Landscape Ecology: A Widening Foundation - Ingegnoli, Vittorio
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The urgent need for a sustainable environment has resulted in the increased recognition of the field of landscape ecology amongst policy makers working in the area of nature conservation, restoration and territorial planning. Nonetheless, the question of what is precisely meant by the term 'landscape ecology' is still unresolved. Is it, for example, an interdisciplinary approach to the study of the environment at a landscape scale? Or perhaps at the level of biological organisation? Still further, has the inseparability of landscape and culture affected the scope of 'landscape ecology'? No…mehr

Produktbeschreibung
The urgent need for a sustainable environment has resulted in the increased recognition of the field of landscape ecology amongst policy makers working in the area of nature conservation, restoration and territorial planning. Nonetheless, the question of what is precisely meant by the term 'landscape ecology' is still unresolved. Is it, for example, an interdisciplinary approach to the study of the environment at a landscape scale? Or perhaps at the level of biological organisation? Still further, has the inseparability of landscape and culture affected the scope of 'landscape ecology'? No doubt, a proper foundation of the discipline must first be cemented. This book then develops such a foundation. In doing so it provides all the diverse applications of the discipline with a solid framework and proposes an effective diagnostic methodology to investigate the ecological state and the pathologies of the landscape.
  • Produktdetails
  • Verlag: Springer, Berlin
  • 2002
  • Seitenzahl: 384
  • Erscheinungstermin: 10. Juli 2002
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 241mm x 160mm x 25mm
  • Gewicht: 828g
  • ISBN-13: 9783540427438
  • ISBN-10: 3540427430
  • Artikelnr.: 10492792
Autorenporträt
Vittorio Ingegnoli, University of Milan, Italy
Inhaltsangabe
1 The Landscape as a Specific Living Entity.- 2 Some Concepts on a General Living Systems Theory.- 3 Landscape Structure.- 4 Landscape Dynamic.- 5 Landscape Transformation and Pathology.- 6 Theoretical Influence of Landscape Ecology.- 7 Landscape Analysis.- 8 Landscape Components Evaluation.- 9 Landscape Criteria of Evaluation and Diagnosis.- 10 Landscape Ecology and Sustainability.- 11 Landscape Ecology and Conservation Biology.- 12 Environmental Design and Territorial Planning.- 13 Examples of Application.- References.
Rezensionen
From the reviews:

"In this excellent synthesis of the diverse European and North American views on landscape ecology, Ingegnoli (Univ. of Milan), a leading Italian scientist in the rapidly emerging field of landscape methodology and assessment, has brought together an amazing amount of information on complex landscape ecology theories, concepts, and indexes. ... Well written; numerous illustrations; excellent glossary. Summing Up: Highly recommended." (M. J. Zwolinski, Choice, March, 2003)

"The author describes the book as providing, 'a wide range of theories, of simple useful equations and of tested methods for the analysis and diagnosis of the ecological state of a landscape, including several case studies'. This is indeed the case; the text is interesting, up-to-date, thought-provoking and fairly comprehensive. ... The book excels in describing the application of landscape ecological methods in areas such as sustainability, conservation biology and planning and the case studies would be useful to any teacher of the subject." (Gary Campbell, Progress in Physical Geography, Vol. 27 (3), 2003)

"It provides a wide range of theories, of simple useful equations and of tested methods for the analysis and diagnosis of the ecological state of a landscape, including several case studies. Further, the diverse European and North American approaches and perspectives have coalesced for the first time. ... This book is written for a broad audience: students of biology and natural sciences, agronomy and forestry, environmental engineering, territorial planning and landscape architecture, as well as for professionals and managers of the environment." (Ethology, Ecology & Evolution, Vol. 14 (3), 2002)…mehr