Landscape Bionomics Biological-Integrated Landscape Ecology

Authors: Ingegnoli, Vittorio

  • Detailed guide to "Landscape Bionomics,” which transforms the principles of traditional Landscape Ecology by recognizing the landscape as a living entity
  • Discusses a range of new theoretical and methodological concepts
  • Explains how ecologists can be viewed as the “physicians” of ecological systems, ensuring that interventions in the landscape have beneficial outcomes
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About this book

"Landscape Bionomics,” or “Bio-integrated Landscape Ecology,” radically transforms the main principles of traditional Landscape Ecology by recognizing the landscape as a living entity rather than merely the spatial distribution of species and communities on the territory, often analysed in separate themes (water, species, pollution, etc.). To be more exact, the landscape is identified as the "life organization integrating a set of plants, animals and human communities and its system of natural, semi-natural, and human cultural ecosystems in a certain spatial configuration." This new perspective inevitably leads to significant changes in how to assess and manage the environment.

This book represents the culmination of an endeavor begun by the author, with the support of Richard Forman and Zev Naveh, more than a dozen years ago. It builds on the author’s previous successful publication, Landscape Ecology, A Widening Foundation, by addressing a range of additional topics and discussing the new theoretical and methodological concepts that have emerged during the past decade of research. Particular attention is paid to the fact that interventions in the landscape can be made with the best intentions yet cause serious damage! Against this background, the author explains the need to study "landscape units" by applying methods comparable to those used in clinical diagnosis – hence ecologists can be viewed as the “physicians” of ecological systems.

About the authors

Vittorio Ingegnoli possesses two degrees in Architecture and the Natural Sciences and is currently a professor by contract at the University of Milan, where he teaches Ecological Landscape Design and Ecology of Alpine Landscapes and Forests. He is one of the founders of Landscape Ecology and was a founding member of SIEP, the Italian section of IALE (International Association for Landscape Ecology). He was also a co-founder (with R. Bunce, UK) of the European Forum for Landscape Monitoring. Professor Ingegnoli is a member of the Scientific Committee of the Italian section of the International Association for Impact Assessment and a member of the Task Force Con.Eco.For. (CFS, State Foresters). Together with prof. H. Gulink he is the coordinator of a research on Rural-Suburban Landscapes, Universities of Milan and Leuven (Belgium).

Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • Landscape Bionomics and the Theory of Living Systems

    Ingegnoli, Vittorio

    Pages 1-22

  • Landscape Structure

    Ingegnoli, Vittorio

    Pages 23-48

  • Landscape Functions (Physiology)

    Ingegnoli, Vittorio

    Pages 49-84

  • Transformation and Pathology of Landscapes

    Ingegnoli, Vittorio

    Pages 85-116

  • Landscape Bionomic Analysis of Vegetation

    Ingegnoli, Vittorio

    Pages 117-147

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eBook $159.00
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Hardcover $209.00
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  • ISBN 978-88-470-5225-3
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Softcover $209.00
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  • Due: November 17, 2016
  • ISBN 978-88-470-3926-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Landscape Bionomics Biological-Integrated Landscape Ecology
Authors
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Mailand
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Italia
Distribution Rights
Distribution rights for India: Delhi Book Store, New Delhi, India
eBook ISBN
978-88-470-5226-0
DOI
10.1007/978-88-470-5226-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-88-470-5225-3
Softcover ISBN
978-88-470-3926-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIV, 431
Number of Illustrations and Tables
52 b/w illustrations, 198 illustrations in colour
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