Development and Perspectives of Landscape Ecology by O. BastianDevelopment and Perspectives of Landscape Ecology by O. Bastian

Development and Perspectives of Landscape Ecology

EditorO. Bastian

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The book gives a fundamental representation of landscape ecology, which proves to be a young, but an interesting and very important trans-disciplinary science for the solution of environmental problems. Both the theoretical basis and practical application of landscape ecology are considered. Great value is attached to describe approaches and experiences from Germany and Central Europe, and to discuss them in an international context. The book is addressed to landscape planners, managers, conservationists and architects, to biologists and geographers, to colleges, universities, authorities, and to the general public being interested in ecological issues. Among the themes are e. g. the roots and the position of landscape ecology, problems of scale and dimension, landscape analysis, diagnosis, potentials, evaluation, change, prognosis, tools like remote sensing and information systems, spatial planning and nature conservation.
Title:Development and Perspectives of Landscape EcologyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:525 pagesPublished:December 15, 2010Publisher:Springer NetherlandsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9048161401

ISBN - 13:9789048161409

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Table of Contents

Contributors. Acknowledgements. Preface. Foreword by Zev Naveh. 1: Landscape and Landscape Ecology. 1.1. The Landscape Concept (What is a Landscape?) 1.2. Landscape Ecology. 1.3. Disciplinary and Meta-Disciplinary Approaches in Landscape Ecology. 1.4. Landscape Ecology in Different Parts of the World. 2: Landscape Structures and Processes. 2.1. Vertical Landscape Structure and Functioning. 2.2. Landscape Complexes. 2.3. Landscape Elements. 2.4. Landscape Ecological Paradigms: Correlation - Hierarchy - Polarity. 2.5. Landscape Boundaries, Ecotones. 2.6. The Catena Principle. 2.7. Water-bound Material Fluxes in Landscapes. 2.8. Dispersal of Organisms - Biogeographical Aspects. 3: Landscape Analysis, Synthesis and Diagnosis. 3.1. Approaches and methods of Landscape Diagnosis. 3.2. Landscape Analysis: Investigation of Geocomponents. 3.3. The Indicator Principle. 3.4. Landscape Ecological Complex Analysis. 4: Landscape Change and Landscape Monitoring. 4.1. Landscape Change: History of the Landscape. 4.2. Landscape Monitoring. 4.3. Landscape Prognosis: Future Landscapes. 5: Landscape Assessment. 5.1. Ecological Carrying Capacity and Stability. 5.2. Landscape Functions and Natural Potentials. 5.3. Landscape Evaluation. 5.4. Landscape Assessment and Multicriteria Optimization. 5.5. Landscape Perception and Aesthetics. 6: Landscape Investigation Methods/Tools. 6.1. Landscape Ecological Mapping. 6.2. Landscape Information Systems. 6.3. Remote Sensing and Digital Image Processing. 6.4. Models in Landscape Ecology. 7: Applications of Landscape Ecology. 7.1. Landscape Ethics and Sustainability. 7.2. "Leitbilder" for Landscape Development. 7.3. Landscape Planning. 7.4. Environmental Impact Assessment. 7.5. Farming and the Landscape: Structures of Organic and Conventional Farms. 7.6. Tourism and the Landscape: A Mutual Relationship. 7.7. Nature Conservation. 7.8. Historical Landscapes and Landscape Elements. 7.9. Sustainable Develiopment of Cities and Urban Regions. 7.10. Urban Ecology. 7.11. Restoriation Ecology. 7.12. Participation of Different Actors in a Landscape. References. Glossary. Index.

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From the reviews:"The book focuses on the German, and European views of landscape ecology . . I am deeply impressed by the variety of the presented aspects and disciplines. . I will use the volume as a reference and as a dictionary. This book adequately communicates the wide spectrum of German landscape ecology . an extraordinary performance. . if there is nobody to give you this book, lend it from your library, it is worth reading. And of course, recommend it to your librarian." (Thomas Wohlgemuth, Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, Vol. 33 (4), 2004)