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Landscape Patterns in a Range of Spatio-Temporal Scales

Editors: Khoroshev, Alexander V., Dyakonov, Kirill N. (Eds.)

  • Provides deep insight into the geosystem concept by viewing landscape as a 3D hierarchically organized heterogeneous entity where pattern is shaped by topography and substrate that determine the distribution of matter and energy flows
  • Presents a multi-pattern view of landscape based not on visually detected patches only, but on several mutually additional approaches such as relief and substrate genesis, unilateral flows of dissolved matter, solid matter or surface water
  • Describes specific methodologies adapted for studying pattern-process relationship at each level with particular focus on interactions between abiotic environment, soils and plant cover in both radial and lateral aspects
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About this book

This book presents the polycentric and multiscale view of landscape which has been developed in Russia within a framework of physical geography since the early twentieth century. The authors develop the ideas of hierarchical organization of a landscape and strong relationships between abiotic and biotic components with equal attention to both vertical fluxes and lateral transfer. Three-dimensional representation of landscape involves strong emphasis on abiotic drivers of pattern development including relief, geological structures and runoff.

The objective of this book is to demonstrate the multiplicity of models and multiscale approach to description and explanation of landscape pattern, functioning, dynamics, and evolution. The contributions deal with various hierarchical levels ranging from within-unit interior variability to between-units interaction at landscape level, as well as regional and supra-regional zonal patterns.

Divided into 8 clear parts, the 28 chapters treat spatial pattern in one of the following aspects:

  •          indicator of actual matter and energy flows
  •          control over actual processes including disturbance expansion as well as determinant of future development
  •          indicator of genesis and prerequisite for future trends
  •          driver for short-term dynamics of processes
  •          response to climatic and anthropogenic influences
  •          factor of settlement network and land use adaptation at various historical epochs
  •          framework for actual land use spatial arrangement.

This contributed volume is written for researchers and students in the field of landscape ecology, physical geography, environmental impact assessment, and ecological planning.

About the authors

Alexander Khoroshev is Professor of the Faculty of Geography, Department of Physical Geography and Landscape Science in Lomonosov Moscow State University. His research and teaching acrivity is focused on landscape structure and functioning, landscape geochemistry, landscape planning, environmental impact assessment and projecting ecological networks.  He is head of Russian Chapter of International Association for Landscape Ecology. Kirill Dyakonov is Professor of the Faculty of Geography, Head of Department of Physical Geography and Landscape Science in Lomonosov Moscow State University, Member of Russian Academy of Sciences, Member of Presidium of Russian Feographia Society. He performs research in theory of physical geography, landscape dynamics and evolution, landscape geophysics, dendrochronology, ecological examination and environmental impact assessment.

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eBook $129.00
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  • The eBook version of this title will be available soon
  • Due: 8 de Abril de 2020
  • ISBN 978-3-030-31185-8
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  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
Hardcover $169.99
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  • Due: 11 de Março de 2020
  • ISBN 978-3-030-31184-1
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Landscape Patterns in a Range of Spatio-Temporal Scales
Editors
  • Alexander V. Khoroshev
  • Kirill N. Dyakonov
Series Title
Landscape Series
Series Volume
26
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-31185-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-31185-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-31184-1
Series ISSN
1572-7742
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 444
Number of Illustrations
128 b/w illustrations, 1 illustrations in colour
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