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Landscape Ecology in Forest Management and Conservation

Challenges and Solutions for Global Change

  • Description of challenges and issues in modern forest management

  • Balanced approach for dealing with conservation, restoration, and utilization

  • Application of landscape ecology methods and tools in multi-purpose forest management planning

  • Stories of successful applications and case studies across world

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Table of contents (16 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xx
  2. Landscape Ecology and Forest Management

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 2-2
    2. Managing Forest Landscapes under Global Change Scenarios

      • Chao Li, Jianwei Liu, Raffaele Lafortezza, Jiquan Chen
      Pages 3-21
    3. Landscape Ecology Contributions to Forestry and Forest Management in China: Progresses and Research Needs

      • Shirong Liu, Yong Lin, Yuandong Zhang, Zhihua Guo, Lei Zhang, Chao Li et al.
      Pages 22-45
  3. Modeling Disturbance and Succession in Forest Landscapes

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 73-73
    2. Challenges and Needs in Fire Management: A Landscape Simulation Modeling Perspective

      • Robert E. Keane, Geoffrey J. Cary, Mike D. Flannigan
      Pages 75-98
    3. Using Landscape Disturbance and Succession Models to Support Forest Management

      • Eric J. Gustafson, Brian R. Sturtevant, Anatoly Z. Shvidenko, Robert M. Scheller
      Pages 99-118
  4. Emerging Approaches in Forest Landscape Conservation

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 207-207
    2. The Next Frontier: Projecting the Effectiveness of Broad-scale Forest Conservation Strategies

      • Janet Silbernagel, Jessica Price, Randy Swaty, Nicholas Miller
      Pages 209-230
    3. Forest Avian Species Richness Distribution and Management Guidelines under Global Change in Mediterranean Landscapes

      • Assu Gil-Tena, Marie-Josée Fortin, Lluís Brotons, Santiago Saura
      Pages 231-251
    4. Forest Fragmentation: Causes, Ecological Impacts and Implications for Landscape Management

      • Jan Bogaert, Yao S. S. Barima, Léon Iyongo Waya Mongo, Issouf Bamba, Adi Mama, Mireille Toyi et al.
      Pages 273-296
  5. Practicing Sustainable Forest Landscape Management

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 297-297
    2. Application of Landscape and Habitat Suitability Models to Conservation: The Hoosier National Forest Land-management Plan

      • Chadwick D. Rittenhouse, Stephen R. Shifley, William D. Dijak, Zhaofei Fan, Frank R. Thompson III, Joshua J. Millspaugh et al.
      Pages 299-328
    3. Agriculture Abandonment, Land-use Change and Fire Hazard in Mountain Landscapes in Northeastern Portugal

      • João C. Azevedo, César Moreira, João P. Castro, Carlos Loureiro
      Pages 329-351

About this book

“Landscape Ecology in Forest Management and Conservation: Challenges and Solutions for Global Change” discusses how landscape ecology can contribute to addressing the challenges in contemporary forest management practice, with diverse contributions from active researchers worldwide. It provides not only a summary of conceptual understanding of landscape ecology as related to forest management but also a whole set of specific challenges, issues, and methods on how to deal with them. This book is a stimulating addition to the international literature on landscape ecology and land resource management at large. Dr. Chao Li is a Research Scientist with the Canadian Forest Service (CFS), Natural Resources Canada, and leads the Landscape Disturbances and Forest Valuation Modeling group. Dr. Raffaele Lafortezza is a Lecturer in forest landscape ecology at the University of Bari, Italy. Dr. Jiquan Chen is a Professor at the Department of Environmental Sciences, the University of Toledo, USA.


  • Conservation ecology
  • Disturbance ecology
  • Forest management
  • HEP
  • Landscape ecology
  • Landscape restoration


From the reviews:

“This book covers the entire suite of analytical forest management science in a landscape ecology framework. … On the good side, the book includes holistic, proactive, model-based chapters, often focusing on climate change scenarios and watersheds. Many tables and literature references are powerful reinforcements of the topics. … Summing Up: Recommended. All academic and professional audiences.” (F. Huettmann, Choice, Vol. 49 (5), January, 2012)

Editors and Affiliations

  • Canadian Wood Fibre Centre Canadian Forest Service, Natural Resources Canada, Alberta, Canada

    Chao Li

  • greenLab Dept. Scienze delle Produzioni Vegetali, Università degli Studi di Bari, Bari, Italy

    Raffaele Lafortezza

  • Landscape Ecology & Ecosystem Science (LEES) Department of Environmental Sciences (DES) Bowman-Oddy Laboratories, Toledo, USA

    Jiquan Chen

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Landscape Ecology in Forest Management and Conservation

  • Book Subtitle: Challenges and Solutions for Global Change

  • Editors: Chao Li, Raffaele Lafortezza, Jiquan Chen

  • DOI:

  • Publisher: Springer Berlin, Heidelberg

  • Copyright Information: Higher Education Press, Beijing and Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2011

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XX, 420

  • Additional Information: Jointly published with Higher Education Press

  • Topics: Landscape Ecology, Forestry