By John A. Wiens (auth.), Kevin J. Gutzwiller (eds.)
Landscape ecology and conservation biology are speedily constructing disciplines, and a present synthesis of ideas and purposes in those fields is required lower than one hide. Many managers aren't using rules of panorama ecology in efforts to preserve biota, but the lack of organic range will be lowered if broad-scale approaches and styles have been constantly thought of in administration and conservation judgements. Bringing jointly insights from leaders in panorama ecology and conservation biology, this e-book explains how our wisdom approximately panorama ecology will help us comprehend, deal with and preserve biodiversity. past explaining pertinent thoughts of panorama ecology and organic conservation and describing examples in their use in administration, learn and making plans, this ebook additionally distills ideas for using panorama ecology in conservation, identifies gaps in present wisdom and gives examine techniques to fill these voids. The e-book is split into 5 elements: the 1st half introduces the e-book and discusses what panorama ecology is and why it is very important organic conservation. the second one bargains with a number of scales, connectivity and organism circulate. The 3rd half discusses panorama switch and the way this impacts biodiversity, and the fourth half covers conservation making plans. the ultimate half offers a synthesis that identifies overarching ideas, pervasive constraints and reasonable clients for making use of panorama ecology in organic conservation. Conservationists, land-use planners, and ecologists will locate this e-book to be a necessary source. Foreword through Richard T.T. Forman.
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Lawton specifically argues that because it is so plagued by the contingencies of middle-number systems, community ecology "is a mess" and should largely be abandoned. 1b), landscape ecology must be an even greater mess. Perhaps all of this talk about patches, boundaries, connectivity, scale, and spatial processes should be ignored in the interests of getting on with the business of developing general laws that can help us solve conservation problems. Before taking salvation in Lawton's view, however, it might be good to consider the words of E.
First, the area and time frame of planning need to reflect landscape-scale patterns and processes, rather than the currently used sideboards of the closest administrative boundary and a time frame prescribed by national policy. Second, restoring and managing a landscape requires goals and targets that are sufficiently fluid to accommodate natural spatial and temporal variability, and the uncertainty and surprise in outcomes that result from allowing the free play of ecological processes (Christensen 1997).
Applying Landscape Ecology in Biological Conservation by John A. Wiens (auth.), Kevin J. Gutzwiller (eds.)