Landscape Ecology in Action
paper, 317 p., $66.50
Focusing on the application of landscape ecology to practical problems, this book is an extension of Farina's textbook, Principles and Methods in Landscape Ecology. Taking into consideration the connections between landscape ecology and ecology in general, this work provides the principles, theories and models needed to evaluate landscapes. An entire section of the book indeed treats landscape evaluation and the management and conservation of landscapes.
The first part of this book examines the rich literature of landscape ecology, providing a context for landscapes as well as examining different perceptions of landscapes. Since the evaluation of land use is becoming more important, the last sections of the book on managing and conserving landscapes are critical to long-range decisions. This book should be useful to educators, researchers, horticulturists and government officials responsible for land use issues.
— Jean E. Bedger, Volunteer and Researcher, Library, Chicago Botanic Garden
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