Basic Landscape Ecology
KEL Partners Incorporated, 2010 - Landscape ecology - 300 pages
Basic Landscape Ecology is intended to be a starting point for the study of landscape ecology. The goal is to provide a contemporary synthesis of basic landscape ecological concepts with an applied interpretation. The text is divided into two sections. The first section, which consists of six chapters, is intended to provide a uniform background for students from various academic disciplines. The second section, which consists of four chapters, is intended to provide an examination of the substance of contemporary landscape ecology.
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Basic Landscape Ecology by Robert Coulson and Maria Tchakerian presents this discipline in an organized and effective manner. Most important are the treatments with both text and images of the types of corridors and patches (e.g. disturbance patch) with excellent examples. The case studies show how landscape ecology is interconnected in the environment. This text can be used in Landscape Ecology, Geography, Planning, Forestry and Environmental Science. Lectures based on the book are easy to prepare because of both the precise nature of the writing and the quality of the examples. This book is essential for your library as an introduction to the expanding field of Landscape Ecology
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Coulson and Tchakerian have produced a well-organized, thorough analysis of the nature of landscape ecology. They offer an hierarchic approach to the topic, which makes it easy to grasp the extent and the implications of their presentation. As an introduction to an importqnt facet of ecology, it is an outstanding book.