Learning Landscape Ecology: A Practical Guide to Concepts and Techniques / Edition 1

Learning Landscape Ecology: A Practical Guide to Concepts and Techniques / Edition 1

by Sarah E. Gergel, Monica G. Turner
     
 

ISBN-10: 0387952543

ISBN-13: 9780387952543

Pub. Date: 08/15/2003

Publisher: Springer New York

Filled with numerous exercises this practical guide provides a real hands-on approach to learning the essential concepts and techniques of landscape ecology. The knowledge gained enables students to usefully address landscape- level ecological and management issues. A variety of approaches are presented, including: group discussion, thought problems, written…  See more details below

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Filled with numerous exercises this practical guide provides a real hands-on approach to learning the essential concepts and techniques of landscape ecology. The knowledge gained enables students to usefully address landscape- level ecological and management issues. A variety of approaches are presented, including: group discussion, thought problems, written exercises, and modelling. Each exercise is categorised as to whether it is for individual, small group, or whole class study.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780387952543
Publisher:
Springer New York
Publication date:
08/15/2003
Edition description:
1st Corrected ed. 2002. Corr. 2nd printing 2003
Pages:
316
Product dimensions:
0.71(w) x 6.14(h) x 9.21(d)

Table of Contents

I. Introduction and Concepts of Scale:
* Scale and Hierarchy Theory (Robert V. O'Neill and Mark A. Smith).
* Collecting Spatial Data at Broad Scales (Sarah E. Gergel, Monica G. Turner, and David J. Mladenoff).
* Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) (Joshua D. Greenberg, Miles G. Logsdon, and Jerry F. Franklin).-
II. Models and Causes of Landscape Pattern:
* Introduction to Markov Models (Dean L. Urban and David O. Wallin).
* Simulating Changes in Landscape Pattern (Eric J. Gustafson).
* Creating Landscape Pattern (Hazel R. Delcourt).-
III. Quantifying Landscape Pattern:
* Understanding Landscape Metrics I (Jeffrey A. Cardille and Monica G. Turner).
* Understanding Landscape Metrics II: Effects of Changes of Scale (Joshua G. Greenberg, Sarah E. Gergel, and Monica G. Turner).
* Neutral Landscape Models (Robert H. Gardner and Steven Walters).
* Scale Detection Using Semivariograms and Autocorrelograms (Michael W. Palmer).-
IV. Disturbance Dynamics:
* Landscape Disturbance: Location, Pattern, and Dynamics (Monica G. Turner, Daniel B. Tinker, Sarah E. Gergel, and F. Stuart Chapin, III).
* Alternative Stable States (Garry D. Peterson).-
V. Organism Response to Landscape Pattern:
* Interpreting Landscape Patterns from Organism-Based Perspectives (Scott M. Pearson).
* Landscape Context (Scott M. Pearson).
* Landscape Connectivity and Metapopulation Dynamics (Kimberly A. With).
* Individual-Based Modeling: The Bachman's Sparrow (John B. Dunning, Jr., David J. Stewart, and Jianguo Liu).-
VI. Ecosystem Processes at Broad Scales:
* Feedbacks between Organisms and Ecosystem Processes (Linda L. Wallace and Steve T. Gray).
* Modeling Ecosystem Processes (Sarah E. Gergel and Tara Reed-Andersen).-
VII. Applied Landscape Ecology: Integrating Across the Levels:
* Reserve Design (Stanley A. Temple and John R. Cary).
* Prioritizing Reserves for Acquisition (Dean L. Urban).

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