Landscape Ecology in Action

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Springer Science & Business Media, 31 jul 2000 - 317 páginas
In my office I am encased in bookshelves which hold an accumulation of literature on ecology that represents the papers and books over the last 50 years. My students enjoy rummaging through this collection be cause it contains a record of the history of ecology and is full of sur prises. Some of the most recent material pertains to landscape ecology, a subject that literally emerged fully active at the Veldhoven Interna tional Congress organized by the landscape ecologists of The Nether lands in 1981. The subject has developed quickly. It has one or more journals, which publish short works. It has a series of text books. And, it has just begun a series on monographs. One of the textbooks in land scape ecology is titled Principles and Methods in Landscape Ecology and was written by the Italian ecologist Almo Farina in 1998. My stu dents like this text especially well because it is direct, to the point and comprehensive. "Farina" is on loan much of the time. In the present volume Almo Farina again addresses the subject of Landscape Ecology but from a different perspective than he took in his textbook. Landscape in Action focuses on the application of the princi ples and concepts to problem solving. The two books make a pair, with the first technical and conceptual and the second applied to problems of land and water at large scale.
 

Índice

1 Preface
5
An important heritage
9
12 Towards an unified theory
11
14 The dimension of a landscape
28
15 Landscapes typologies and functions
36
16 Emerging properties of the landscape
43
17 Ecological concepts incorporated into the landscape paradigm
66
18 Processes in landscape
82
33 Large scale landscape management
204
34 Multiple scale investigation and management
205
35 Constraints in managing
208
36 Types of management
210
37 Managing patterns
213
38 Managing processes
220
39 Managing functional areas
231
310 Conserving the landscape
241

Landscape Evaluation
107
2 Preface
111
21 Exploring evaluation procedures
112
22 Landscape evaluation and scale
114
23 Concepts and procedures of landscape evaluation
117
24 Tools for evaluating the structure and functions of land mosaics
164
Management and conservation of landscapes
193
3 Preface
197
Exploring new dimensions
203
311 Perspectives in management and conservation
260
Concluding remarks
265
References
269
Glossary and Acronyms
293
Species Index
299
Author Index
301
Subject Index
307
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