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Habitat Fragmentation and Landscape Change: An Ecological and Conservation Synthesis

By: David Lindenmayer and Joern Fischer

328 pages, b&w illus

Island Press

Paperback | Oct 2006 | #163459 | ISBN: 1597260215
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Hardback | Oct 2006 | #163460 | ISBN: 1597260207
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About this book

Habitat loss and degradation that comes as a result of human activity is the single biggest threat to biodiversity in the world today. "Habitat Fragmentation and Landscape Change" is a groundbreaking work that brings together a wealth of information from a wide range of sources to define the ecological problems caused by landscape change and to highlight the relationships among landscape change, habitat fragmentation, and biodiversity conservation.

*synthesizes a large body of information from the scientific literature;
*considers key theoretical principles for examining and predicting effects;
*examines the range of effects that can arise;
*explores ways of mitigating impacts;
*reviews approaches to studying the problem;
*discusses knowledge gaps and future areas for research and management.

"Habitat Fragmentation and Landscape Change" offers a unique mix of theoretical and practical information, outlining general principles and approaches and illustrating those principles with case studies from around the world.

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David B. Lindenmayer is research professor and Joern Fischer is post-doctoral research fellow at the Centre for Resource and Environmental Studies at the Australian National University in Canberra.

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