Ecoregions

The Ecosystem Geography of the Oceans and Continents

Authors: Bailey, Robert G.

  • This is a new edition of a well-received text and it is essential reading for land managers, researchers and graduate students in ecology, landscape architecture and regional planning
  • A significant contribution to a long tradition of classifying and studying the world’s ecological regions or ecoregions
  • Details the use of eco regional patterns to design monitoring networks and sustainable landscapes
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About this Textbook

Global warming and human-driven impacts are changing the World’s ecological zones. This book applies the principles described in Bailey’s Ecosystem Geography: From Ecoregions to Sites, 2nd ed. (Springer 2009, 1st ed. 1996) to describe and characterize the major terrestrial and aquatic ecological zones of the Earth. Bailey’s system for classifying these zones has been adopted by major organizations such as the U.S. Forest Service and The Nature Conservancy and this book is a significant contribution to a long tradition of classifying and studying the world’s ecological regions or ecoregions. It includes two color maps that show the major ecoregions of the continents and oceans. Also included are: - 106 illustrations with 55 in full color - A new chapter on mountains is included. - There are new sections that address concerns about how eco regions are changing under the relentless influence of humans and climate change - Another new feature is the discussion of using eco regional patterns to transfer research results and select sites for detecting climate change effects on ecosystem distribution - Use of ecoregional patterns to design monitoring networks and sustainable landscapes - Fire regimes in different regional ecosystems and their management implications.

About the authors

Robert G. Bailey, born in 1939, received his PhD in Geography from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1971. An ecological geographer with U.S. Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, he was leader of the agency’s Ecosystem Management Analysis Center for many years. He has four decades of experience working with the theory and practice of ecosystem classification and mapping and its application to management. He is author of numerous publications on this and related subjects, including four books.

Reviews

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“This work remains a necessary resource for basic research in environmental science, management, and program development. It can serve as a textbook or reference for students in relevant programs such as geography, ecology, and resource management. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduates and above.” (J. Chen, Choice, Vol. 52 (4), December, 2014)


““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 (14 chapters)

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  • ISBN 978-1-4939-3706-6
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Ecoregions
Book Subtitle
The Ecosystem Geography of the Oceans and Continents
Authors
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Media, LLC
eBook ISBN
978-1-4939-0524-9
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4939-0524-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4939-0523-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4939-3706-6
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
XV, 180
Number of Illustrations and Tables
80 b/w illustrations, 54 illustrations in colour
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