Land Mosaics: The Ecology of Landscapes and Regions / Edition 1 by Richard T. T. Forman | 9780521479806 | Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Land Mosaics: The Ecology of Landscapes and Regions / Edition 1

Land Mosaics: The Ecology of Landscapes and Regions / Edition 1

by Richard T. T. Forman
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521479800

ISBN-13: 9780521479806

Pub. Date: 11/28/1995

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Animals, water, wind, and people flow at different rates according to spatial patterns common to almost all landscapes and regions. This up-to-date synthesis explores the ecology of heterogeneous land areas, where natural processes and human activities interact to produce an ever changing mosaic. The subject has great relevance to contemporary society and this book

Overview

Animals, water, wind, and people flow at different rates according to spatial patterns common to almost all landscapes and regions. This up-to-date synthesis explores the ecology of heterogeneous land areas, where natural processes and human activities interact to produce an ever changing mosaic. The subject has great relevance to contemporary society and this book reflects the breadth of this importance: there are many ideas and applications for planning, conservation, design, management, sustainability and policy. Spatial solutions are provided for society's land-use objectives. Students and professionals alike will be drawn by the attractive and informative illustrations, the conceptual synthesis, the wide international perspective, and the range of topics and research covered.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521479806
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
11/28/1995
Edition description:
Reprinted
Pages:
632
Product dimensions:
6.85(w) x 9.72(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

PART I. LANDSCAPES AND REGIONS: 1. Foundations; PART Ii. PATCHES: 2. Patch size and number; 3. Boundaries and edges; 4. Patch shape; Part III. CORRIDORS: 5. Corridor attributes, roads and powerlines; 6. Windbreaks, hedges and woodland corridors; 7. Stream and river corridors; 8. Networks and the matrix; Part IV. Mosaics and Flows: 9. Configurations and mosaics; 10. Wind and water flows in mosaics; 11. Species movements in mosaics; Part V. Changing Mosaics: 12. Land transformation and fragmentation; 13. Land planning and management; 14. Creating sustainable environments.

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