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Ecological Studies

How Landscapes Change

Human Disturbance and Ecosystem Fragmentation in the Americas

Editors: Bradshaw, Gay A., Marquet, Pablo (Eds.)

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North and South America share similar human and ecological histories and, increasingly, economic and social linkages. As such, issues of ecosystem functions and disruptions form a common thread among these cultures. This volume synthesizes the perspectives of several disciplines, such as ecology, anthropology, economy, and conservation biology. The chief goal is to gain an understanding of how human and ecological processes interact to affect ecosystem functions and species in the Americas. Throughout the text the emphasis is placed on habitat fragmentation. At the same time, the book provides an overview of current theory, methods, and approaches used in the analysis of ecosystem disruptions and fragmentation.

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"A very useful book for the library." (Bulletin of the British Ecological Society) 


Table of contents (20 chapters)

Table of contents (20 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-4

    Bradshaw, G. A. (et al.)

  • Biodiversity and Human Impact During the Last 11,000 Years in North-Central Chile

    Pages 7-17

    Núñez, L. (et al.)

  • Beyond Malthus and Perverse Incentives: Economic Globalization, Forest Conversion and Habitat Fragmentation

    Pages 19-32

    Siebert, S. F.

  • Forest Fragmentation and Biodiversity in Central Amazonia

    Pages 33-48

    Gascon, C. (et al.)

  • Climatic and Human Influences on Fire Regimes in Temperate Forest Ecosystems in North and South America

    Pages 49-87

    Alaback, P. (et al.)

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eBook $269.00
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Hardcover $349.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-642-07827-9
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
How Landscapes Change
Book Subtitle
Human Disturbance and Ecosystem Fragmentation in the Americas
Editors
  • Gay A. Bradshaw
  • Pablo Marquet
Series Title
Ecological Studies
Series Volume
162
Copyright
2003
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-662-05238-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-662-05238-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-43697-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-07827-9
Series ISSN
0070-8356
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 362
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