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About this book
About this book
Presents the state of the art of the fundamentals of landscape ecology. Contents include: Foreword; Part I: Principles, Theory, and Methods; Part II: Landscape Evaluation; Part III: Management and Conservation of Landscapes; Acting in Landscape Ecology: Concluding Remarks. References. Glossary & Acronyms. Species Index. Author Index. Subject Index.
Part I: Principles, Theory, and Methods. 1.1. The Birth of Landscape Ecology: An Important Heritage. 1.2. Towards an Unified Thgeory. 1.3. Definition of Landscape. 1.4. The Dimension of Landscape. 1.5. Landscape Typologies and Functions. 1.6. Emerging Properties of Landscape. 1.7. Ecological Concepts Incorporated into the Landscape Paradigm. 1.8. Processes in Landscape. Part II: Landscape Evaluation. 2.1. Exploring Evaluation Procedures. 2.2. Landscape Evaluation and Scale. 2.3. Concepts and Procedures of Landscape Evaluation. 2.4. Tools for Evaluating the Structure and Functions and Land Mosaics. Part III: Management and Conservation of Landscapes. 3.1. Some Concepts in Management and Conservation. 3.2. Landscape Approach to Management and Conservation: Exploring New Dimensions. 3.3. Large Scale Landscape Management. 3.4. Multiple Scale Investigation and Management. 3.5. Constraints in Managing. 3.6. Types of Management. 3.7. Managing Patterns. 3.8. Managing Processes. 3.9. Managing Functional Areas. 3.10. Conserving the Landscape. 3.11. Perspectives in Mangement and Conservation. Acting in Landscape Ecology: Concluding Remarks.
317 pages, Illus, figs
'This book should be useful to educators, researchers, horticulturists and government officials responsible for land use issues.' Current Books on Gardening & Botany, 2001 'The author succeeds in conveying both the successes and current state of affairs in landscape ecology. Importantly, this is allied to a sense of the potential of landscape ecology as a conceptual and practical framework for addressing many of the contentious issues in conservation and land management that are currently being faced world-wide.' Dr Christopher Young, University of Wolverhampton, UK