Key topics in landscape ecology [E-Book] / edited by Jianguo Wu, Richard J. Hobbs.
Wu, Jianguo, (editor)
Hobbs, R. J., (editor)
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2007
1 online resource (xv, 297 pages)
Cambridge studies in landscape ecology
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Landscape ecology is a relatively new area of study, which aims to understand the pattern of interaction of biological and cultural communities within a landscape. This book brings together leading figures from the field to provide an up-to-date survey of recent advances, identify key research problems and suggest a future direction for development and expansion of knowledge. Providing in-depth reviews of the principles and methods for understanding landscape patterns and changes, the book illustrates concepts with examples of innovative applications from different parts of the world. Forming a current 'state-of-the-science' for the science of landscape ecology, this book forms an essential reference for graduate students, academics, professionals and practitioners in ecology, environmental science, natural resource management, and landscape planning and design.