This book explores new dimensions of landscape ecological research in a global change such as urbanization, biodiversity, and land transformation. It also includes several case studies concerning landscape analysis and evaluation using spatial analysis.
The aim of Landscape Ecological Applications in Man-Influenced Areas is not only to expand the concept of landscape ecology, but also to apply its principles to man-influenced ecosystems. New dimensions of landscape ecological research in global movements such as urbanization, biodiversity, and land transformation are explored in this book. This book also includes several case studies concerning landscape analysis and evaluation using spatial analysis and landscape modelling for establishing sustainable management strategy in urban and agricultural landscapes. The subtitle of the book suggests the integrative and ubiquitous landscape planning considering harmony of man and nature systems in the socio-economic and cultural background. Such key issues and technology of landscape research will provide implements and guidebook for decision makers and land planners as well as teachers and students at universities.