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Landscape ecology / Richard T. T. Forman, Michel Godron.

By: Forman, Richard T. T.
Contributor(s): Godron, Michel.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : John Wiley & Sons, c1986Description: xix, 619 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0471870374 (pbk.); 9780471870371 (pbk.).Subject(s): Landscape ecology | Landscape protection | Human ecology | Land ecosystemsDDC classification: 712 FOR Online resources: Table of contents
Contents:
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.
Summary: 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.
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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.

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