Ecosystem Geography

From Ecoregions to Sites

Authors: Bailey, Robert G.

  • The first edition (1996) was written at a time when few published materials on ecosystem geography were available, and none of these had systematically elaborated the principles underlying the mapping of ecosystems in a form accessible to advanced students and practitioners
  • This second edition builds on the strengths of its predecessor, is updated, clarifies concepts that some reviewers have experienced difficulty in understanding, and contains new sections
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About this Textbook

The first edition of this book, Ecosystem Geography, examined the distribution of ecosystems at different scales, and the processes that have differentiated them. It presented the principles for ecosystems mapping and explored the connections between ecosystem geography, conservation, and management. Ecosystem Geography was written in 1996, at a time when few published materials on ecosystem geography were available, and none had systematically elaborated the principles underlying the mapping of ecosystems in a form accessible to advanced students and practitioners. This second edition, Ecosystem Geography: From Ecoregions to Sites, builds on the strengths of its predecessor, incorporating new information and clarifying concepts presented in the first edition. New sections address how ecoregion boundaries were determined, ecoregion redistribution under climate change, ecosystem processes (such as fire regimes), empirical versus genetic approaches to classification, and human modification to ecosystems, such as through the introduction of invasive species.

From reviews of the first edition:

"An important book, richly illustrated with clear diagrams, maps, and photos. A major contribution to ecosystem ecology and an essential acquisition." –Choice

"The new ‘ecosystem management’ demands an understanding of ecosystems and the relationships between them. In short, it requires a sound geographical knowledge of ecosystems. Ecosystem Geography lays a firm foundation for such knowledge." –Progress in Physical Geography

"The book is essential reading for ecologists and natural area managers interested in ecosystem management and understanding how their landscapes fit into the larger picture regionally, continentally, and globally." –Natural Areas Journal

About the Author:
Robert G. Bailey is a geographer with the United States Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, in Fort Collins, Colorado, and the former leader of the agency's Ecosystem Management Analysis Center. His work involves the application of ecosystem geography to ecological planning and design.

Reviews

““Ecosystem Geography” is the most clearly written and content-packed book I’ve ever read. Let me state that again: it is the most clearly written technical book I’ve ever read. I really admire Bob a lot. The latest edition of his book, “Ecoregions,” has the simplest, best summary of climate change I’ve seen.” (David D. Diamond, Director, Missouri Resource Assessment Partnership (MoRAP), University of Missouri)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Bailey, Robert G.

    Pages 1-23

  • The Question of Boundary Criteria

    Bailey, Robert G.

    Pages 29-40

  • Macroscale: Macroclimatic Differentiation (Ecoregions)

    Bailey, Robert G.

    Pages 53-81

  • Microscale: Edaphic-Topoclimatic Differentiation (Sites)

    Bailey, Robert G.

    Pages 145-168

  • Applications of Ecosystem Geography

    Bailey, Robert G.

    Pages 169-193

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Hardcover $129.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-4419-0391-4
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Ecosystem Geography
Book Subtitle
From Ecoregions to Sites
Authors
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-89516-1
DOI
10.1007/978-0-387-89516-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-89515-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4419-0391-4
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
XIII, 251
Topics