Habitat loss and degradation that comes as a result of human activity is the single biggest threat to biodiversity in the world today. Habitat Fragmentation and Landscape Change is a groundbreaking work that brings together a wealth of information from a wide range of sources to define the ecological problems caused by landscape change and to highlight the relationships among landscape change, habitat fragmentation, and biodiversity conservation. The book:
Habitat Fragmentation and Landscape Change
- synthesizes a large body of information from the scientific literature
- considers key theoretical principles for examining and predicting effects
- examines the range of effects that can arise
- explores ways of mitigating impacts
- reviews approaches to studying the problem
- discusses knowledge gaps and future areas for research and management
offers a unique mix of theoretical and practical information, outlining general principles and approaches and illustrating those principles with case studies from around the world. It represents a definitive overview and synthesis on the full range of topics that fall under the widely used but often vaguely defined term "habitat fragmentation."
"This new book by Lindenmayer and Fischer provides a holistic clarity that is sorely needed and is a must-read for conservation biologists, landscape ecologists, and other serious students interested in what happens to (mostly wildlife) species in the face of landscape change."
"This book is definitely one that most natural resource managers should read and have available as a reference."
--Natural Areas Journal