Landscape Ecology: Concepts, Methods, and Applications

1st Edition

Francoise Burel, Jacques Baudry

CRC Press
Published January 5, 2003
Reference - 378 Pages
ISBN 9781578082148 - CAT# N00163

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Table of Contents

Part I: Introduction: Definition of a Discipline: Emergence of Landscape Ecology in the History of Ecology; Recognition of Heterogeneity in Ecological Systems; Taking Human Activities into Account in Ecological Systems; Explicit Accounting for Space and Time; Landscape Ecology is based on Scientific Theories Linked to Ecology and Related Disciplines Landscpe Ecology: Definition of a Multidisciplinary Approach: Landscape as Understood by the Ecologist; Landscape Ecology: An Interdisciplinary Approach; Landscape Ecology: Application of Results of Fundamental Research to Conservation Biology and Land Management Part II: Landscape Structure and Dynamics Analysis of Spatial Structures: Categories of Landscape Elements; From Sample Plots in a Wood to Woods in a Landscape; Typology of Patches and Corridors; Basic Concepts for Quantitative Approaches; Measurement of Heterogeneity; Fragmentation; Connectedness o Return to Scale Dependence: Contribution of Fractal Geometry o Elements of Geostatistics; Typologies of Landscape Structures; General Conclusion Dynamics of Landscapes: Questions on Organization and Dynamics of Landscapes Stemming from Observation; Changes in Land use on the Global Scale; Regional Approaches to Changes in Land Use: Variations Depending on Modes of Measurement; Local Approaches to Changes in Land Cover: Importance of Spatialization; Dynamics of Valley Landscapes: The Water Course and its Corridors; Dynamics of Non-Anthropogenic Landscapes; Land cover and Evolving Landscapes, a General Phenomenon Organization of Landscapes: Categories of Models; The Concept of Organization; Ecological Organization of Landscapes; From Farming Systems to Landscape Diversity; General Approach of Dynamics and Organization of Agrarian Landscapes; Landscape Dynamics and (Re) Organization: Multi-scale and Multidisciplinary Approach Part III: Ecological Processes within Landscapes: The Functioning of Populations at the Landscape Level: Patch Theory and Functioning of Metapopulations; Multi-habitat Species; Movement in Landscapes; Landscape Dynamics and the Functioning of Populations; Population Models used in Landscape Ecology Interspecific Relationships and Biodiversity in Landscapes: Interspecific Relationships; Biodiversity Geochemical Flows in Landscapes: Buffer Zones; Erosive Phenomena and Landscape Structure; Transfers in Watersheds; Conclusion Part IV: Applications to Landscape Management: Application of Landscape Ecology Concepts to Landscape Management and Design: Corridor Concept Applied to Development; Considering Landscape Ecology Concepts in Establishing Transportation Infrastructures; The Development of Rural Landscapes


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