How Landscapes Change: Human Disturbance And Ecosystem Fragmentation In The Americas by K.L. RonnenbergHow Landscapes Change: Human Disturbance And Ecosystem Fragmentation In The Americas by K.L. Ronnenberg

How Landscapes Change: Human Disturbance And Ecosystem Fragmentation In The Americas

byK.L. RonnenbergEditorGay A. Bradshaw, Pablo A. Marquet

Hardcover | December 6, 2002

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North and South America share similar human and ecological histories and, increasingly, economic and social linkages. As such, issues of ecosystem functions and disruptions form a common thread among these cultures. This volume synthesizes the perspectives of several disciplines, such as ecology, anthropology, economy, and conservation biology. The chief goal is to gain an understanding of how human and ecological processes interact to affect ecosystem functions and species in the Americas. Throughout the text the emphasis is placed on habitat fragmentation. At the same time, the book provides an overview of current theory, methods, and approaches used in the analysis of ecosystem disruptions and fragmentation.
Title:How Landscapes Change: Human Disturbance And Ecosystem Fragmentation In The AmericasFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:362 pages, 23.5 × 15.5 × 2.49 inShipping dimensions:23.5 × 15.5 × 2.49 inPublished:December 6, 2002Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3540436979

ISBN - 13:9783540436973


Table of Contents

I Causes and Processes of Landscape Fragmentation.- 1 Biodiversity and Human Intervention During the Last 11,000 Years in North-Central Chile.- 2 Beyond Malthus and Perverse Incentives: Economic Globalization, Forest Conversion and Habitat Fragmentation.- 3 Forest Fragmentation and Biodiversity in Central Amazonia.- 4 Climatic and Human Influences on Fire Regimes in Temperate Forest Ecosystems in North and South America.- 5 Natural Versus Anthropogenic Sources of Amazonian Biodiversity: the Continuing Quest for El Dorado.- II Ecological and Evolutionary Consequences of Fragmentation.- 6 Bees Not to Be? Responses of Insect Pollinator Faunas and Flower Pollination to Habitat Fragmentation.- 7 Implications of Evolutionary and Ecological Dynamics to the Genetic Analysis of Fragmentation.- 8 Forest Fragmentation, Plant Regeneration and Invasion Processes Across Edges in Central Chile.- 9 The Ecological Consequences of a Fragmentation-Mediated Invasion: The Argentine Ant, Linepithema humile, in Southern California.- III Ecosystem Fragmentation: Theory, Methods, and Implications for Conservation.- 10 A Review and Synthesis of Conceptual Frameworks for the Study of Forest Fragmentation.- 11 Reflections on Landscape Experiments and Ecological Theory: Tools for the Study of Habitat Fragmentation.- 12 Spatial Autocorrelation, Dispersal and the Maintenance of Source-Sink Populations.- 13 Patch Dynamics, Habitat Degradation and Space in Metapopulations.- 14 How Much Functional Redundancy Is Out There, or, Are We Willing to Do Away with Potential Backup Species?.- 15 Predicting Distributions of South American Migrant Birds in Fragmented Environments: A Possible Approach Based on Climate.- 16 Habitat Heterogeneity on a Forest-Savanna Ecotone in Noel Kempff Mercado National Park (Santa Cruz, Bolivia): Implications for the Long-Term Conservation of Biodiversity in a Changing Climate.- 17 Bandages for Wounded Landscapes: Faunal Corridors and Their Role in Wildlife Conservation in the Americas.- 18 Management of the Semi-Natural Matrix.- Human Disturbance and Ecosystem Fragmentation in the Americas Synthesis and Final Reflections.

Editorial Reviews

"A very useful book for the library." (Bulletin of the British Ecological Society)