Landscape Ecology / Edition 1

Landscape Ecology / Edition 1

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by Richard T. T. Forman, Michel Godron
     
 

This important new work—the first of its kind—focuses on the distribution patterns of landscape elements or ecosystems; the flows of animals, plants, energy, mineral nutrients and water; and the ecological changes in the landscape over time. Includes over 1,200 references from current ecology, geography, forestry, and wildlife biologcy literature.See more details below

Overview

This important new work—the first of its kind—focuses on the distribution patterns of landscape elements or ecosystems; the flows of animals, plants, energy, mineral nutrients and water; and the ecological changes in the landscape over time. Includes over 1,200 references from current ecology, geography, forestry, and wildlife biologcy literature.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471870371
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
02/10/1986
Pages:
640
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 1.36(d)

Table of Contents

OVERVIEW The Landscape and Major Principles.

Ecological Concepts in Brief.

LANSCAPE STRUCTURE Patches.

Corridors.

Matrix and Network.

Overall Structure.

LANDSCAPE DYNAMICS Natural Processes in Landscape Development.

The Human Role in Landscape Development.

Flows Between Adjacent Landscape Elements.

Animal and Plant Movement Across a Landscape.

Landscape Functioning.

Landscape Change.

HETEROGENEITY AND MANAGEMENT Heterogeneity and Typology.

Landscape Management.

Index.

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