Ecological Studies

Landscape Disturbance and Biodiversity in Mediterranean-Type Ecosystems

Editors: Rundel, Philip W., Montenegro, Gloria, Jaksic, Fabian (Eds.)

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Human impact on natural landscapes through urbanization and agricultural expansion becomes more and more dramatic and causes serious environmental problems.
This volume examines the effect of landscape disturbance on plant and animal diversity in the five mediterranean-climate regions of the world. It begins with three introductory chapters broadly reviewing the issues of landscape degradation. Further contributions describe regional land use conflicts in each of the five regions. Landscape disturbance and plant diversity and landscape disturbance and animal diversity are treated in separate chapters. Four contributions deal with demography and ecophysiology in vegetation succession following disturbance. The volume closes with a consideration of the future addressing aspects of environmental politics.

Table of contents (23 chapters)

Table of contents (23 chapters)
  • Landscape Disturbance in Mediterranean-Type Ecosystems: An Overview

    Pages 3-22

    Rundel, P. W.

  • From Biodiversity to Ecodiversity — Holistic Conservation of the Biological and Cultural Diversity of Mediterranean Landscapes

    Pages 23-53

    Naveh, Z.

  • Ecological Indicators of Landscape Degradation

    Pages 55-62

    Groves, R. H.

  • Land Use Conflicts in the Western Cape Region of South Africa

    Pages 65-79

    Davis, G. (et al.)

  • Impacts of Land Use on Biodiversity in Southwestern Australia

    Pages 81-106

    Hobbs, R. J.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Landscape Disturbance and Biodiversity in Mediterranean-Type Ecosystems
Editors
  • Philip W. Rundel
  • Gloria Montenegro
  • Fabian Jaksic
Series Title
Ecological Studies
Series Volume
136
Copyright
1998
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-662-03543-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-662-03543-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-64475-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-08416-4
Series ISSN
0070-8356
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXV, 451
Number of Illustrations
107 b/w illustrations, 5 illustrations in colour
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