Landscape Ecology in Theory and Practice - Pattern and Process (book with CD-ROM)
Turner, Monica G., Gardner, Robert H., O'Neill, Robert V.
This text is aimed at students taking a course in landscape ecology,
written by very well-known practitioners and pioneers in this new field of ecological analysis.
Landscape ecology has emerged during the past two decades as a new and exciting level of
ecological study. Environmental problems such as global climate change, land use change,
habitat fragmentation and loss of biodiversity have required ecologists to expand their
traditional spatial and temporal scales and the widespread availability of remote imagery,
geographic information systems, and desk top computing has permitted the development
of spatially explicit analyses. In this new text book this new field of landscape ecology is
given the first fully integrated treatment suitable for the student. Throughout, the theoretical
developments, modeling approaches and results, and empirical data are merged together, so
as not to introduce barriers to the synthesis of the various approaches that constitute an
effective ecological synthesis. The book also emphasizes selected topic areas in which
landscape ecology has made the most contributions to our understanding of ecological
processes, as well as identifying areas where its contributions have been limited. Each
chapter features questions for discussion as well as recommended reading.
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