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Integrating Landscape Ecology into Natural Resource Management : Cambridge Studies in Landscape Ecology - Jianguo Liu

Integrating Landscape Ecology into Natural Resource Management

Cambridge Studies in Landscape Ecology

By: Jianguo Liu (Editor), William W. Taylor (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 1st August 2002
ISBN: 9780521780155
Number Of Pages: 500

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The rapidly increasing global population has dramatically increased the demands for natural resources and has caused significant changes in quantity and quality of natural resources. To achieve sustainable resource management, it is essential to obtain insightful guidance from emerging disciplines such as landscape ecology. This text addresses the links between landscape ecology and natural resource management. These links are discussed in the context of various landscape types, a diverse set of resources and a wide range of management issues. A large number of landscape ecology concepts, principles and methods are introduced. Critical reviews of past management practices and a number of case studies are presented. This text provides many guidelines for managing natural resources from a landscape perspective and offers useful suggestions for landscape ecologists to carry out research relevant to natural resource management. In addition, it will be an ideal supplemental text for graduate and advanced undergraduate ecology courses.

"...incredibly well-written and informative...the book is outstanding, and represents an important contribution to landscape ecology and environmental management." Ecology "The 20 chapters, all by leaders in the field make this book an effective overview and a valuable reference for interested professionals." Fisheries: Bulletin of the American Fisheries Society

List of contributors
Foreward
Preface
Acknowledgements
Introduction and Concepts
Coupling landscape ecology with natural resource management: paradigm shifts and new approaches
Landscape Structure and Multi-scale Management
Integrating landscape structure and scale into natural resource management
Focal patch landscape studies for wildlife management: optimising sampling effort across scales
Managing for small patch in human-dominated landscapes: cultural factors and corn belt agriculture
A landscape approach to managing the biota of streams
Linking ecological and social scales for natural resource management
Landscape Function and Cross-boundary Management
Assessing the ecological consequences of forest policies in a multi-ownership province in Oregon
Incorporating the effects of habitat edges into landscape models: effective area models for cross-boundary management
Aquatic-terrestrial linkages and implications for landscape management
Landscape Change and Adaptive Management
A landscape transition matrix approach for landscape management
Tactical monitoring of landscapes
Landscape change: patterns, effects and implications for adaptive management of wildlife resources
Landscape ecology in highly managed regions: the benefits of collaboration between management and researchers
Landscape Integrity and Integrated Management
Putting multiple use and sustained yield into a landscape context
Integrating landscape ecology into fisheries management: a rationale and practical considerations
Applications of advanced technologies in studying and managing grassland landscape integrity
An integrated approach to landscape science and management
Syntheses and Perspectives
Bridging the gap between landscape ecology and natural resource management
Landscape ecology of the future: a regional interface of ecology and socioeconomics
Epilogue
Index
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ISBN: 9780521780155
ISBN-10: 0521780152
Series: Cambridge Studies in Landscape Ecology
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 500
Published: 1st August 2002
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.7 x 17.4  x 3.2
Weight (kg): 1.2