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Title Practising Landscape Ecology
Imprint Newark : John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated, 2018.


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Subject Landscape ecology.
Contents Intro; Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; Foreword; Preface; Chapter 1 Concepts and Approaches in Landscape Ecology; 1.1 The Historical Development of Landscape Ecology as a Science; 1.2 Hierarchical Levels in Ecology; 1.3 The Spatial Hierarchy of Land; 1.4 Fundamental Concepts: Landscape Scale and Size, Pattern, Process, and Change; 1.5 The Representation of the Landscape and its Elements; Key Points; Endnotes; Chapter 2 Points as Landscape Elements; 2.1 The Different Patterns; 2.2 Distance Methods to Detect Pattern; 2.3 Quadrat Analysis to Detect Pattern
2.4 Consideration of Scale in Nearest-Neighbor Analyses2.5 Consideration of Scale in Quadrat Analyses; Key Points; Endnotes; Chapter 3 Linear Elements and Networks; 3.1 The Linear Features and Corridors in the Landscape; 3.2 Curvilinearity and Fractal Analysis; 3.3 Linear Density of Networks; 3.4 Spatial Distribution of Linear Networks; 3.5 Analysis of the Spatial Distribution of Linear Networks; 3.6 A Study of Linear Features on the European Scale; 3.7 The Topology of the Networks; 3.8 Network Connectivity; 3.9 Connectivity Indices Based on Topological Distances Between Patches (Nodes)
Key PointsEndnotes; Chapter 4 Patches and Their Interactions; 4.1 The Importance of Patch Size for Species Diversity; 4.2 The Importance of Patch Edge and Shape; 4.3 The Measurement of Patch Size and Perimeter; 4.4 Quantifying Patch Shape; 4.5 An Example for the Use of Perimeter-Area Relationships; 4.6 Patch Interior and Edge; 4.7 Interaction Between Patches and the Theory of Island Biogeography; 4.8 Interaction Between Patches and Populations: The Concept of Metapopulation; 4.9 Estimating the Interaction Between Patches by the Distance and Size of Neighbors
4.10 An Example of the Use of the Gravity ModelKey Points; Endnotes; Chapter 5 The Vertical Dimension of Landscapes; 5.1 The Importance of Elevation Illustrated for Birds in the Macaronesian Islands; 5.2 Montane Islands; 5.3 The Vertical Dimension in Aquatic Systems; 5.4 The Vertical Structure of Vegetation and Species Diversity; Key Points; Endnotes; Chapter 6 Movements Through Landscapes; 6.1 Percolation Theory; 6.2 Contagion Analysis and Percolation; 6.3 Resistance Surfaces; 6.4 Example of Percolation Movements Through Landscapes; Key Points; Endnotes
Chapter 7 Landscape Composition, Diversity, and Habitat Selection7.1 Measurements of Diversity; 7.2 Species Diversity of Habitats and Landscapes; 7.3 The Habitat Use Diversity of a Species; 7.4 The Relationship Between the Species Diversity of a Landscape and the Habitat Use Diversity of the Species; 7.5 Habitat Selection; 7.6 Landscape Composition and Diversity; Key Points; Endnotes; Chapter 8 Landscape Pattern: Composition and Configuration; 8.1 Composition and Configuration Represent Different Aspects of Landscapes; 8.2 Configuration Assessed by Patch Numbers, Sizes, Perimeters, and Shapes
Other Author Bunting, Stephen.
Strand, Eva Kristina.
Godinho-Ferreira, Paulo.
Other Title Print version: Rego, Francisco Castro. Practising Landscape Ecology. Newark : John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated, ©2018 9781119368205