Forest Landscape Ecology

Transferring Knowledge to Practice

  • Ajith H. Perera
  • Lisa J. Buse
  • Thomas R. Crow

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Ajith H. Perera, Lisa J. Buse, Thomas R. Crow
    Pages 1-18
  3. Eric J. Gustafson, Brian R. Sturtevant, Andrew Fall
    Pages 43-64
  4. A. Scott Reed, Viviane Simon-Brown
    Pages 181-204
  5. Ajith H. Perera, Lisa J. Buse, Thomas R. Crow
    Pages 205-214
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 215-225

About this book


The discipline of landscape ecology has matured rapidly over the past few decades, generating a wealth of knowledge that can be used to enhance forest policy development and management. However, much of this knowledge has yet to be applied in practice.

Forest Landscape Ecology: Transferring Knowledge to Practice is the first book to introduce landscape ecologists to the discipline of knowledge transfer. The book considers knowledge transfer in general, critically examines aspects of transfer that are unique to forest landscape ecology, and reviews several case studies of successful applications for policy developers and forest managers in North America. Readers are encouraged to recognize the value of sharing their knowledge, and to understand their role in active knowledge transfer. The intent is to connect, as seamlessly and effectively as possible, ecological principles to policy and practice.

This book is written for researchers, academics and students in landscape ecology and related fields, as well as policymakers and land and resource managers who are interested in landscape-level approaches.

About the Editors:

Ajith H. Perera is a research scientist and leads the Forest Landscape Ecology Program at the Ontario Forest Research Institute. Lisa J. Buse is a forest biologist who coordinates technology transfer for the Ontario Forest Research Institute. Thomas R. Crow is national program leader for ecological research and environmental sciences with the USDA Forest Service.


data modeling development ecological principles ecology environment environmental management environmental science forest forest policy forestry knowledge transfer land management landscape ecology natural resource management

Editors and affiliations

  • Ajith H. Perera
    • 1
  • Lisa J. Buse
    • 2
  • Thomas R. Crow
    • 3
  1. 1.Ontario Forest Research InstituteSault Ste. MarieCanada
  2. 2.Ontario Forest Research InstituteSault Ste. MarieCanada
  3. 3.USDA Forest ServiceArlingtonUSA

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