Practical Ecology for Planners, Developers, and Citizens / Edition 2

Practical Ecology for Planners, Developers, and Citizens / Edition 2

by Dan L. Perlman, Jeffrey Milder, Lincoln Institute of Land Policy
     
 

ISBN-10: 1559636343

ISBN-13: 9781559636346

Pub. Date: 11/12/2004

Publisher: Island Press

Practical Ecology for Planners, Developers, and Citizens introduces and explains key ecological concepts for planners, landscape architects, developers, and others involved in planning and building human habitats. The book is tailored to meet the needs of busy land use professionals and citizens seeking a concise yet thorough overview of ecology and its

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Practical Ecology for Planners, Developers, and Citizens introduces and explains key ecological concepts for planners, landscape architects, developers, and others involved in planning and building human habitats. The book is tailored to meet the needs of busy land use professionals and citizens seeking a concise yet thorough overview of ecology and its applications. It offers clear guidelines and a wealth of information on how we can protect species and ecosystems while at the same creating healthy, sustainable human communities.

Throughout the book, the authors make ecological concepts accessible to readers with little or no scientific background. They present key ideas and information in simple and pragmatic terms, and provide numerous graphics to help explain important concepts. They also offer exercises for the reader to practice ecologically-based planning and design, along with a list of resources for practical information on ecology and conservation.

Practical Ecology for Planners, Developers, and Citizens will raise the level of ecological understanding among land use professionals and citizens, and is an invaluable new resource for anyone concerned with human land use and its environmental impacts.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781559636346
Publisher:
Island Press
Publication date:
11/12/2004
Edition description:
1
Pages:
328
Product dimensions:
7.10(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1Humans plan7
Ch. 2An introduction to ecology and biodiversity21
Ch. 3When humans and nature collide36
Ch. 4Change through time53
Ch. 5Populations and communities72
Ch. 6The ecology of landscapes93
Ch. 7Conservation planning131
Ch. 8Nature in the neighborhood151
Ch. 9Restoration and management169
Ch. 10Ecologically based planning and design techniques186
Ch. 11Principles in practice217
App. ACurrent status of biodiversity in North America241

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