About this book
This volume gives a fundamental representation of landscape ecology, a young, but interesting and very important transdisciplinary science which aims to solve complex enviromental problems. Both the theoretical basis and practical application of landscape ecology are considered. The book addresses all those interested in ecological issues from landscape planners, managers, biologists and geographers to colleges, universitites, local authorities and the public in general. Among the themes are the roots of landscape ecology, problems of scale and dimension, landscape balance with a special focus on the impact of land use changes on water and material fluxes, and how to develop land use variants supporting sustainable development. In order to reach these objectives tools such as remote sensing and information systems are presented.
Environmental Sciences GIS Geography Geoinformationssysteme Landscape Planning databases development ecology integration organization remote sensing sustainable development temporal dynamics