All Shops

Go to British Wildlife

6 issues per year 84 pages per issue Subscription only

British Wildlife is the leading natural history magazine in the UK, providing essential reading for both enthusiast and professional naturalists and wildlife conservationists. Published six times a year, British Wildlife bridges the gap between popular writing and scientific literature through a combination of long-form articles, regular columns and reports, book reviews and letters.

Subscriptions from £25 per year

Conservation Land Management

4 issues per year 44 pages per issue Subscription only

Conservation Land Management (CLM) is a quarterly magazine that is widely regarded as essential reading for all who are involved in land management for nature conservation, across the British Isles. CLM includes long-form articles, events listings, publication reviews, new product information and updates, reports of conferences and letters.

Subscriptions from £18 per year
Academic & Professional Books  Habitats & Ecosystems  Habitats & Ecosystems: General

Complexity in Landscape Ecology

SPECIAL OFFER
Series: Landscape Series Volume: 4
By: DG Green, N Klomp, G Rimmington and S Sadedin
208 pages, b/w illus
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
Complexity in Landscape Ecology
Click to have a closer look
Select version
  • Complexity in Landscape Ecology ISBN: 9789048123919 Paperback Apr 2009 Usually dispatched within 1-2 weeks
    £58.99£99.99
    #180364
  • Complexity in Landscape Ecology ISBN: 9781402042850 Hardback Dec 2006 Usually dispatched within 1-2 weeks
    £93.99£159.99
    #156652
Selected version: £58.99
About this book Contents Customer reviews Related titles

About this book

Interactions matter. To understand the distributions of plants and animals in a landscape you need to understand how they interact with each other, and with their environment. The resulting networks of interactions make ecosystems highly complex. Recent research on complexity and artificial life provides many new insights about patterns and processes in landscapes and ecosystems. This book provides the first overview of that work for general readers. It covers such topics as connectivity, criticality, feedback, and networks, as well as their impact on the stability and predictability of ecosystem dynamics. With over 60 years of research experience of both ecology and complexity, the authors are uniquely qualified to provide a new perspective on traditional ecology. They argue that understanding ecological complexity is crucial in today's globalized and interconnected world. Successful management of the world's ecosystems needs to combine models of ecosystem complexity with biodiversity, environmental, geographic and socioeconomic information.

Contents

From the contentsComplexity and ecology.- Seeing the wood for the trees.- Complexity in landscapes.- Oh, what a tangled web.- The imbalance of nature.- Populations in landscapes.- Living with the neighbours.- Genetics and adaptation in landscapes.- Virtual worlds.- Digital ecology.- The global picture.- References. Index.

Customer Reviews

SPECIAL OFFER
Series: Landscape Series Volume: 4
By: DG Green, N Klomp, G Rimmington and S Sadedin
208 pages, b/w illus
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
Media reviews

From the reviews of the first edition: "This book is meant to be a 'gentle introduction' to the field of complexity and landscape ecology. ! the book succeeds in its goal ! . the most inspiring idea in the book is that seemingly complex ecological phenomena can often be explained by simple assumptions ! . As such, this book could serve as a springboard for stimulating research about other general ecological principles ! . I recommend the book to those who need a simple introduction to this complex topic ! ." (Erica A. H. Smithwick, Ecology, Vol. 87 (11), November, 2006)

Current promotions
Backlist BargainsThe Mammal SocietyOrder your free copy of our 2018 equipment catalogueBritish Wildlife