Forest Landscape Ecology: Transferring Knowledge to Practice by Ajith H. PereraForest Landscape Ecology: Transferring Knowledge to Practice by Ajith H. Perera

Forest Landscape Ecology: Transferring Knowledge to Practice

byAjith H. PereraEditorLisa Buse, Thomas Crow

Paperback | March 14, 2007

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Forested landscapes have provided many important testing grounds for the devel- ment and application of landscape ecological principles and methods in North America. This central role of forests in landscape ecology emerged for several reasons. Forest cover is prominent in many regions of North America, from the temperate deciduous forests of the east to the coniferous forests of the north and west. Changes in forest spatial patterns are readily apparent to the human eye-natural disturbances and timber harvests alter the arrangement of forest age classes across the landscape and this, in turn, influences many species and ecosystem processes; land-use changes have produced profound fluctuations in forest cover over several centuries; increasing re- dential development in rural areas is often concentrated within forests; and public lands include many forested landscapes. Management actions, such as varying the amount, size, and location of harvests, also represent landscape-scale "experiments" that provide valuable opportunities for study. Finally, forest patterns are readily detectable from remote imagery, and are thus amenable to study at broad scales. For these reasons, forests have provided motivation and many opportunities for studying the complex relationships between patterns and processes in many areas. The importance of landscape-level considerations in the management and c- servation of forested landscapes has become increasingly important, and a variety of stakeholders are involved.
Title:Forest Landscape Ecology: Transferring Knowledge to PracticeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:223 pagesPublished:March 14, 2007Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0387342435

ISBN - 13:9780387342436

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Table of Contents

Foreword by Monica Turner Preface Contributors Knowledge Transfer in Forest Landscape Ecology: A Primer.- Transfer and Extension of Forest Landscape Ecology: A Matter of Models and Scale.- A Collaborative, Iterative Approach to Transferring Modeling Technology to Land Managers.- Development and Transfer of Spatial Tools Based on Landscape Ecological Principles: Supporting Public Participation in Forest Restoration Planning in the Southwestern United States.- Transferring Landscape Ecological Knowledge in a Multi-Partner Landscape: The Border Lakes Region of Minnesota and Ontario.- Applications of Forest Landscape Ecology and the Role of Knowledge Transfer in a Public Land Management Agency.- Moving to the Big Picture: Applying Knowledge from Landscape Ecology to Managing U.S. National Forests.- Fundamentals of Knowledge Transfer and Extension.- Synthesis: What are the Lessons for Landscape Ecologists?.- Index.

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From the reviews:"This is a nicely produced, well edited collection of papers that provides a rich source of information . . Researchers should really address this issue before they begin their research . . This book might be consigned to being an excellent account of what it declares itself to be - the transfer of knowledge generated by models to practitioners. . book merits the attention of a much broader audience. Anyone involved in landscape issues in either developing countries or in Europe will find much of interest." (Jeff Sayer, International Forestry Review, Vol. 11 (3), September, 2009)