Landscape Ecology: A Widening Foundation / Edition 1 available in Hardcover
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- Springer Berlin Heidelberg
The urgent need for a sustainable environment has resulted in the increased recognition of the field of landscape ecology amongst policy makers working in the area of nature conservation, restoration and territorial planning. Nonetheless, the question of what is precisely meant by the term 'landscape ecology' is still unresolved. Is it, for example, an interdisciplinary approach to the study of the environment at a landscape scale? Or perhaps at the level of biological organisation? Still further, has the inseparability of landscape and culture affected the scope of 'landscape ecology'? No doubt, a proper foundation of the discipline must first be cemented. This book then develops such a foundation. In doing so it provides all the diverse applications of the discipline with a solid framework and proposes an effective diagnostic methodology to investigate the ecological state and the pathologies of the landscape.
|Publisher:||Springer Berlin Heidelberg|
|Product dimensions:||6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.03(d)|
Table of ContentsPart I Principles of Landscape Ecology: The Landscape as a Specific Biological Entity.- Some Concepts on a General Bio-System Theory; Landscape Structure.- Landscape Dynamics.- Landscape Transformations.- Theoretical Influence of Landscape Ecology; Part II Landscape Methodologies and Applications: Landscape Analysis.- Evaluation of the Components of the Landscape.- Diagnosis of the State of the Landscape.- Landscape Ecology and Sustainability.- Landscape Ecology and Conservation Biology.- Landscape Ecology and Environmental Design.- Landscape Ecology and Territorial Planning.- Case Studies of Landscape Ecology Applications.