Practical Ecology for Planners, Developers, and Citizens

ISBN-10: 1559637161

ISBN-13: 9781559637169

Edition: 4th 2004

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Description: Practical Ecology for Planners, Developers, and Citizens introduces and explains key ecological concepts for planners, landscape architects, developers, and others involved in planning and building human habitats. The book is tailored to meet the needs of busy land use professionals and citizens seeking a concise yet thorough overview of ecology and its applications. It offers clear guidelines and a wealth of information on how we can protect species and ecosystems while at the same creating healthy, sustainable human communities. Throughout the book, the authors make ecological concepts accessible to readers with little or no scientific background. They present key ideas and information in simple and pragmatic terms, and provide numerous graphics to help explain important concepts. They also offer exercises for the reader to practice ecologically-based planning and design, along with a list of resources for practical information on ecology and conservation. Practical Ecology for Planners, Developers, and Citizens will raise the level of ecological understanding among land use professionals and citizens, and is an invaluable new resource for anyone concerned with human land use and its environmental impacts.

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Book details

List price: $45.00
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Island Press
Publication date: 12/6/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 328
Size: 7.25" wide x 10.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.606
Language: English

Humans plan
An introduction to ecology and biodiversity
When humans and nature collide
Change through time
Populations and communities
The ecology of landscapes
Conservation planning
Nature in the neighborhood
Restoration and management
Ecologically based planning and design techniques
Principles in practice
Current status of biodiversity in North America
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