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Landscape Ecology: A Top Down Approach

Edited By: Jim Sanderson and Larry D Harris

246 pages, no illustrations

Lewis Publishers

Hardback | Dec 2000 | #105623 | ISBN: 1566703689
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About this book

Serves as a general introduction to this relatively new and emerging area of study, taking what the authors call a "top-down approach". That is to say, believing that context is equally as important as content and that an isolated, dismembered landscape fragment will lose biodiversity. The authors argue that the most detailed mathematical models of all the biodiversity within a landscape will not suffice to predict the outcome of management practices if the contextual analysis reveals that human impacts outside the landscape are contributing to a reserve's ultimate demise.


Contents

THE PRESENCE OF THE PAST Brief History of Landscape Ecology An Epistemology of Landscape Ecology The Presence of the Past Landforms and Landscapes THE ECOLOGY OF LANDSCAPES The Ecology in Landscape Ecology Landscape and Edge Effects on Population Dynamics: Approaches and Examples LANDSCAPE THEORY AND PRACTICE The Re-Membered Landscape Quantifying Constraints Upon Trophic and Migratory Transfers Landscapes Land Use in America: The Forgotten Agenda The European Experience: From Site Protection to Ecological Networks A Land Transformation Model for the Saginaw Bay Watershed Individual-Based Models on the Landscape: Applications to the Everglades REFERENCES INDEX

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