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Landscape Ecology

Landscape Ecology

Editor-in-Chief: Jianguo Wu

ISSN: 0921-2973 (print version)
ISSN: 1572-9761 (electronic version)

Journal no. 10980

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Landscape Ecology: Free Editorials

Volume 27, Number 2 / February 2012 

Landscape connectivity analysis for conservation: insights from combining new methods with ecological and genetic data

Volume 27, Number 4 / April 2012 

Adapting complex multi-level landscape systems to climate change

Volume 26, Number 1 / January 2011 

The grand challenge to operationalize landscape sustainability and the design-in-science paradigm

Volume 26, Number 4 / April 2011 

Sustainability science demands that we define our terms across diverse disciplines

Volume 26, Number 9 / November 2011 

Soundscape in a context of acoustic and landscape ecology

Volume 26, Number 10 / December 2011 

Creativity abhors prescription

Volume 26, Number 10 / December 2011 

Beyond words: effective graphics and metadata are keys to concise scientific communication

Volume 26, Number 10 / December 2011 

Improving the writing of research papers: IMRAD and beyond

Volume 26, Number 10 / December 2011 

Publishing landscape ecology research in the 21st century

Volume 25, Number 1 / January 2010 

Urban sustainability: an inevitable goal of landscape research

Volume 25, Number 2 / February 2010 

Monitoring and modelling landscape dynamics

Volume 25, Number 6 / July 2010 

Learning science from practice

Volume 25, Number 8 / October 2010 

Landscape of culture and culture of landscape: does landscape ecology need culture?

Volume 24, Number 6 / July 2009 

Changing landscapes to accommodate for climate change impacts: a call for landscape ecology

Volume 24, Number 8 / October 2009 

The ecology and culture of landscape sustainability: emerging knowledge and innovation in landscape research and practice

Volume 24, Number 9 / November 2009 

Integrated modelling of natural and social systems in land change science
The Editorial team of Landscape Ecology is delighted to offer you free and unlimited access to the following Editorials

Volume 23, Number 4 / April, 2008 

Expanding the bridging capability of landscape ecology

Volume 23, Number 3 / March, 2008 

The urban region: natural systems in our place, our nourishment, our home range, our future

Volume 23, Number 2 / February, 2008 

Allerton Park 1983: the beginnings of a paradigm for landscape ecology?
Guest Editorial by John A. Wiens

Volume 23, Number 1 / January, 2008 

World congress highlights need for action

Volume 22, Number 10 / December, 2007 

Landscape ecology and sustainability
Past, present and future of landscape ecology
Reflecting upon 25 years of landscape ecology
Deconstructing and reassembling the landscape system

Volume 21, Number 1 / January, 2006 

Landscape Ecology, Cross-disciplinarity, and Sustainability Science

Volume 20, Number 8 / December, 2005 

Changes in Editorship of Landscape Ecology

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    Landscape Ecology is the flagship journal of a well-established and rapidly developing interdisciplinary science that focuses explicitly on the ecological understanding of spatial heterogeneity.  Landscape Ecology draws together expertise from both biophysical and socioeconomic sciences to explore basic and applied research questions concerning the ecology, conservation, management, design/planning, and sustainability of landscapes as coupled human-environment systems.  Landscape ecology studies are characterized by spatially explicit methods in which spatial attributes and arrangements of landscape elements are directly analyzed and related to ecological processes. 

    All manuscripts must show a keen awareness of the current literature and an immediate relevance to at least one of the following key topics:  (1) Flows and redistributions of organisms, materials, and energy in landscape mosaics; (2) Landscape connectivity and fragmentation; (3) Ecosystem services in dynamic landscapes (especially, tradeoffs and synergies); (4) Landscape history and legacy effects; (5) Landscape and climate change interactions (particularly, mitigation and adaptation); (6) Landscape sustainability and resilience (e.g., relationships between ecosystem services and human well-being in changing landscapes); (7) Mechanisms and ecological impacts of land use change; (8) Scaling relations and hierarchical linkages of patterns and processes across landscapes; (9) Innovative methods in landscape analysis and modeling; and (10) Accuracy assessment and uncertainty analysis of landscape studies.

    A valuable resource for both researchers and practitioners in ecology, conservation, ecosystem management, and landscape planning and design, Landscape Ecology is currently one of the leading journals across these fields.

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