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Mosaic Landscapes and Ecological Processes

Series: IALE Studies in Landscape Ecology Volume: 2

Edited By: L Hansson and G Merriam

384 pages, 1 b/w photos, 48 line illus

Chapman & Hall

Hardback | Dec 1994 | #39523 | ISBN: 0412454602
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Reflects the profound changes that have taken place in the science of ecology away from the more classical view of ecological processes taking place within homogenous environments, to a recognition that organisms in the real world are clumped into patchy populations - and that this heterogeneity has significant effects on ecological processes.

The examination of the most recent studies including more than one habitat and interactions between habitats, plus the significance of this approach for generalizations to other ecological mechanisms, is the subject of this important book. Mosaic Landscapes and Ecological Processes will help ecologists and conservation biologists to solve real-life problems. - Ethology, Ecology & Evolution; ...I found Mosaics Landscapes a pleasure to read...the entire enterprise comes together splendidly, offering for the first time an appreciation of the 'organism eye-view' of landscape ecology...Mosaic Landscapes offers a 'state of the art' discussion of the ecological theory... - Trends in Ecology and Evolution


Landscape mosaics and ecological theory, John Wiens. Part 1 Origin of landscape pattern: spatial and temporal landscape patterns in arid and semi-arid African savannas, A. Joy Belsky; effects of animals on landscape pattern, Carol Johnston. Part 2 Response of individuals and populations to landscape pattern: movement patterns related to spatial structures, Rolf Ims; habitat selection in mosaic landscapes, Douglas Morris; resource tracking in space and time, Michal Kozakiewicz. Part 3 Landscape pattern, population dynamics and population genetics: landscape structure and genetic variation in plants - empirical evidence, Andrew Young; effects of population dynamics on genetics in mosaic landscapes, David McCauley. Part 4 Effects of landscape pattern on species interaction: effects of landscape pattern on competitive interactions, Ilkka Hanski; effects of landscape composition on predation rates at habitat edges, Henrik Andren; the plant-pollinator landscape, Judith Bronstein. Part 5 Implications for conservation: landscape pattern and population conservation, Susan Harrison and Lenore Fahrig; incorporating landscape pattern into conservation programmes, Graham Arnold.

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