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Landscape and Land Capacity

2nd Edition

Edited by Yeqiao Wang

CRC Press

494 pages | 32 Color Illus. | 113 B/W Illus.

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Authored by world-class scientists and scholars, the Handbook of Natural Resources, Second Edition, is an excellent reference for understanding the consequences of changing natural resources to the degradation of ecological integrity and the sustainability of life. Based on the content of the bestselling and CHOICE awarded Encyclopedia of Natural Resources, this new edition demonstrates the major challenges that the society is facing for the sustainability of all wellbeing on planet Earth. The experience, evidence, methods, and models used in studying natural resources are presented in six stand-alone volumes, arranged along the main systems: land, water, and air. It reviews state-of-the-art knowledge, highlights advances made in different areas, and provides guidance for the appropriate use of remote sensing data in the study of natural resources on a global scale.

Volume 2, Landscape and Land Capacity, covers soils and landscape issues, their diversity, importance, and how soils are related to the landscapes in which they form. It includes discussions on land conservation, land-use and land-cover changes, urban environments, and unravels the complex bond between humans and soils. New in this edition are discussions on habitat conservation and planning, landscape epidemiology and vector-borne disease, landscape patterns and changes. This volume demonstrates the key processes, methods, and models used through several practical case studies from around the world.

Written in an easy-to-reference manner, the Handbook of Natural Resources, Second Edition, as individual volumes or as a complete set, is essential for anyone looking for a deeper understanding of the science and management of natural resources. Public and private libraries, educational and research institutions, scientists, scholars, and resource managers will benefit enormously from this set. Individual volumes and chapters can also be used in a wide variety of both graduate and undergraduate courses in environmental science and natural science courses at different levels and disciplines, such as biology, geography, Earth system science, ecology, etc.

Table of Contents

Conserved Lands: Stewardship. Edge Effects on Wildlife. Fires: Wildland. Fragmentation and Isolation. Land Surface Temperature: Remote Sensing. Landscape Connectivity and Ecological Effects. Landscape Dynamics, Disturbance, and Succession. Land-Use and Land-Cover Change (LULCC). Protected Area Management. Protected Areas: Remote Sensing. Genetic Diversity in Natural Resources Management. Genetic Resources Conservation: Ex Situ. Genetic Resources Conservation: In Situ. Genetic Resources: Farmer Conservation and Crop Management. Genetic Resources: Seeds Conservation. Herbicide-Resistant Crops: Impact. Herbicide-Resistant Weeds. Herbicides in the Environment. Insects: Economic Impact. Insects: Flower and Fruit Feeding. Integrated Pest Management. Land Capability Analysis. Land Capability Classification. Pollution: Point Source. Soil Carbon and Nitrogen (C/N) Cycling. Soil Degradation: Food Security. Soil Degradation: Global Assessment. Soil: Erosion Assessment. Soil: Evaporation. Soil: Fauna. Soil: Fertility and Nutrient Management. Soil: Organic Matter. Soil: Organic Matter and Available Water Capacity. Soil: Spatial Variability. Soil: Taxonomy. Soil Microbial Ecology. Soil Invertbrates: Responses to Forest Types in Changbai Mountains. Spatial-Temporal Distribution of Soil Macrofauna Communities: Changbai Mountain. Ecological Factors Influencing the Landscape Epidemiology of Tickborne Disease. Ecological Security: Changbai Mountains, China. Ecological Secutiry: Land Use Pattern and Simulation Modeling. Effects of Volcanic Eruptions on Forest in Changbai Mountain Nature Reserve. LANDIS PRO for Forest Landscape Model. Landscape Pattern and Change with Stone Wall Feature Identification. Remote Sensing of Urban Dynamics. Simulation of Post-Fire Vegetation Recovery. Sustainable Agricutlure: Social Aspects. Sustianability and Sustainable Development. Urban Environments: Remote Sensing.

About the Editor

Dr. Yeqiao Wang is a professor at the Department of Natural Resources Science, College of the Environment and Life Sciences, University of Rhode Island. He earned an MS and a PhD in natural resources management & engineering from the University of Connecticut. From 1995 to 1999, he was an assistant professor in the Department of Geography and Department of Anthropology, University of Illinois at Chicago. He has been on the faculty of the University of Rhode Island since 1999. In addition to his tenured position, he held an adjunct research associate position at the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago. He has also served as a guest professor and an adjunct professor at universities in the U.S. and China. Among his awards and recognitions, Dr. Wang was awarded the prestigious Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) by former U.S. President Clinton in 2000. His research projects have been funded by multiple agencies such as NASA, USDA, USDI, USAID, among others, which supported his scientific studies in various regions of the U.S., in East and West Africa, and in various regions in China. Besides peer-reviewed journal publications, Dr. Wang edited Remote Sensing of Coastal Environments and Remote Sensing of Protected Lands published by CRC Press in 2009 and 2010, respectively. He has also authored and edited over 10 scientific books in Chinese.

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The Handbook of Natural Resources, Second Edition

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
NATURE / Ecology
NATURE / Environmental Conservation & Protection
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Agriculture / General
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Environmental / General