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Learning Landscape Ecology

A Practical Guide to Concepts and Techniques

  • Utilizes examples, data and authors around the world to communicate to a more global audience

  • Provides a user-friendly translation of challenging quantitative techniques such as graph theory, spatial statistics, R software, network analysis, social-ecological systems, and object-oriented approaches within the context of landscape ecology

  • Labs incorporate the latest scientific understanding of ecosystem services, resilience, social-ecological landscapes, and even seascapes

  • Includes supplementary material: sn.pub/extras

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Table of contents (20 chapters)

  1. Ecosystem Processes and Feedbacks in Social–Ecological Landscapes

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 273-273
    2. Modeling Spatial Dynamics of Ecosystem Processes and Services

      • Sarah E. Gergel, Tara Reed
      Pages 275-288
    3. Heterogeneity in Ecosystem Services: Multi-Scale Carbon Management in Tropical Forest Landscapes

      • Kathryn R. Kirby, Jeanine M. Rhemtulla, Sarah E. Gergel
      Pages 289-300
    4. Regime Shifts and Spatial Resilience in a Coral Reef Seascape

      • Jennifer C. Selgrath, Garry D. Peterson, Matilda Thyresson, Magnus Nyström, Sarah E. Gergel
      Pages 301-322
  2. Back Matter

    Pages 341-347

About this book

This title meets a great demand for training in spatial analysis tools accessible to a wide audience. Landscape ecology continues to grow as an exciting discipline with much to offer for solving pressing and emerging problems in environmental science. Much of the strength of landscape ecology lies in its ability to address challenges over large areas, over spatial and temporal scales at which decision-making often occurs. As the world tackles issues related to sustainability and global change, the need for this broad perspective has only increased. Furthermore, spatial data and spatial analysis (core methods in landscape ecology) are critical for analyzing land-cover changes world-wide. While spatial dynamics have long been fundamental to terrestrial conservation strategies, land management and reserve design, mapping and spatial themes are increasingly recognized as important for ecosystem management in aquatic, coastal and marine systems. 

This second edition is purposefully more applied and international in its examples, approaches, perspectives and contributors. It includes new advances in quantifying landscape structure and connectivity (such as graph theory), as well as labs that incorporate the latest scientific understanding of ecosystem services, resilience, social-ecological landscapes, and even seascapes. Of course, as before, the exercises emphasize easy-to-use, widely available software. 

Keywords

  • Landscape analysis
  • landscape change
  • sustainable landscapes
  • spatial modeling
  • spatial resilience
  • spatial statistics
  • landscape/regional and urban planning

Reviews

“As with the previous edition, the volume is designed around teaching, including structured exercises and a very helpful guide to designing specific courses of study relating to applied aspects of landscape ecology, from conservation and forestry to sustainable management of landscapes and watersheds. It is also supported by free software and data, now provided online. If you study or teach landscape ecology, you need this book.” (Erle C. Ellis, The Quarterly Review of Biology, Vol. 93 (2), June, 2018)

Editors and Affiliations

  • University of British Columbia, Department of Forest and Conservation Sciences, Vancouver, Canada

    Sarah E. Gergel

  • University of Wisconsin-Madison, Department of Zoology, Madison, USA

    Monica G. Turner

About the editors

Sarah E. Gergel 
Associate Professor of Landscape Ecology & Conservation 
Assistant Dean, Diversity & Inclusion 
Department of Forest & Conservation Sciences 
University of British Columbia 
Vancouver, BC 
Canada

Monica G. Turner 
Eugene P. Odum Professor of Ecology and Vilas Research Professor 
Department of Zoology 
University of Wisconsin-Madison 
Madison, WI 
USA

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Buying options

eBook USD 79.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-1-4939-6374-4
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
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  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 99.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)