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Academic & Professional Books  Ecology  Ecological Theory & Practice

Principles and Methods in Landscape Ecology Towards a Science of the Landscape

Series: Landscape Series Volume: 3
By: Almo Farina
412 pages, B/w photos, figs, tabs
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
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New edition of Farina's leading textbook on landscape ecology
Principles and Methods in Landscape Ecology
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About this book

New edition of this leading textbook on landscape ecology.

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Principles and methods of landscape ecology are intensively used to model and to manage disturbed landscapes and menaced pristine areas as well. Students and professionals can find a new version of "Principles and Methods in Landscape Ecology" firstly published in 1998 by Chapman & Hall (London).

Landscape ecology is an integrative and multi-disciplinary science and "Principles and Methods in Landscape Ecology" reconciles the geological, botanical, zoological and human perspectives. In particular new paradigms and theories like percolation, metapopulation, hierarchies, source-sink models have been integrated in this last edition with the recent theories on bio-complexity, information and cognitive sciences.

Methods for studying landscape ecology are covered including spatial geometry models and remote sensing in order to create confidence toward techniques and approaches that require a high experience and long-time dedication.


Principles and Methods in Landscape Ecology is a textbook useful to present the landscape in a multi-vision perspective for undergraduate and graduate students of biology, ecology, geography, forestry, agronomy, landscape architecture and planning. Sociology, economics, history, archaeology, anthropology, ecological psychology are some sciences that can benefit of the holistic vision offered by this texbook.


A relevant goal of this second edition is to increase confidence in the new generations of students and practitioners for considering the ecological systems as the result of the integration between ecosystemic (non-spatial) and landscape (spatial) patterns and processes.

Contents

General definitions and present status of the landscape ecology; basic concepts of landscape ecology; different approaches to landscape classifications; spatial patterns in natural and cultural landscapes; principles of landscape dynamics; descriptive and quantitative methods in landscape ecology - analysis and synthesis; planning, management, conservation and restoration of cultural landscapes in practice; synthesis - practical examples of landscape studies from spatial quantitative analysis to holistic problem-solving procedures.

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Biography

Almo Farina is Professor of Ecology at the Urbino University, Faculty of Environmental Sciences (Urbino, Italy).

Series: Landscape Series Volume: 3
By: Almo Farina
412 pages, B/w photos, figs, tabs
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
NHBS
New edition of Farina's leading textbook on landscape ecology
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From the reviews of the second edition "The second edition of Almo Farina's 'Principles and Methods in Landscape Ecology' gives a comprehensive, clearly structured and easily readable up-to-date overview on theories, concepts, principles and specific methods in modern landscape ecology. ! The whole book is well illustrated and contains numerous instructive tables, graphs and figures as well as a couple of colour photos. ! It is highly recommended not only to undergraduate and graduate students but also to everyone interested in landscape perspectives from an ecological point of view."(Norbert Holzel, Phytocoenologia, Vol. 38 (4), December, 2008)

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