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Landscape Ecology in Action - A. Farina

Landscape Ecology in Action

By: A. Farina

Paperback Published: 31st July 2000
ISBN: 9780792361664
Number Of Pages: 317

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In my office I am encased in bookshelves which hold an accumulation of literature on ecology that represents the papers and books over the last 50 years. My students enjoy rummaging through this collection be­ cause it contains a record of the history of ecology and is full of sur­ prises. Some of the most recent material pertains to landscape ecology, a subject that literally emerged fully active at the Veldhoven Interna­ tional Congress organized by the landscape ecologists of The Nether­ lands in 1981. The subject has developed quickly. It has one or more journals, which publish short works. It has a series of text books. And, it has just begun a series on monographs. One of the textbooks in land­ scape ecology is titled Principles and Methods in Landscape Ecology and was written by the Italian ecologist Almo Farina in 1998. My stu­ dents like this text especially well because it is direct, to the point and comprehensive. "Farina" is on loan much of the time. In the present volume Almo Farina again addresses the subject of Landscape Ecology but from a different perspective than he took in his textbook. Landscape in Action focuses on the application of the princi­ ples and concepts to problem solving. The two books make a pair, with the first technical and conceptual and the second applied to problems of land and water at large scale.

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`This book should be useful to educators, researchers, horticulturists and government officials responsible for land use issues.'
Current Books on Gardening & Botany, 2001
`The author succeeds in conveying both the successes and current state of affairs in landscape ecology. Importantly, this is allied to a sense of the potential of landscape ecology as a conceptual and practical framework for addressing many of the contentious issues in conservation and land management that are currently being faced world-wide.'
Dr Christopher Young, University of Wolverhampton, UK

Foreword
Preface
Principles, Theory, and Methods
The Birth of Landscape Ecology: An Important Heritage
Towards an Unified Thgeory
Definition of Landscape
The Dimension of Landscape
Landscape Typologies and Functions
Emerging Properties of Landscape
Ecological Concepts Incorporated into the Landscape Paradigm
Processes in Landscape
Landscape Evaluation
Exploring Evaluation Procedures
Landscape Evaluation and Scale
Concepts and Procedures of Landscape Evaluation
Tools for Evaluating the Structure and Functions and Land Mosaics
Management and Conservation of Landscapes
Some Concepts in Management and Conservation
Landscape Approach to Management and Conservation: Exploring New Dimensions
Large Scale Landscape Management
Multiple Scale Investigation and Management
Constraints in Managing
Types of Management
Managing Patterns
Managing Processes
Managing Functional Areas
Conserving the Landscape
Perspectives in Management and Conservation
Acting in Landscape Ecology: Concluding Remarks
References
Glossary & Acronyms
Species Index
Author Index
Subject Index
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ISBN: 9780792361664
ISBN-10: 0792361660
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 317
Published: 31st July 2000
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 24.38 x 16.26  x 1.52
Weight (kg): 0.59

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