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Key Topics in Landscape Ecology

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Richard Hobbs, Jianguo Wu, Louis R. Iverson, Harbin Li, Monica G. Turner, Jeffrey A. Cardille, Lenore Fahrig, Robert H. Gardner, James D. Forester, Roy E. Plotnick, John Hof, Curtis Flather, John A. Ludwig, Marc Antrop, Brendan G. Mackey, Michael E. Soulé, Henry A. Nix, Harry F. Recher, Robert G. Lesslie, Jann E. Williams, John C. Z. Woinarski, Hugh P. Possingham, David Bowman, Claire Vos, Paul Opdam, Eveliene G. Steingröver, Rien Reijnen, Gary Fry, Bärbel Tress, Gunther Tress
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  • Date Published: March 2007
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521616447

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  • Landscape ecology is a relatively new area of study, which aims to understand the pattern of interaction of biological and cultural communities within a landscape. This book brings together leading figures from the field to provide an up-to-date survey of recent advances, identify key research problems and suggest a future direction for development and expansion of knowledge. Providing in-depth reviews of the principles and methods for understanding landscape patterns and changes, the book illustrates concepts with examples of innovative applications from different parts of the world. Forming a current 'state-of-the-science' for the science of landscape ecology, this book forms an essential reference for graduate students, academics, professionals and practitioners in ecology, environmental science, natural resource management, and landscape planning and design.

    • Presents a list of key research topics and perspectives in landscape ecology, identified by a group of leading landscape ecologists
    • Provides a new interpretation and integrative framework for unifying the analytical and biophysical approaches, with humanistic and holistic perspectives in landscape ecology
    • A web site will be dynamically maintained to provide additional materials related to the book (http://www.cambridge.org/9780521850940)
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    'This text makes a valuable contribution to the landscape ecological literature and is particularly useful for those wanting to explore landscape ecology in more detail, or wanting to find what direction their research project should take.' Austral Ecology

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    • Date Published: March 2007
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521616447
    • length: 316 pages
    • dimensions: 248 x 175 x 17 mm
    • weight: 0.634kg
    • contains: 40 b/w illus. 31 tables
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    Part I. Introduction:
    1. Perspectives and prospects of landscape ecology Richard Hobbs and Jianguo Wu
    Part II. Key Topics and Perspectives:
    2. Adequate data of known accuracy are critical to advancing the field of landscape ecology Louis R. Iverson
    3. Landscape pattern analysis: key issues and challenges Harbin Li and Jianguo Wu
    4. Spatial heterogeneity and ecosystem processes Monica G. Turner and Jeffrey A. Cardille
    5. Landscape heterogeneity and metapopulation dynamics Lenore Fahrig
    6. Determining pattern-process relationship in heterogeneous landscapes Robert H. Gardner, James D. Forester and Roy E. Plotnick
    7. Scale and scaling: a cross-disciplinary perspective Jianguo Wu
    8. Optimization of landscape pattern John Hof and Curtis Flather
    9. Advances in detecting landscape changes at multiple scales: examples from Northern Australia John A. Ludwig
    10. The preoccupation of landscape research with land use and land cover Marc Antrop
    11. Applying landscape-ecological principles to regional conservation: the wildcountry project in Australia Brendan G. Mackey, Michael E. Soulé, Henry A. Nix, Harry F. Recher, Robert G. Lesslie, Jann E. Williams, John C. Z. Woinarski, Richard J. Hobbs and Hugh P. Possingham
    12. Using landscape ecology to make sense of Australia's last frontier David Bowman
    13. Transferring ecological knowledge to landscape planning: a design method for robust corridors Claire Vos, Paul Opdam, Eveliene G. Steingröver and Rien Reijnen
    14. Integrative landscape research: facts and challenges Gary Fry, Bärbel Tress and Gunther Tress
    Part III. Synthesis:
    15. Landscape ecology: the state of the science Jianguo Wu and Richard J. Hobbs
    Index.

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    Jianguo Wu, Arizona State University
    Jianguo (Jingle) Wu is Professor of Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Science at Arizona State University. His research interests include landscape ecology, urban ecology, and sustainability science, focusing on hierarchical patch dynamics, pattern-process-scale relationships, spatial scaling, land use change and its effects on ecosystem processes, and biodiversity and ecosystem functioning. He has published more than 120 scientific papers which involved mostly dryland ecosystems in North America and China. His professional service includes Program Chair of the 2001 Annual Symposium of the US Association for Landscape Ecology (US-IALE), Councillor-at-Large of US-IALE (2001–2003), Chair of Asian Ecology Section of Ecological Society of America (1999–2000), and Task Leader of GCTE of International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme (1997–2002). He is currently the Editor-in-Chief of the international journal Landscape Ecology.

    Richard J. Hobbs, Murdoch University, Western Australia
    Richard J. Hobbs is Professor of Environmental Science at Murdoch University, Western Australia, and has research interests in restoration ecology and landscape ecology, focusing on the conservation and management of altered landscapes, particularly the agricultural area of southwestern Australia. He is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science and has been listed by ISI as one of the most highly cited researchers in Ecology and Environmental Science. His professional services include President of the International Association for Landscape Ecology 1999–2003 and President of the Ecological Society of Australia 1998–1999. He is currently the Editor-in-Chief of the journal Restoration Ecology.

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    Richard Hobbs, Jianguo Wu, Louis R. Iverson, Harbin Li, Monica G. Turner, Jeffrey A. Cardille, Lenore Fahrig, Robert H. Gardner, James D. Forester, Roy E. Plotnick, John Hof, Curtis Flather, John A. Ludwig, Marc Antrop, Brendan G. Mackey, Michael E. Soulé, Henry A. Nix, Harry F. Recher, Robert G. Lesslie, Jann E. Williams, John C. Z. Woinarski, Hugh P. Possingham, David Bowman, Claire Vos, Paul Opdam, Eveliene G. Steingröver, Rien Reijnen, Gary Fry, Bärbel Tress, Gunther Tress

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