Human activity during the Anthropocene has transformed landscapes worldwide on a scale that rivals or exceeds even the largest of natural forces. Landscape ecology has emerged as a science to investigate the interactions between natural and anthropogenic landscapes and ecological processes across a wide range of scales and systems: from the effects of habitat or resource distributions on the individual movements, gene flow, and population dynamics of plants and animals; to the human alteration of landscapes affecting the structure of biological communities and the functioning of entire ecosystems; to the sustainable management of natural resources and the ecosystem goods and services upon which society depends. This novel and comprehensive text presents the principles, theory, methods, and applications of landscape ecology in an engaging and accessible format that is supplemented by numerous examples and case studies from a variety of systems, including freshwater and marine "scapes".
1 - An Introduction to Landscape Ecology: Foundation and Core Concepts 2 - Scaling Issues in Landscape Ecology 3 - Landscape Heterogeneity and Dynamics 4 - Landscape Pattern Analysis 5 - Landscape Connectivity 6 - Landscape Effects on Individual Movement and Dispersal: Behavioral Landscape Ecology 7 - Landscape Effects on Population Distributions and Dynamics 8 - Landscape Effects on Population Spatial Spread: Range Shifts, Biological Invasions, and Landscape Epidemiology 9 - Landscape Genetics: Landscape Effects on Gene Flow and Population Genetic Structure 10 - Landscape Effects on Community Structure and Dynamics 11 - Landscape Effects on Ecosystem Structure and Function
Kimberly A. With is a Professor in the Division of Biology at Kansas State University. She is a two-time recipient of the award for Outstanding Paper in Landscape Ecology and has been recognized as a Distinguished Landscape Ecologist, the most prestigious honour bestowed by the U.S. Regional Association of the International Association for Landscape Ecology (US-IALE), for her contributions to the field.
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