Forman, Richard T. T.

Landscape ecology / Richard T. T. Forman, Michel Godron. - New York : John Wiley & Sons, c1986. - xix, 619 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.

Includes index.

Bibliography: p. 533-587.

Part I. Overview : Landscape and principles : Perceptions of the landscape ; A landscape from an ecological perspective ; Concept areas and principles of landscape ecology ; The emergence of landscape ecology: major literature --
Ecological concepts in brief : The physical environment ; Aquatic environments ; Populations and their regulation ; Evolutionary ecology ; Ecological communities ; Energy and matter in ecosystems -- Part II. Landscape structure : Patches : Patch origins and change ; Patch size ; Patch shape ; Patch number and configuration -- Corridors : Corridors and their origins ; Corridor structure ; Line corridors ; Strip corridors ; Stream corridors -- Matrix and network : Distinguishing a matrix ; Porosity and boundary shape ; Networks ; Matrix heterogeneity -- Appendix: Measures of patch characteristics in a matrix --
Overall structure : microheterogeneity and macroheterogeneity ; Configuration of patches, corridor, and matrix ; Contrast in the landscape ; Grain size of the landscape ; Additional structural considerations -- Appendix: A method of measuring for landscape heterogeneity -- Part III. Landscape dynamics : Natural processes in landscape development : Geormorphology ; Establishment of life forms ; Soil development ; Natural disturbance ; Appendix: Geological time -- The human role in landscape development : Modification of natural rhythms ; Methods or tools used in landscape modification ; A landscape modification gradient -- Flows between adjacent landscape elements : Mechanism underlying linkages ; Airflow and locomotion ; Soil flows ; Interaction between land and stream ; Hedgerow interactions with adjacent landscape elements -- Animal and plant movement across a landscape : Patterns of movement ; Movement of animals ; Movement of plants ; Some species movements in agriculture and pest control --
Landscape functioning : Corridors and flows ; Flows and the matrix ; Networks -- Landscape change : Stability ; Metastability ; Patterns of overall landscape change ; Landscape dynamics ; Linkages among landscapes -- Part IV. Heterogeneity and management : Heterogeneity and typology : Landscape heterogeneity ; Animal response to heterogeneity ; Guidelines for landscape typology ; The inherent hierarchy in nature ; Ascending typology ; Toward a phylogenetic typology -- Landscape management : Where humans grow ; Production in landscapes ; Planning and management of major landscape types ; Landscape quality ; Modelling and landscape management ; Some broader perspectives -- Glossary.

This important new work--the first of its kind--focuses on the distribution patterns of landscape elements or ecosystems; the flows of animals, plants, energy, mineral nutrients and water; and the ecological changes in the landscape over time. Includes over 1,200 references from current ecology, geography, forestry, and wildlife biology literature.

0471870374 (pbk.) 9780471870371 (pbk.)

85012306


Landscape ecology.
Landscape protection.
Human ecology.
Land ecosystems.

QH541 / .F67 1986

712 FOR / 003603
Hit Counter
//]]>