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Changing Landscapes: An Ecological Perspective

  • Isaak S. Zonneveld
  • Richard T. T. Forman

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Evolving Approaches

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-2
    2. Karl-Friedrich Schreiber
      Pages 21-33
    3. Richard T. T. Forman
      Pages 35-41
  3. Energy, Nutrient, and Species Fluxes in a Mosaic

  4. Natural and Human Processes Interacting to Cause Landscape Change

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 135-136
    2. Eugene P. Odum, Monica G. Turner
      Pages 135-164
    3. Frederick J. Swanson, Jerry F. Franklin, James R. Sedell
      Pages 191-213
  5. Planning and Management of Landscapes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 215-216
    2. Isaak S. Zonneveld, Richard T. T. Forman
      Pages 279-280
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 281-286

About this book

Introduction

Landscape Ecology is an emerging science of gaining momentum over the past few decades in the scientific as well as in the planning-management worlds. Although the field is rooted in biology and geography, the approaches to understanding the ecology of a landscape are highly divers. This hybrid vigor provides power to the field. One can no longer view a local ecosystem or land use in isolation from global areas and time frames. The surrounding landscape mosaic and the flows and movements in a landscape must be considered, especially the linkage between humans requiring resources provided by nature, the constraints on their use as well as the responding landscape.

Keywords

Landschaft Perspektiven biogeochemical cycles ecology ecosystem Ökologie

Editors and affiliations

  • Isaak S. Zonneveld
    • 1
    • 2
  • Richard T. T. Forman
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Land Resource Surveys and Rural DevelopmentInternational Institute for Aerospace Survey and Earth Sciences (ITC)EnschedeThe Netherlands
  2. 2.V.P.O. DepartmentAgricultural University WageningenWageningenThe Netherlands
  3. 3.Graduate School of DesignHarvard UniversityCambridgeUSA

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