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1st Edition

The Routledge Handbook of Landscape Ecology

ISBN 9780367024567
Published September 9, 2021 by Routledge
502 Pages 109 Color Illustrations

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Book Description

The Handbook provides a supporting guide to key aspects and applications of landscape ecology to underpin its research and teaching. A wide range of contributions written by expert researchers in the field summarize the latest knowledge on landscape ecology theory and concepts, landscape processes, methods and tools, and emerging frontiers.

Landscape ecology is an interdisciplinary and holistic discipline, and this is reflected in the chapters contained in this Handbook. Authors from varying disciplinary backgrounds tackle key concepts such as landscape structure and function, scale and connectivity; landscape processes such as disturbance, flows, and fragmentation; methods such as remote sensing and mapping, fieldwork, pattern analysis, modelling, and participation and engagement in landscape planning; and emerging frontiers such as ecosystem services, landscape approaches to biodiversity conservation, and climate change. Each chapter provides a blend of the latest scientific understanding of its focal topics along with considerations and examples of their application from around the world.

An invaluable guide to the concepts, methods, and applications of landscape ecology, this book will be an important reference text for a wide range of students and academics in ecology, geography, biology, and interdisciplinary environmental studies.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: A brief history and overview of landscape ecology

Robert A. Francis and Marc Antrop

Part 1: Theory and Concepts in Landscape Ecology

2. Landscape mosaics and the patch-corridor-matrix model

Marc Antrop

3. Scale and hierarchy in landscape ecology

James D. A. Millington

4. Landscape connectivity

Lenore Fahrig, Víctor Arroyo-Rodríguez, Eliana Cazetta, Adam Ford, Jill Lancaster and Thomas Ranius

Part 2: Landscape Processes

5. Spatially structured ecosystems, connectivity and movement

Finnbar Lee, Jingjing Zhang, Craig Eric Simpkins, Justine A. Becker and George L W Perry

6. Habitat fragmentation

Amanda E. Martin, Joseph R. Bennett and Lenore Fahrig

7. Nutrient flows in the landscape

Erica Smithwick

8. The disturbance regime concept

Brian J. Harvey, Sarah J. Hart and C. Alina Cansler

9. Impacts of climate changes and amplified natural disturbance on global ecosystems

Rachel Loehman, Megan M. Friggens, Rosemary L. Sherriff, Alisa R. Keyser and Karin L. Riley

10. Change from within: Bottom-up disturbances of ecosystems

James M.R. Brock and Sarah V. Wyse

Part 3: Methods and Tools for Landscape Ecology

11. Fieldwork in landscape ecology

Jesse E. D. Miller, Carly D. Ziter and Michael J. Koontz

12. Remote sensing and mapping of landscapes

Nathalie Pettorelli, Jennifer E. Smith, Mailys Lopes and Henrike Schulte to Bühne

13. Sensor networks for landscape ecology

John H. Porter

14. The role of palaeoecology in understanding landscape-level ecosystem dynamics

George L.W. Perry, Richard E. Brazier and Janet M. Wilmshurst

15. Landscape pattern analysis

Tarmo K. Remmel and Scott W. Mitchell

16. Quantitative modelling and computer simulation

Calum Brown

17. Landscape character assessment and participatory approaches

Andrew Butler and Ingrid Sarlöv Herlin

18. Experimentation in landscape ecology

G. Darrel Jenerette

Part 4: Landscape Ecology Frontiers

19. Landscape ecology contributions to biodiversity conservation

Robert F. Baldwin, R. Daniel Hanks and Jeremy S. Dertien

20. Ecosystem services in the landscape

Matthew Mitchell

21. Riverscapes

Todd Lookingbill, Kimberly Meitzen and Jason P. Julian

22. Landscape restoration

Aveliina Helm

23. Landscapes and climate change

B.C. Meyer and G. Mezosi

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Robert A. Francis is Reader in Ecology in the Department of Geography at King’s College London. His research focuses on urban ecology, freshwater ecology, and nature and society interactions. He edited A Handbook of Global Freshwater Invasive Species and co-edited Urban Landscape Ecology: Science Policy and Practice (with James D.A. Millington and Michael A. Chadwick) and The Routledge Handbook of Biosecurity and Invasive Species (with Kezia Barker), all by Routledge.

James D.A. Millington is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Geography at King’s College London. He is a geographer and landscape ecologist with expertise in using computational and statistical modelling tools to investigate spatial ecological and socio-economic processes and their interaction. Research topics include agent-based modelling, ecological impacts of land use change and disturbances (particularly wildfires), and telecoupling. He is the co-editor of Urban Landscape Ecology: Science Policy and Practice (with Robert A. Francis and Michael A. Chadwick).

George L.W. Perry is Professor in the School of Environment at the University of Auckland. His research is focused on the dynamics of forest ecosystems at spatial scales from the population to the landscape and at temporal scales from decades to millennia.

Emily S. Minor is Associate Professor of Biological Sciences at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Her research explores human alteration of the landscape and how this can affect ecological communities and processes at the landscape scale.