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Landscape Ecology Principles in Landscape Architecture and Land Use Planning / Edition 1

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Overview

<p>Landscape ecology has emerged in the past decade as an important and useful tool for land-use planners and landscape architects. While professionals and scholars have begun to incorporate aspects of this new field into their work, there remains a need for a summary of key principles and how they might be applied in design and planning.<p>This volume fills that need. It is a concise handbook that lists and illustrates key principles in the field, presenting specific examples of how the principles can be applied in a range of scales and diverse types of landscapes around the world.<p>Chapters cover: <ul> <li>patches - size, number, and location <li>edges and boundaries <li>corridors and connectivity <li>mosaics <li>summaries of case studies from around the world </ul>
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781559635141
  • Publisher: Island Press
  • Publication date: 9/28/1996
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 80
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
1 What's the Big Deal, Anyway? 1
2 The Loss of Instream Flows: A Short History of Water Use and Water Law in the West 9
3 Instream Uses of Water 45
4 How Much Water Should Be Left in Streams? 95
5 Instream Flow Protection Issues in the States 111
6 Methods the States Use to Protect Instream Flows 137
7 Effect of Instream Flow Protection on Other Water Uses 165
8 Federal Authorities and Approaches for Protecting Instream Flows 177
9 Federal Water Development Programs Affecting Instream Flows 225
10 Federal Environmental Protection Legislation and Programs Affecting Instream Flows 255
11 Reaching a Balance in Water Allocation 297
Notes 307
References 379
Index 403
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