Fragmentation in Semi-Arid and Arid Landscapes

Consequences for Human and Natural Systems

Editors: Galvin, K.A., Reid, R.S., Behnke, Jr., R.H., Hobbs, N.T. (Eds.)

  • First book to show how fragmentation of natural systems influences human welfare, economies
  • Unique in global coverage, integration of social, natural sciences of fragmentation in rangelands
  • Shows the linkage of multiple scale analyses
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About this book

Exploring the concept of fragmentation, the ecological processes interrupted by fragmentation, and the social consequences of fragmented landscapes, this book presents a timely synthesis on the effects of fragmentation on arid and semi-arid pastoral systems throughout the world.

The global significance of the world’s rangelands is large, with these arid and semi-arid systems making up almost 25% of the earth’s landscapes – and supporting the livelihoods of more than 20 million people. These ecosystems are also home to several of the planet’s remaining megafauna, as well as other important species. Yet fragmentation across these rangelands has significantly impaired the ability of both people and animals to compensate for temporal heterogeneity in vegetation and water by exploiting its spatial heterogeneity, resulting in limited resource availability.

The case is developed that while fragmentation arises from different natural, social and economic conditions worldwide it creates similar outcomes for human and natural systems. With information from nine sites around the world the authors examine how fragmentation occurs, the patterns that result, and the consequences of fragmentation for ecosystems and the people who depend on them. The book will provide a valuable reference for students and researchers in rangeland ecology, park and natural resource management, environmental and ecological anthropology, economics and agriculture.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Global Significance of Extensive Grazing Lands and Pastoral Societies: An Introduction

    Robin S. Reid, Kathleen A. Galvin, Russell S. Kruska

    Pages 1-24

  • Fragmentation of Arid and Semi-Arid Ecosystems: Implications for People and Animals

    N. Thompson Hobbs, Robin S. Reid, Kathleen A. Galvin, et al.

    Pages 25-44

  • Causes and Consequences of Herbivore Movement in Landscape Ecosystems

    Michael B. Coughenour

    Pages 45-91

  • Changing Patterns of Land Use and Tenure in the Dalrymple Shire, Australia

    Chris J. Stokes, Ryan R. J. McAllister, Andrew J. Ash, John E. Gross

    Pages 93-112

  • From Fragmentation to Reaggregation of Rangelands in the Northern Great Plains, USA

    Jill M. Lackett, Kathleen A. Galvin

    Pages 113-134

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eBook $229.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-4020-4906-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $289.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4020-4905-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • This title is currently reprinting. You can pre-order your copy now.
Softcover $289.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-90-481-7223-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Fragmentation in Semi-Arid and Arid Landscapes
Book Subtitle
Consequences for Human and Natural Systems
Editors
  • Kathleen A. Galvin
  • Robin S. Reid
  • Roy H. Behnke, Jr.
  • N. Thompson Hobbs
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-4906-4
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-4906-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-4905-7
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-7223-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 411
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