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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

This new practical guide provides a "hands-on" approach to learning the essential concepts and techniques of landscape ecology. The fundamental knowledge gained will enable students to usefully address landscape-level ecological and management issues. It is an ideal companion to the text, Landscape Ecology in Theory and Practice by Monica G. Turner, Robert H.

Overview

This new practical guide provides a "hands-on" approach to learning the essential concepts and techniques of landscape ecology. The fundamental knowledge gained will enable students to usefully address landscape-level ecological and management issues. It is an ideal companion to the text, Landscape Ecology in Theory and Practice by Monica G. Turner, Robert H. Gardner, and Robert V. O'Neill, also published by Springer-Verlag. The book is organized into nine sections comprising 20 chapters, each of which consists of a lab focusing on an important point in the text. A variety of approaches are presented: group discussion, thought problems, written exercises, and modeling. Each exercise is categorized as to whether it is for individual, small group, or whole class study. Appendices of additional exercises using specialized technical tools of landscape ecology (for example, GIS) are supplied for instructors with appropriate equipment. The exercises in the book are easily adaptable to any college's or university's facilities.

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 Auorrelograms (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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