Since the last century of ecological history, landscape ecologists have played a role in solving many hot issues linking development and conservation of landscape. Recently, cause and consequences of landscape change are significantly related to rapid urbanization and land transformation in populated area. Therefore, ecological applications on the man-influenced area are a worldwide issue and challenge in landscape ecology.
The aim of Landscape Ecological Applications in Man-Influenced Areas is not only to expand concept of landscape ecology, but also to apply its principle 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. This book also includes several case studies concerning landscape analysis and evaluation using spatial analysis and landscape modelling for establishing sustainable management strategy in urban and agricultural landscapes.
The subtitle of the book suggests the integrative and ubiquitous landscape planning considering harmony of man and nature systems in the socio-economic and cultural background. Such key issues and technology of landscape research will provide implements and guidebook for decision makers and land planners as well as teachers and students at universities.
From the reviews: "This volume comes out of a series of symposia at ecology and landscape ecology conferences. ! The book is divided into three major sections, plus introductory and concluding materials. ! As a whole, this volume serves to present Eastern ideas to a scientific audience ! ." (Sarah Goslee, Landscape Ecology, Issue 23, 2008)
Preface.- 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; A . 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 heat islands; Z. Ouyang et al.- 28. Connectivity analyses of avifauna in urban areas; H. Hashimoto.- 29. International trends of rural landscape researches for land management and policies; J.-E. Kim et al.- Session V. Conclusion. 30. Linking man and nature landscape systems - Landscaping blue-green network; S.-K. Hong.- Index.-
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