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Landscape Ecology in Theory and Practice

Pattern and Process

  • Monica G. Turner
  • Robert H. Gardner

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Monica G. Turner, Robert H. Gardner
    Pages 1-32
  3. Monica G. Turner, Robert H. Gardner
    Pages 33-62
  4. Monica G. Turner, Robert H. Gardner
    Pages 63-95
  5. Monica G. Turner, Robert H. Gardner
    Pages 97-142
  6. Monica G. Turner, Robert H. Gardner
    Pages 143-174
  7. Monica G. Turner, Robert H. Gardner
    Pages 175-228
  8. Monica G. Turner, Robert H. Gardner
    Pages 229-285
  9. Monica G. Turner, Robert H. Gardner
    Pages 287-332
  10. Monica G. Turner, Robert H. Gardner
    Pages 333-381
  11. Monica G. Turner, Robert H. Gardner
    Pages 383-396
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 397-482

About this book

Introduction

This work provides in-depth analysis of the origins of landscape ecology and its close alignment with the understanding of scale, the causes of landscape pattern, and the interactions of spatial pattern with a variety of ecological processes. The text covers the quantitative approaches that are applied widely in landscape studies, with emphasis on their appropriate use and interpretation.

The field of landscape ecology has grown rapidly during this period, its concepts and methods have matured, and the published literature has increased exponentially. Landscape research has enhanced understanding of the causes and consequences of spatial heterogeneity and how these vary with scale, and they have influenced the management of natural and human-dominated landscapes. Landscape ecology is now considered mainstream, and the approaches are widely used in many branches of ecology and are applied not only in terrestrial settings but also in aquatic and marine systems. In response to these rapid developments, an updated edition of Landscape Ecology in Theory and Practice provides a synthetic overview of landscape ecology, including its development, the methods and techniques that are employed, the major questions addressed, and the insights that have been gained.”

Keywords

Spatial heterogeneity habitat disturbance habitat models land-use change quantitative methods

Authors and affiliations

  • Monica G. Turner
    • 1
  • Robert H. Gardner
    • 2
  1. 1.University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of ZoologyMadisonUSA
  2. 2.Center for Environmental ScienceUniversity of MarylandFrostburgUSA

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