Applying Landscape Ecology in Biological Conservation

  • Kevin J. Gutzwiller

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvii
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Richard L. Knight, Peter B. Landres
      Pages 22-33
    3. Barry R. Noon, Virginia H. Dale
      Pages 34-52
  3. Multiple Scales, Connectivity, and Organism Movement

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 53-53
    2. Kathryn Freemark, Daniel Bert, Marc-André Villard
      Pages 58-83
    3. Claire C. Vos, Hans Baveco, Carla J. Grashof-Bokdam
      Pages 84-104
    4. Hugh B. Britten, Richard J. Baker
      Pages 131-149
    5. Richard J. Hobbs
      Pages 150-170
    6. John L. Vankat, D. Graham Roy
      Pages 171-191
  4. Landscape Change

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 193-193
    2. Peter August, Louis Iverson, Jarunee Nugranad
      Pages 198-224
    3. Laurie W. Carr, Lenore Fahrig, Shealagh E. Pope
      Pages 225-243
    4. Eric J. Gustafson, Nancy Diaz
      Pages 244-265
    5. Richard H. Yahner, Carolyn G. Mahan
      Pages 266-285

About this book


Landscape ecology and conservation biology are rapidly developing disciplines, and a current synthesis of principles and applications in these two fields is needed under one cover. Many managers are not applying principles of landscape ecology in efforts to conserve biota, yet the loss of biological diversity could be reduced if broad-scale processes and patterns were consistently considered in management and conservation decisions. Bringing together insights from leaders in landscape ecology and conservation biology, this book explains how our knowledge about landscape ecology can help us understand, manage and maintain biodiversity. Beyond explaining pertinent concepts of landscape ecology and biological conservation and describing examples of their use in management, research and planning, this book also distills principles for applying landscape ecology in conservation, identifies gaps in current knowledge and provides research approaches to fill those voids. The book is divided into five parts: the first part introduces the book and discusses what landscape ecology is and why it is important to biological conservation. The second deals with multiple scales, connectivity and organism movement. The third part discusses landscape change and how this affects biodiversity, and the fourth part covers conservation planning. The final part presents a synthesis that identifies overarching principles, pervasive constraints and realistic prospects for applying landscape ecology in biological conservation. Conservationists, land-use planners, and ecologists will find this book to be an essential resource. Foreword by Richard T.T. Forman.


biodiversity biological biology conservation biology ecology ecosystem landscape ecology

Editors and affiliations

  • Kevin J. Gutzwiller
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of BiologyBaylor UniversityWacoUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York, Inc. 2002
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-95322-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4613-0059-5