Learning Landscape Ecology

A Practical Guide to Concepts and Techniques

Editors: Gergel, Sarah E., Turner, Monica G. (Eds.)

  • Utilizes examples, data and authors around the world to communicate to a more global audience
  • Provides a user-friendly translation of challenging quantitative techniques such as graph theory, spatial statistics, R software, network analysis, social-ecological systems, and object-oriented approaches within the context of landscape ecology
  • Labs incorporate the latest scientific understanding of ecosystem services, resilience, social-ecological landscapes, and even seascapes
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About this Textbook

This title meets a great demand for training in spatial analysis tools accessible to a wide audience. Landscape ecology continues to grow as an exciting discipline with much to offer for solving pressing and emerging problems in environmental science. Much of the strength of landscape ecology lies in its ability to address challenges over large areas, over spatial and temporal scales at which decision-making often occurs. As the world tackles issues related to sustainability and global change, the need for this broad perspective has only increased. Furthermore, spatial data and spatial analysis (core methods in landscape ecology) are critical for analyzing land-cover changes world-wide. While spatial dynamics have long been fundamental to terrestrial conservation strategies, land management and reserve design, mapping and spatial themes are increasingly recognized as important for ecosystem management in aquatic, coastal and marine systems.

This second edition is purposefully more applied and international in its examples, approaches, perspectives and contributors. It includes new advances in quantifying landscape structure and connectivity (such as graph theory), as well as labs that incorporate the latest scientific understanding of ecosystem services, resilience, social-ecological landscapes, and even seascapes. Of course, as before, the exercises emphasize easy-to-use, widely available software.
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About the authors

Sarah E. Gergel Associate Professor of Landscape Ecology & Conservation Assistant Dean, Diversity & Inclusion Department of Forest & Conservation Sciences University of British Columbia Vancouver, BC Canada
Monica G. Turner Eugene P. Odum Professor of Ecology and Vilas Research Professor Department of Zoology University of Wisconsin-Madison Madison, WI USA

Table of contents (20 chapters)

  • Introduction to Remote Sensing

    Coops, Nicholas C. (et al.)

    Pages 3-19

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  • Historical Aerial Photography for Landscape Analysis

    Morgan, Jessica L. (et al.)

    Pages 21-40

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  • Citizen Science for Assessing Landscape Change

    Cardille, Jeffrey A. (et al.)

    Pages 41-42

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  • Understanding Landscape Metrics

    Cardille, Jeffrey A. (et al.)

    Pages 45-63

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  • Scale Detection Using Semivariograms and Autocorrelograms

    Palmer, Michael W. (et al.)

    Pages 65-81

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eBook 44,02 €
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Softcover 57,19 €
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  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Learning Landscape Ecology
Book Subtitle
A Practical Guide to Concepts and Techniques
Editors
  • Sarah E. Gergel
  • Monica G. Turner
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4939-6374-4
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4939-6374-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4939-6372-0
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
XVIII, 350
Number of Illustrations and Tables
39 b/w illustrations, 25 illustrations in colour
Topics