landscape ecology


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landscape ecology

the study of the reciprocal effects of spatial pattern on ecologic processes.

land·scape e·col·o·gy

(land'skāp ē-kol'ŏ-jē)
The study of the reciprocal effects of spatial pattern on ecologic processes.
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This software allows for integrated processing of images and for the visualisation of data subsystems, which can be applied within fields like landscape ecology and genetics, cartography, marine sciences, remote sensing, public health etc.
Critique: A groundbreaking and seminal study, conservation practitioners as well as serious scholars of landscape ecology and the science of protecting biodiversity will find this new edition of corridor ecology science an indispensable resource as informatively insightful and exceptionally well presented, making it a critically important addition to personal reading lists, as well as community and academic library Environmental Issues collections.
When Manager of Landscape Ecology Leslie Berns took over the project in 2012, she shifted her energy and expertise into completing what has become the single largest, most complex land and water management project the Lake County Forest Preserves ever tackled.
"Generally, forest loss has been a dominant feature of Europe's landscape ecology in the second half of the current interglacial, with consequences for carbon cycling, ecosystem functioning and biodiversity," lead study author Neil Roberts said in the university statement.
Spatial road disturbance index (SPROADI) for conservation planning: a novel landscape index, demonstrated for the State of Brandenburg, Germany, Landscape Ecology 28(7): 1353-1369.
The opening chapters review the fundamental principles of restoration ecology, systems dynamics, biodiversity theory, and landscape ecology. The second edition adds case studies and sections on hydrology, nutrient dynamics, and carbon.
Gillson draws upon the 3,000-year history of the Erhai catchment in Yunnan, China, and 2,500 years of Maya history as cases illustrating 'building, collapse an reorganization' in social-ecological systems: reflecting 'the interplay between societal adaptation and environment': these illustrate the kinds of analysis and response we require today, to sustain present-day cultural landscapes in a changing society and environment, through a 'synergy between landscape ecology, resilience theory, and sustainability science'.
Rebecca Allan is a New York-based painter who blends the traditions of abstract landscape painting with contemporary concerns: "As a painter, my longstanding interest in landscape ecology stems from a direct and overwhelming response to sites that I find most compelling because they are rare and rapidly changing.
Thus, knowing which services can be obtained from each specific landscape is important, once Landscape Ecology needs to focus not only in preserving actual landscapes and projecting future ones that maintain landscape patterns and processes, but in ensuring that ecosystem services, from which people actually need, are maintained and not exhausted (PEARSON; GORMAN, 2010).
See the following diagram for the specific expression forms in landscape ecology:
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