By John A. Wiens (auth.), Kevin J. Gutzwiller (eds.)
Landscape ecology and conservation biology are speedily constructing disciplines, and a present synthesis of rules and functions in those fields is required lower than one hide. Many managers aren't employing ideas of panorama ecology in efforts to preserve biota, but the lack of organic range should be decreased if broad-scale tactics and styles have been continuously thought of in administration and conservation judgements. Bringing jointly insights from leaders in panorama ecology and conservation biology, this publication explains how our wisdom approximately panorama ecology will help us comprehend, deal with and hold biodiversity. past explaining pertinent suggestions of panorama ecology and organic conservation and describing examples in their use in administration, learn and making plans, this ebook additionally distills ideas for utilizing panorama ecology in conservation, identifies gaps in present wisdom and gives learn ways to fill these voids. The publication is split into 5 elements: the 1st half introduces the booklet and discusses what panorama ecology is and why you will need to organic conservation. the second one offers with a number of scales, connectivity and organism circulate. The 3rd half discusses panorama swap and the way this impacts biodiversity, and the fourth half covers conservation making plans. the ultimate half offers a synthesis that identifies overarching rules, pervasive constraints and life like customers for utilising panorama ecology in organic conservation. Conservationists, land-use planners, and ecologists will locate this booklet to be a necessary source. Foreword by means of Richard T.T. Forman.
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2000; Riera et al. , Poff 1996; Cooper et al. 1998; Lodge et al. 1998) have become central to how aquatic ecologists think about streams, rivers, and lakes. 1a is any less important. If landscape ecology is indeed the study of spatial patterns and processes, then it is just as relevant to water as it is to land. The "land" in "landscape ecology" should not be taken too literally. 2 Does Landscape Ecology Offer More Than Pretty Pictures? To many people, the power of landscape ecology lies in its maps and images, and in the analyses and modeling that can be done using such pictures.
Preserving biodiversity: species, ecosystems, or landscapes? Ecol. Appl. 3:202-205. L. 2000. Delusions in habitat evaluation: measuring use, selection, and importance. In Research Techniques in Animal Ecology: Controversies and Consequences, eds. L. K. Fuller, pp. 111-164. New York: Columbia University Press. w. 1978. Avian nest dispersion and fledging success in fieldforest ecotones. Ecology 59:871-883. R. 1993. Ecotone hierarchies. Ecol. Appl. 3:369-376. Haila, Y. 1999. Islands and fragments.
The particular spatial or locational arrangement of the various elements of a landscape produces ecological processes and patterns that are different from those that would emerge in a landscape with a different spatial configuration. To relate the various quantitative measures of landscape structure and composition to ecological consequences, however, we need something more specific. I suggest that the following five concepts (I hesitate to call them "principles") can serve as a foundation for thinking about landscapes in an ecological or conservation context.
Applying Landscape Ecology in Biological Conservation by John A. Wiens (auth.), Kevin J. Gutzwiller (eds.)