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Landscape ecology

Author: Richard T T Forman; Michel Godron
Publisher: New York : Wiley, ©1986.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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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  Read more...

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Forman, Richard T.T.
Landscape ecology.
New York : Wiley, ©1986
(OCoLC)899942821
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Richard T T Forman; Michel Godron
ISBN: 0471870374 9780471870371
OCLC Number: 12215646
Description: xix, 619 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
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.
Responsibility: Richard T.T. Forman, Michel Godron.
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