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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.
From the Contents: 1. Landscape ecological applications in man-influenced areas for linking man and nature systems.- 2. Spatial pattern analysis as a focus of landscape ecology to support evaluation of human impact on landscapes and diversity.- 3. Application of landscape ecology in long term ecological research.- 4. Ecological networks, from concept to implementation.- 5. Landscape changes in Japan based on national grid maps.- 6. Challenges faced when creating an evaluation method of biodiversity on an ecosystem level.- 7. Identification of the potential habitat for giant panda in the Wolong Nature Reserve by using landscape ecology methodology.- 8. Land use change from traditional to modern eras.- 9. Evaluation and planning of wildlife habitat in urban landscape.- 10. Landscape ecology for biodiversity.- 11. A higher-taxon approach with soil invertebrates to assessing habitat diversity in East Asian rural landscapes.- 12. Landscape ecological approach in oil palm land use planning and management for forest conservation in Malaysia.-
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)