Monica G. Turner and Jeffrey A. Cardille; 5. Landscape heterogeneity and metapopulation dynamics Lenore Fahrig; 6. Determining pattern-process relationship in heterogeneous landscapes Robert H. Gardner, James D. Forester and Roy E. Plotnick; 7. Scale and scaling: a cross-disciplinary perspective Jianguo Wu; 8. Optimization of landscape pattern John Hof and Curtis Flather; 9. Advances in detecting landscape changes at multiple scales: examples from Northern Australia John A. Ludwig; 10. The preoccupation of landscape research with land use and land cover Marc Antrop; 11. Applying landscape-ecological principles to regional conservation: the wildcountry project in Australia Brendan G. Mackey, Michael E. Soulé, Henry A. Nix, Harry F. Recher, Robert G. Lesslie, Jann E. Williams, John C. Z. Woinarski, Richard J. Hobbs and Hugh P. Possingham; 12. Using landscape ecology to make sense of Australia's last frontier David Bowman; 13. Transferring ecological knowledge to landscape planning: a design method for robust corridors Claire Vos, Paul Opdam, Eveliene G. Steingröver and Rien Reijnen; 14. Integrative landscape research: facts and challenges Gary Fry, Bärbel Tress and Gunther Tress; Part III. Synthesis: 15. Landscape ecology: the state of the science Jianguo Wu and Richard J. Hobbs; Index.
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