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Main Title Land mosaics : the ecology of landscapes and regions /
Author Forman, Richard T. T.,
Publisher Cambridge University Press,
Year Published 1995
OCLC Number 31329626
ISBN 0521474620; 9780521474627; 0521479800; 9780521479806
Subjects Environmental policy ; Landscape ecology ; Human ecology ; Landschaftsmosaik ; Landschaftsèokologie ; Umweltschutz ; Humanèokologie ; Ecologia humana ; âEcologie du paysage ; Politique de l'environnement ; âEcologie humaine ; Landschaftsmosaik--(DE-588)4480102-6 ; Landschaftsèokologie--(DE-588)4034352-2 ; Umweltschutz--(DE-588)4061644-7 ; Fragmented landscapes ; Spatial ecology
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Publisher description
The Sabin W. Colton, Jr., Memorial Fund Home Page
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EHAM  GE170.F57 1995 Region 1 Library/Boston,MA 04/05/2017
EJBM  GE170.F57 1995 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 12/29/2014
EKBM  GE170.F57 1995 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 08/16/2005
ELDM  GE170.F57 1995 CCTE/GLTED Library/Duluth,MN 01/06/2006
ESBM  GE170.F57 1995 CPHEA/PESD Library/Corvallis,OR 10/25/1996
Collation xx, 632 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 525-604) and indexes.
Contents Notes
Foundations -- Patch size and number -- Boundaries and edges -- Patch shape -- Corridor attributes, roads and powerlines -- Windbreaks, hedgerows, and woodland corridors -- Stream and river corridors -- Networks and the matrix -- Mosaic patterns -- Wind and water flows in mosaics -- Species movement in mosaics -- Land transformation and fragmentation -- Land planning and management -- Creating sustainable environments. Animal, plants, water, wind, materials and people move through spatial patterns characteristic of virtually all landscapes and regions. This up-to-date synthesis explores the ecology of heterogeneous land areas, where natural processes and human activities spatially interact to produce an ever-changing mosaic. The subject is of enormous importance to today's society, and indeed for molding the future of areas surrounding each of us. The book bulges with ideas, principles, and applications for planning, conservation, design, management, sustainability and policy. Spatial solutions are provided for society's land-use objectives. This is an appealing and highly readable text on this major emerging field. Students and professionals alike will be drawn by the attractive and informative illustrations, the conceptual synthesis, the wide international perspective, and the range of topics and research covered.