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Main Title Patterns and Processes in Forest Landscapes Multiple Use and Sustainable Management / [electronic resource] :
Author Lafortezza, Raffaele.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Sanesi, Giovanni.
Chen, Jiquan.
Crow, Thomas R.
Publisher Springer Netherlands,
Year Published 2008
Call Number QH541.15.L35
ISBN 9781402085048
Subjects Life sciences. ; Remote sensing. ; Biodiversity. ; Landscape ecology. ; Forests and forestry. ; Nature Conservation.
Internet Access
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Collation XXV, 425 p. online resource.
Due to license restrictions, this resource is available to EPA employees and authorized contractors only
Contents Notes
Underlying Concepts and Applicative Approaches -- Ecology and Management of Forest Landscapes -- Cultural Determinants of Spatial Heterogeneity in Forest Landscapes -- Managing Forest Landscapes for Climate Change -- Consequences of Management across Regions and Scales -- The Great Siberian Forest: Challenges and Opportunities of Scale -- Fragmentation of Forest Landscapes in Central Africa: Causes, Consequences and Management -- Human-Induced Alterations in Native Forests of Patagonia, Argentina -- Landscape-Scale Factors Influencing Forest Dynamics in Northern Australia -- Spatial Patterns and Ecology of Shifting Forest Landscapes in Garo Hills, India -- Synthesis -- Landscape-Scale Indicators and Projection Models -- Tools for Understanding Landscapes: Combining Large-Scale Surveys to Characterize Change -- Shape Irregularity as an Indicator of Forest Biodiversity and Guidelines for Metric Selection -- Land Suitability for Short Rotation Coppices Assessed through Fuzzy Membership Functions -- Assessing Human Impacts on Australian Forests through Integration of Remote Sensing Data -- Habitat Quality Assessment and Modelling for Forest Biodiversity and Sustainability -- Synthesis -- Long-Term Sustainable Plans and Management Actions -- The Role of the Sustainable Forestry Initiative in Forest Landscape Changes in Texas, USA -- Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainable Livelihoods in Tropical Forest Landscapes -- Forest Management and Carbon Sink Dynamics: a Study in Boreal and Sub-Alpine Forest Regions -- Emulating Natural Disturbance Regimes: an Emerging Approach for Sustainable Forest Management -- Conserving Forest Biodiversity: Recent Approaches in UK Forest Planning and Management -- Synthesis -- Appendix A. Increasing evidence suggests that the composition and spatial configuration - the pattern - of forest landscapes affect many ecological processes, including the movement and persistence of particular species, the susceptibility and spread of disturbances such as fires or pest outbreaks, and the redistribution of matter and nutrients. Understanding these issues is key to the successful management of complex, multifunctional forest landscapes, and landscape ecology, based on a foundation of island bio-geography and meta-population dynamic theories, provides the rationale to deal with this pattern-to-process interaction at different spatial and temporal scales. This carefully edited volume represents a stimulating addition to the international literature on landscape ecology and resource management. It provides key insights into some of the applicable landscape ecological theories that underlie forest management, with a specific focus on how forest management can benefit from landscape ecology, and how landscape ecology can be advanced by tackling challenging problems in forest (landscape) management. It also presents a series of case studies from Europe, Asia, North America, Africa and Australia exploring the issues of disturbance, diversity, management, and scale, and with a specific focus on how human intervention affects forest landscapes and, in turn, how landscapes influence humans and their culture. An important reference for advanced students and researchers in landscape ecology, conservation biology, forest ecology, natural resource management and ecology across multiple scales, the book will also appeal to researchers and practitioners in reserve design, ecological restoration, forest management, landscape planning and landscape architecture.