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Seascape Ecology

By: Simon James Pittman(Editor), Simon A Levin(Foreword By)
501 pages, colour photos, colour & b/w illustrations
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Seascape Ecology
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Seascape Ecology provides a comprehensive look at the state-of-the-science in the application of landscape ecology to the seas and provides guidance for future research priorities. The first book devoted exclusively to this rapidly emerging and increasingly important discipline, it is comprised of contributions from researchers at the forefront of seascape ecology working around the world. It presents the principles, concepts, methodology, and techniques informing seascape ecology and reports on the latest developments in the application of the approach to marine ecology and management.

A growing number of marine scientists, geographers, and marine managers are asking questions about the marine environment that are best addressed with a landscape ecology perspective. Seascape Ecology represents the first serious effort to fill the gap in the literature on the subject. Key topics and features of interest include:
- The origins and history of seascape ecology and various approaches to spatial patterning in the sea
- The links between seascape patterns and ecological processes, with special attention paid to the roles played by seagrasses and salt marshes and animal movements through seascapes
- Human influences on seascape ecology – includes models for assessing human-seascape interactions
- A special epilogue in which three eminent scientists who have been instrumental in shaping the course of landscape ecology offer their insights and perspectives

Seascape Ecology is a must-read for researchers and professionals in an array of disciplines, including marine biology, environmental science, geosciences, marine and coastal management, and environmental protection. It is also an excellent supplementary text for university courses in those fields.


Contributors xiii
Foreword xix
Preface xxiii

Part I Spatial Patterning in the Sea 1
1 Introducing Seascape Ecology 3
   Simon J. Pittman
2 Mapping and Quantifying Seascape Patterns 27
   Bryan Costa, BrianWalker and Jennifer A. Dijkstra
3 Pelagic Seascapes 57
   Kylie L. Scales, Diego Alvarez-Berastegui, Clare Embling and Simon Ingram
4 Scale and Scaling in Seascape Ecology 89
   David C. Schneider

Part II Linking Seascape Patterns and Ecological Processes 119
5 Ecological Consequences of Seagrass and Salt-Marsh Seascape Patterning on Marine Fauna 121
   Christoffer Bostrom, Simon J. Pittman and Charles Simenstad
6 Seascape Patch Dynamics 153
   Emma L. Jackson, Rolando O. Santos-Corujo and Simon J. Pittman
7 Animal Movements through the Seascape: Integrating Movement Ecology with Seascape Ecology 189
   Simon J. Pittman, Benjamin Davis and Rolando O. Santos-Corujo
8 Using Individual-based Models to Explore Seascape Ecology 229
   Kevin A. Hovel and Helen M. Regan

Part III Seascape Connectivity 259
9 Connectivity in Coastal Seascapes 261
   Andrew D. Olds, Ivan Nagelkerken, Chantal M. Huijbers, Ben L. Gilby, Simon J. Pittman and Thomas A. Schlacher
10 Networks for Quantifying and Analysing Seascape Connectivity 293
   Eric A. Treml and Johnathan Kool
11 Linking Landscape and Seascape Conditions: Science, Tools and Management 319
   Kirsten L. L. Oleson, Kim A. Falinski, Donna-marie Audas, Samantha Coccia-Schillo,Paul Groves, Lida Teneva and Simon J. Pittman

Part IV People and Seascapes 365
12 Advancing a Holistic Systems Approach in Applied Seascape Ecology 367
   Simon J. Pittman, Chris A. Lepczyk, Lisa M.Wedding and Camille Parrain
13 Human Ecology at Sea: Modelling andMapping Human-Seascape Interactions 391
   Steven Saul and Simon J. Pittman
14 Applying Landscape Ecology for the Design and Evaluation of Marine Protected Area Networks 429
   Mary A. Young, Lisa M.Wedding and Mark H. Carr
15 Seascape Economics: Valuing Ecosystem Services across the Seascape 465
   Edward B. Barbier

Part V Epilogue 483
16 Landscape Ecologists’ Perspectives on Seascape Ecology 485
   Simon J. Pittman, JohnA. Wiens, Jianguo Wu and Dean L. Urban

Index 495

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Simon James Pittman is a marine ecologist with a Ph.D. in Geographical Sciences from the University of Queensland, Australia. As a scientist with one foot in academia and the other in government, he has taught and mentored graduate students, managed research projects informing management, as well as writing for marine science journals, academic books, and scientific reports. He is Director of Seascape Analytics Ltd., working as a senior scientist for the Biogeography Branch of the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Dr. Pittman is an Associate Researcher at Plymouth University’s Marine Institute, and Affiliate Faculty of Oregon State University and the University of the Virgin Islands.

By: Simon James Pittman(Editor), Simon A Levin(Foreword By)
501 pages, colour photos, colour & b/w illustrations
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
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