Landscape Ecological Applications in Man-Influenced Areas not only expands the concept of landscape ecology, but also applies its principles to man-influenced ecosystems. New dimensions of landscape ecological research in a global change such as urbanization, biodiversity, and land transformation are explored in this book. The book also includes case studies concerning landscape analysis and evaluation using spatial analysis and landscape modelling for establishing sustainable management strategy in urban and agricultural landscapes.
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Table of ContentsPreface.- Foreword; W. Haber.- Session I: Introduction. 1. Landscape ecological applications in man-influenced areas for linking man and nature systems; S.-K. Hong et al.- Session II: Landscape Analysis and Evaluation Method. Part 1. Baseline concept. 2. Spatial pattern analysis as a focus of landscape ecology to support evaluation of human impact on landscapes and diversity; K.J. Koffi et al.- 3. Application of landscape ecology in long term ecological research - Case study in China; B.-J. Fu et al.- 4. Ecological networks, from concept to implementation; R.H.G. Jongman.- Part 2. Applications in evaluation. 5. Landscape changes in Japan based on national grid maps; N. Nakagoshi, J.-E. Kim.- 6. Challenges faced when creating an evaluation method of biodiversity on an ecosystem level; J. Morimoto.- 7. Identification of the potential habitat for giant panda in the Wolong Nature Reserve by using landscape ecology methodology; L. Chen et al.- 8. Land use change from traditional to modern eras: Saitama Prefecture, Japan; R. Seguchi et al.- 9. Evaluation and planning of wildlife habitat in urban landscape; Y. Natuhara.- Session III. Landscape Management. Part 3. Applications in managing diversity. 10. Landscape ecology for biodiversity - Scaling up; T.H. Ro, S.-K. Hong.- 11. A higher-taxon approach with soil invertebrates to assessing habitat diversity in East Asian rural landscapes; S.-I. Tanabe et al.- 12. Landscape ecological approach in oil palm land use planning and management for forest conservation in Malaysia; S.A. Abdullah, N. Nakagoshi.- 13. Managing biodiversity of rice paddy culture in urban landscape - Case research in Seoul City; I.-J. Song, Y.-r. Gin.- Part 4. Applications in landscape health. 14. Landscape restoration - A case practice of Kushiro Mire, Hokkaido; F. Nakamura, Y.S. Ahn.- 15. Non-indigenous plant species in Central European forest ecosystems; S. Zerbe.- 16. Traffic mortality, analysis and mitigation - Effects of road, traffic, vehicle and species characteristics; F. van Langevelde et al.- 17. Element fluxes and budgets of a plantation embedded in an agroforestry landscape: Implication for landscape management and sustainability; W. Shen et al.- 18. The effects of the regulation system on the structure and dynamics of green space in an urban landscape - The case of Kitakyushu City; T. Manabe et al.- 19. Seeding on slopes in Japan for nature restoration; H. Yoshida.- 20. Wetlands and riparian buffer zones in landscape functioning; Ü. Mander, K. Kimmel.- 21. Post-fire forest restoration indicated by canopy density in the northern great Hing’an mountains; F.-J. Xie et al.- Session IV. Designing for Landscape Creation. Part 5. Applications in land planning and strategy. 22. Kyoto as a garden city - A landscape ecological perception of Japanese garden design; Y. Morimoto.- 23. Bee-Bo forest: Traditional landscape ecological forest in Korea; K.-S. Lee.- 24. Cultural patterns as a component of environmental planning and design; R.D. Brown et al.- 25. Comparison of scenarios for the Vistula river, Poland; T. van der Sluis et al.- 26. Trends and future researches in green space design - Toward practical planning; K. Nagashima.- 27. Beijing urban spatial distribution and resulting impacts on