Forest Landscapes and Global Change

Challenges for Research and Management

  • João C. Azevedo
  • Ajith H. Perera
  • M. Alice Pinto

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. João C. Azevedo, Maria Alice Pinto, Ajith H. Perera
    Pages 1-27
  3. Louis R. Iverson, Anantha M. Prasad, Stephen N. Matthews, Matthew P. Peters
    Pages 29-49
  4. Juliana S. Farinaci, Tatyana B. Ruseva, Catherine M. Tucker, Tom P. Evans, Mateus Batistella
    Pages 75-105
  5. Cristina Marta-Pedroso, Lia Laporta, Vânia Proença, João C. Azevedo, Tiago Domingos
    Pages 107-137
  6. Jiquan Chen, Ranjeet John, Ge Sun, Steve McNulty, Asko Noormets, Jingfeng Xiao et al.
    Pages 139-166
  7. Santiago Saura, Emi Martín-Queller, Malcolm L. Hunter Jr.
    Pages 167-198
  8. Valentín Gómez-Sanz, Robert G. H. Bunce, Ramón Elena-Rosselló
    Pages 199-226
  9. Robert N. Coulson, Andrew Birt, Maria D. Tchakerian
    Pages 227-248
  10. João C. Azevedo, Maria Alice Pinto, Ajith H. Perera
    Pages 249-260
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 261-262

About this book


Climate change, land use change, and many other drivers of landscape modification are occurring at increasing rates globally. They affect ecological patterns and processes in forest landscapes, and modify ecosystem services derived from those ecosystems. All of this presents many new challenges to scientists and managers. Although it is not uncommon to encounter the terms “global change” and “landscape” together in the ecological literature, there has been no adequate global analysis of drivers of change in forest landscapes and their ecological consequences. Providing such an analysis is the goal of this volume: an exploration of the state of knowledge of global changes in forested landscapes, with an emphasis on their causes and effects, and the challenges faced by researchers and land managers who must cope with these changes.


Conservation Forest management Fragmentation Landscape Dynamics Sustainable Management

Editors and affiliations

  • João C. Azevedo
    • 1
  • Ajith H. Perera
    • 2
  • M. Alice Pinto
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Environment and Natural RePolytechnic Institute of BragançaBragançaPortugal
  2. 2.Ontario Forest Research Institute, Ontario Ministry of Natural ResourcesSAULT STE MARIECanada
  3. 3.Department of Environment and Natural RePolytechnic Institute of BragançaBragançaPortugal

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4939-0952-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4939-0953-7
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