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Complexity in Landscape Ecology

  • David G. Green
  • Nicholas Klomp
  • Glyn Rimmington
  • Suzanne Sadedin

Part of the Landscape Series book series (LAEC, volume 4)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-X
  2. David G. Green, Nicholas Klomp, Glyn Rimmington, Suzanne Sadedin
    Pages 1-14
  3. David G. Green, Nicholas Klomp, Glyn Rimmington, Suzanne Sadedin
    Pages 15-32
  4. David G. Green, Nicholas Klomp, Glyn Rimmington, Suzanne Sadedin
    Pages 33-50
  5. David G. Green, Nicholas Klomp, Glyn Rimmington, Suzanne Sadedin
    Pages 51-66
  6. David G. Green, Nicholas Klomp, Glyn Rimmington, Suzanne Sadedin
    Pages 67-84
  7. David G. Green, Nicholas Klomp, Glyn Rimmington, Suzanne Sadedin
    Pages 85-98
  8. David G. Green, Nicholas Klomp, Glyn Rimmington, Suzanne Sadedin
    Pages 99-114
  9. David G. Green, Nicholas Klomp, Glyn Rimmington, Suzanne Sadedin
    Pages 115-132
  10. David G. Green, Nicholas Klomp, Glyn Rimmington, Suzanne Sadedin
    Pages 133-150
  11. David G. Green, Nicholas Klomp, Glyn Rimmington, Suzanne Sadedin
    Pages 151-168
  12. David G. Green, Nicholas Klomp, Glyn Rimmington, Suzanne Sadedin
    Pages 169-202
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 187-208

About this book

Introduction

Interactions matter. To understand the distributions of plants and animals in a landscape you need to understand how they interact with each other, and with their environment. The resulting networks of interactions make ecosystems highly complex. Recent research on complexity and artificial life provides many new insights about patterns and processes in landscapes and ecosystems. This book provides the first overview of that work for general readers. It covers such topics as connectivity, criticality, feedback, and networks, as well as their impact on the stability and predictability of ecosystem dynamics. With over 60 years of research experience of both ecology and complexity, the authors are uniquely qualified to provide a new perspective on traditional ecology. They argue that understanding ecological complexity is crucial in today’s globalized and interconnected world. Successful management of the world's ecosystems needs to combine models of ecosystem complexity with biodiversity, environmental, geographic and socioeconomic information.

Keywords

Artificial life Complexity Ecosystems Landscape ecology biodiversity ecology ecosystem ecosystem dynamics environment

Authors and affiliations

  • David G. Green
    • 1
  • Nicholas Klomp
    • 2
  • Glyn Rimmington
    • 3
  • Suzanne Sadedin
    • 4
  1. 1.Monash UniversityMelbourneAustralia
  2. 2.Charles Sturt UniversityAlburyAustralia
  3. 3.Wichita State UniversityWichitaU.S.A.
  4. 4.Monash UniversityMelbourneAustralia

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