Introduction -- PART ONE: HUMANS, NATURE, AND INTERACTIONS: Humans plan -- An introduction to ecology and biodiversity -- When humans and nature collide -- PART TWO: THE SCIENCE OF ECOLOGY: Change through time -- Populations and communities -- The ecology of landscapes -- PART THREE: APPLICATIONS: Conservation planning -- Nature in the neighborhood -- Restoration and management -- Ecologically based planning and design techniques -- Principles in practice -- Afterword -- Appendix A: Current status of biodiversity in North America -- Appendix B: Data sources -- Glossary. "Practical Ecology for Planners, Developers, and Citizens introduces and explains key ecological concepts for planners, landscape architects, developers, and others involved in planning and building human habitats. The book is tailored to meet the needs of busy land use professionals and citizens seeking an overview of ecology and its applications. It offers guidelines and information on how we can protect species and ecosystems while at the same time creating healthy, sustainable human communities." "Practical Ecology for Planners, Developers, and Citizens will raise the level of ecological understanding among land use professionals and citizens, and is a new resource for anyone concerned with human land use and its environmental impacts."--Jacket.