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Some general principles of landscape and regional ecology

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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

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Keywords

  • aggregate-with-outliers
  • grain size
  • indispensable pattern
  • land mosaic
  • landscape change
  • landscape ecology
  • metapopulation dynamics
  • mosaic sequence
  • patch-corridor-matrix
  • patch shape
  • principle
  • regional ecology