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Applying Landscape Ecology in Biological Conservation

Editors: Gutzwiller, Kevin (Ed.)

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Landscape ecology and conservation biology are rapidly developing disciplines, and a current synthesis of principles and applications in these two fields is needed under one cover. Many managers are not applying principles of landscape ecology in efforts to conserve biota, yet the loss of biological diversity could be reduced if broad-scale processes and patterns were consistently considered in management and conservation decisions. Bringing together insights from leaders in landscape ecology and conservation biology, this book explains how our knowledge about landscape ecology can help us understand, manage and maintain biodiversity. Beyond explaining pertinent concepts of landscape ecology and biological conservation and describing examples of their use in management, research and planning, this book also distills principles for applying landscape ecology in conservation, identifies gaps in current knowledge and provides research approaches to fill those voids. The book is divided into five parts: the first part introduces the book and discusses what landscape ecology is and why it is important to biological conservation. The second deals with multiple scales, connectivity and organism movement. The third part discusses landscape change and how this affects biodiversity, and the fourth part covers conservation planning. The final part presents a synthesis that identifies overarching principles, pervasive constraints and realistic prospects for applying landscape ecology in biological conservation. Conservationists, land-use planners, and ecologists will find this book to be an essential resource. Foreword by Richard T.T. Forman.

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"The … volume, ‘Applying Landscape Ecology in Biological Conservation,’ reviews how the different facets of landscape ecology apply to biological conservation. … This volume is extremely well organized, a testament to Gutzwiller’s leadership as editor. … offers more than a landscape perspective to students, scientists, and resource managers who wish to stem the current global biodiversity crisis; it provides a roadmap to integrate our principles into conservation planning. If this book is any indication, the future of landscape ecology in biological conservation is brightly indeed." (Brian Sturtevant, International Association of Landscape Ecology, Issue 19, 2004)

"Like conservation biology, landscape ecology is a young science, with new findings and applications rapidly emerging. For this reason, this comprehensive recent text serves as an important reference for today’s practitioners, researchers, and students. Forty-eight internationally recognized authors contribute chapters that together cover topics including the movements of organisms among habitats, the invasions of exotic species, the effects of roads and logging, conservation planning for aquatic ecosystems, and much more." (www.worldwildlife.org, September, 2003)


Table of contents (25 chapters)

Table of contents (25 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Applying Landscape Ecology in Biological Conservation
Editors
  • Kevin Gutzwiller
Copyright
2002
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4613-0059-5
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4613-0059-5
Softcover ISBN
978-0-387-95322-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVII, 518
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