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    DescriptionLandscape ecology focuses on spatial heterogeneity, or the idea that where things are and where they are in relation to other things can have important consequences for a wide range of phenomena. Landscape ecology integrates humans with natural ecosystems and brings a spatial perspective to such fields as natural resource management, conservation, and urban planning. The thirty-seven papers included in this volume present the origins and development of landscape ecology and encompass a variety of perspectives, approaches, and geographies. The editors begin with articles that illuminate the discipline's diverse scientific foundations, such as L. S. Berg's keystone paper outlining a geoecological analysis based on soil science, physical geography, and geology. Next they include selections exemplifying landscape ecologists' growing awareness of spatial pattern, the different ways they incorporated scale into their work, the progression of landscape ecology from a qualitative to a quantitative discipline, and how concepts from landscape ecology have come to permeate ecological research and influence land-use policy, conservation practices, landscape architecture, and geography. Together these articles provide a solid introduction to what is now widely recognized as an important area of research and application that encourages new ways of thinking about natural and human-dominated ecosystems


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    Title
    Foundation Papers in Landscape Ecology
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by John A. Wiens, Edited by Michael R. Moss, Edited by Monica G. Turner, Edited by David J. Mladenoff
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 608
    Width: 155 mm
    Height: 236 mm
    Thickness: 33 mm
    Weight: 816 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780231126816
    ISBN 10: 0231126816
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S8.9T
    BIC E4L: GEO
    BIC subject category V2: RNF
    Ingram Subject Code: SE
    Libri: I-SE
    B&T General Subject: 710
    Ingram Theme: TOPC/ECOLGY
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BIC subject category V2: RGCM
    DC22: 577.27
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 26770
    BISAC V2.8: SCI020000
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: QH541.15.L35 F68 2007
    Thema V1.0: RGCM, RNF
    Illustrations note
    Illustrations, maps
    Publisher
    Columbia University Press
    Imprint name
    Columbia University Press
    Publication date
    30 December 2006
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    John Wiens is lead scientist at The Nature Conservancy. He was previously affiliated with Colorado State University, where he was a professor of ecology and University Distinguished Professor. He is among the editors of Issues and Perspectives in Landscape Ecology (Cambridge, 2005) and has written some 200 scientific papers. David Mladenoff is a professor of forest ecology and management at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. His book Spatial Modeling of Forest Landscape Change: Approaches and Applications was published by Cambridge University Press (1999), and he has received awards for several of his landscape ecology papers. Michael Moss is associate dean of environmental sciences and professor of geography at the University of Guelph, Canada. He is currently secretary-general of the International Association for Landscape Ecology. He has coedited two volumes. Monica Turner is professor of zoology at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. She is the editor of the journal Ecosystems and of a book, Quantitative Methods in Landscape Ecology (1994). She also coauthored a major text in landscape ecology, Landscape Ecology in Theory and Practice (Springer-Verlag, 2001).
    Review quote
    A valuable resource... [and] welcome addition to the literature in landscape ecology. -- William Z. Lidicjer Jr. Ecology 88(8) A 'must have' for a landscape ecologist. -- Lisa A. Schulte Landscape Ecology Vol. 22, No 10 An excellent collection of foundation papers... suitable as a textbook or reference book. Northeastern Naturalist Vol. 15 2008
    Table of contents
    Introduction 1 1- The Objectives and Tasks of Geography 11 2- N A Solnetsev 1948 19 3- S Christian 1958 28 4- O Sauer 1925 36 5- The Geographic Landscape and Its Investigation 71 6- A S Watt 1947 102 PART II 123 7- J F Addicott J M Aho M F Antolin D K Padilla J S Richardson 304 8- 21 311 9- Meentemeyer 1989 33110- 23 341 11- H R Delcourt and P A Delcourt 1988 361PART V 37812- 26 38613- 27 415