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How landscapes change : human disturbance and ecosystem fragmentation in the Americas

Author: G A Bradshaw; P A Marquet; Kathryn L Ronnenberg
Publisher: New York : Springer, ©2003.
Series: Ecological studies, v. 162.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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North and South America share similar human and ecological histories and, increasingly, economic and social linkages. The chief goal is to gain an understanding of how human and ecological processes  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: G A Bradshaw; P A Marquet; Kathryn L Ronnenberg
ISBN: 3540436979 9783540436973
OCLC Number: 50323076
Description: xxi, 361 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction / G.A. Bradshaw, P.A. Marquet --
Why the Americas? --
Why Ecosystem Fragmentation? --
Causes and Processes of Landscape Fragmentation --
Biodiversity and Human Intervention During the Last 11,000 Years in North-Central Chile / L. Nunez, M. Grosjean --
Principal Phases of Human-Environment Interaction in North-Central Chile --
Biodiversity Changes at the Pleistocene-Holocene Transition --
Camelid Domestication During the Mid-Holocene: the Rise of a New Human-Environment Interaction --
The Transition from Mid-Holocene to Modern Climate: Pastoralism and Agricultural Changes --
Changes During the Historic Period (16th-20th Centuries) --
Beyond Malthus and Perverse Incentives: Economic Globalization, Forest Conversion and Habitat Fragmentation / S.F. Siebert --
Demographic Pressures --
Perverse Incentives and Market Failures --
Economic Globalization --
The Case of Chiapas --
Chile --
The Model of Economic Liberalization --
Economic Globalization Effects on Forest Conversion and Habitat Fragmentation --
Forest Fragmentation and Biodiversity in Central Amazonia / C. Gascon, W.F. Laurance, T.E. Lovejoy --
Forest Fragmentation and Theory --
Biological Dynamics of Forest Fragments Project History and Study Sites --
Ecological Consequences of Forest Fragmentation --
Area and Insularization --
Edge Creation --
Matrix Habitat and Landscape Configuration --
Forest Fragmentation and Land Management.
Series Title: Ecological studies, v. 162.
Responsibility: G.A. Bradshaw and P.A. Marquet (eds.) ; with the editorial assistance of Kathryn L. Ronnenberg.
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