I Issues and Challenges in Landscape Ecology.- 1. Landscape Ecology: Does the Science Only Need to Change at the Margin?.- 2. Clark Kent or Superman: Where Is the Phone Booth for Landscape Ecology?.- 3. Cross-Boundary Issues to Manage for Healthy Forest Ecosystems.- 4. Horizontal Processes, Roads, Suburbs, Societal Objectives, and Landscape Ecology.- II Modeling Applications.- 5. A Knowledge System Environment for Ecosystem Management.- 6. A Multiscale Ecological Model for Allocation of Training Activities on U.S. Army Installations.- 7. HARVEST: A Timber Harvest Allocation Model for Simulating Management Alternatives.- III Planning Strategies.- 8. A Hierarchical Framework for Conserving Biodiversity.- 9. Conserving Biological Diversity with Scarce Resources.- 10. Spatial Concepts, Planning Strategies, and Future Scenarios: A Framework Method for Integrating Landscape Ecology and Landscape Planning.- IV Concepts, Methodological Implications, and Numerical Techniques.- 11. Concepts of Scale in Landscape Ecology.- 12. Spatial Statistics in Landscape Ecology.- 13. RULE: Map Generation and a Spatial Analysis Program.- 14. ClaraT: Instructional Software for Fractal Pattern Generation and Analysis.- V The Teaching of Landscape Ecology.- 15. Effective Exercises in Teaching Landscape Ecology.- VI Synthesis.- 16. The Science and Practice of Landscape Ecology.
Growth in the field of landscape ecology has included the development of methods and results that can be applied to an impressive range of environmental issues. This book addresses a broad spectrum of political, theoretical and applied aspects that often arise in the design and execution of landscape studies. The concepts of geographical scale and hierarchy arising within the confines of landscape ecology are examined, and a series of techniques are presented to address problems in spatial and temporal analysis. This book will provide the reader with a current perspective on this rapidly evolving science.
Analyzes the issues, challenges, and strategic planning involved in landscape ecology Methods presented are broadly applicable to a range of ecological issues Provides a current perspective on a rapidly evolving field Contains contributions from renowned experts