Landscape Ecology of a Stressed Environment

  • Claire C. Vos
  • Paul Opdam

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Patterns and processes in a landscape under stress: the study area

    1. Claire C. Vos, Jan I. S. Zonneveld
      Pages 1-27
  3. Spatial Relations by Water Flows

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 29-32
    2. Jos T. A. Verhoeven, Rolf H. Kemmers, Willem Koerselman
      Pages 33-59
    3. Ab P. Grootjans, Rudy van Diggelen, Henk F. Everts, Piet C. Schipper, Jan Streefkerk, Nico P. J. de Vries et al.
      Pages 60-78
    4. Aat Barendregt, Marlin J. Wassen, Jacques T. de Smidt
      Pages 79-99
  4. Spatial Relations by Air Flows

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 101-103
    2. Frank Berendse, Rien Aerts, Roland Bobbink
      Pages 104-121
    3. Dick C. P. Melman, Arco J. Van Strien
      Pages 122-141
  5. Spatial Relations by Moving Organisms

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 143-146
    2. Paul Opdam, Rob van Apeldoorn, Alex Schotman, Jan Kalkhoven
      Pages 147-171
    3. Jana Verboom, Johan A. J. Metz, Evert Meelis
      Pages 172-191
  6. Methods and Concepts of Landscape Planning

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 303-310

About this book


This series presents studies that have used the paradigm of landscape ecology. Other approaches, both to landscape and landscape ecology are common, but in the last decade landscape ecology has become distinct from its predecessors and its contemporaries. Landscape ecol­ ogy addresses the relationships among spatial patterns, temporal pat­ terns and ecological processes. The effect of spatial configurations on ecological processes is fundamental. When human activity is an import­ ant variable affecting those relationships, landscape ecology includes it. Spatial and temporal scales are as large as needed for comprehension of system processes and the mosaic included may be very heteroge­ neous. Intellectual utility and applicability of results are valued equally. The International Association for Landscape Ecology sponsors this series of studies in order to introduce and disseminate some of the new knowledge that is being produced by this exciting new environmental science. Gray Merriam Ottawa, Canada Preface In Europe, during the seventies, landscape ecology emerged as a fusion of the spatial approach of geographers and the functional approach of ecologists. The latter focused on ecosystem functioning, regarding eco­ systems as homogeneous, almost abstract units in space, with input and output of energy and matter to and from the undefined surroundings.


ecology environment landscape ecology

Editors and affiliations

  • Claire C. Vos
    • 1
  • Paul Opdam
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Landscape EcologyDutch Association for Landscape Ecology and DLO-Institute for Forestry and Nature ResearchUK
  2. 2.Department of Landscape EcologyDLO-Institute for Forestry and Nature ResearchUK

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