Land Mosaics The Ecology of Landscapes and Regions

ISBN-10: 0521479800
ISBN-13: 9780521479806
Edition: 1995
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Description: Animals, water, wind, and people flow at different rates according to spatial patterns common to almost all landscapes and regions. This up-to-date synthesis explores the ecology of heterogeneous land areas, where natural processes and human  More...

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Book details

List price: $105.00
Copyright year: 1995
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 11/9/1995
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 656
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 3.102
Language: English

Animals, water, wind, and people flow at different rates according to spatial patterns common to almost all landscapes and regions. This up-to-date synthesis explores the ecology of heterogeneous land areas, where natural processes and human activities interact to produce an ever changing mosaic. The subject has great relevance to contemporary society and this book reflects the breadth of this importance: there are many ideas and applications for planning, conservation, design, management, sustainability and policy. Spatial solutions are provided for society's land-use objectives. Students and professionals alike will be drawn by the attractive and informative illustrations, the conceptual synthesis, the wide international perspective, and the range of topics and research covered.

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.

He was born in Birmingham, Alabama, in 1929. He is currently Pellegrino University Research Professor & Honorary Curator in Entomology of the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard. He is on the Board of Directors of the Nature Conservancy, Conservation International & the American Museum of Natural History. He lives in Lexington, Massachusetts.

Landscapes and Regions
Foundations
Patches
Patch size and number
Boundaries and edges
Patch shape
Corridors
Corridor attributes, roads and powerlines
Windbreaks, hedges and woodland corridors
Stream and river corridors
Networks and the matrix
Mosaics and Flows
Configurations and mosaics
Wind and water flows in mosaics
Species movements in mosaics
Changing Mosaics
Land transformation and fragmentation
Land planning and management
Creating sustainable environments

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