Landscape Ecology

ISBN-10: 0471870374
ISBN-13: 9780471870371
Edition: 1986
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Description: This important new work--the first of its kind--focuses on the distribution patterns of landscape elements or ecosystems; the flows of animals, plants, energy, mineral nutrients and water; and the ecological changes in the landscape over time.  More...

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Book details

List price: $206.95
Copyright year: 1986
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/10/1986
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 640
Size: 6.69" wide x 9.45" long x 1.38" tall
Weight: 2.904
Language: English

This important new work--the first of its kind--focuses on the distribution patterns of landscape elements or ecosystems; the flows of animals, plants, energy, mineral nutrients and water; and the ecological changes in the landscape over time. Includes over 1,200 references from current ecology, geography, forestry, and wildlife biologcy literature.

Richard T. T. Forman is the PAES Professor of Landscape Ecology at Harvard University, where he teaches ecological courses in the Graduate School of Design and in Harvard College. His research and writing include landscape ecology, road ecology, urban ecology, land-use planning and conservation, the netway system, and linking science with spatial pattern to mesh nature and people on the land. His previous title, Urban Regions: Ecology and Planning Beyond the City, was published by Cambridge University Press in 2008.

Overview
The Landscape and Major Principles
Ecological Concepts in Brief
Lanscape Structure
Patches
Corridors
Matrix and Network
Overall Structure
Landscape Dynamics
Natural Processes in Landscape Development
The Human Role in Landscape Development
Flows Between Adjacent Landscape Elements
Animal and Plant Movement Across a Landscape
Landscape Functioning
Landscape Change
Heterogeneity and Management
Heterogeneity and Typology
Landscape Management
Index

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