Landscape Ecology in Theory and Practice: Pattern and Process
Turner, Monica G., Gardner, Robert H.
- 出版商: Springer
- 出版日期: 2016-08-23
- 售價: $4,080
- 貴賓價: 9.5 折 $3,876
- 語言: 英文
- 頁數: 482
- 裝訂: Quality Paper - also called trade paper
- ISBN: 1493938185
- ISBN-13: 9781493938186
This work provides in-depth analysis of the origins of landscape ecology and its close alignment with the understanding of scale, the causes of landscape pattern, and the interactions of spatial pattern with a variety of ecological processes. The text covers the quantitative approaches that are applied widely in landscape studies, with emphasis on their appropriate use and interpretation.
The field of landscape ecology has grown rapidly during this period, its concepts and methods have matured, and the published literature has increased exponentially. Landscape research has enhanced understanding of the causes and consequences of spatial heterogeneity and how these vary with scale, and they have influenced the management of natural and human-dominated landscapes. Landscape ecology is now considered mainstream, and the approaches are widely used in many branches of ecology and are applied not only in terrestrial settings but also in aquatic and marine systems. In response to these rapid developments, an updated edition of Landscape Ecology in Theory and Practice provides a synthetic overview of landscape ecology, including its development, the methods and techniques that are employed, the major questions addressed, and the insights that have been gained."
Monica G. Turner
Eugene P. Odum Professor of Ecology
Department of Zoology
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Madison, WI 53706
Robert H. Gardner
University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science
Frostburg, MD 21532