A dozen general principles of landscape and regional ecology are delineated to stimulate their evaluation, refinement, and usage. Brief background material and a few references provide entrées into the subjects. The principles are presented in four groups: landscapes and regions; patches and corridors; mosaics; and applications. Most appear useful in solving a wide range of environmental and societal land-use issues.
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Forman, R.T.T. Some general principles of landscape and regional ecology. Landscape Ecol 10, 133–142 (1995). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00133027
- grain size
- indispensable pattern
- land mosaic
- landscape change
- landscape ecology
- metapopulation dynamics
- mosaic sequence
- patch shape
- regional ecology