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Foundation Papers in Landscape Ecology
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This volume is an excellent resource not just for students new to the field but for all ecologists. -- Frank Golley, Institute of Ecology, University of Georgia

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IntroductionPart I. The Early Antecedents of Landscape EcologyIntroduction and Review1. L. S. Berg (1915): The Objectives and Tasks of Geography2. N. A. Solnetsev (1948): The Natural Geographic Landscape and Some of Its General Rules3. C. S. Christian (1958): The Concept of Land Units and Land Systems4. C. O. Sauer (1925): The Morphology of Landscape5. C. Troll (1950): The Geographic Landscape and Its Investigation6. A. S. Watt (1947): Pattern and Process in the Plant CommunityPart II. The Causes and Consequences of Spatial PatternIntroduction and Review7. J. T. Curtis (1956): The Modifi cation of Mid-Latitude Grasslands and Forests by Man8. H. E. Wright, Jr. (1974): Landscape Development, Forest Fires, and Wilderness Management9. S. A. Levin and R. T. Paine (1974): Disturbance, Patch Formation, and Community Structure10. R. Levins (1969): Some Demographic and Genetic Consequences of Environmental Heterogeneity for Biological Control11. J. A. Wiens (1976): Population Responses to Patchy Environments12. S. T. A. Pickett and J. N. Thompson (1978): Patch Dynamics and the Design of Nature Reserves13. F. H. Bormann, G. E. Likens, D. W. Fisher, and R. S. Pierce (1968): Nutrient Loss Accelerated by Clear-Cutting of a Forest EcosystemPart III. The Emergence of Multiple Concepts of What Landscape Ecology Is AboutIntroduction and Review14. E. Neef (1967): The Theoretical Foundations of Landscape Study (Die theoretischen Grundlagen der Landschaftslehre)15. R. T. T. Forman and M. Godron (1981): Patches and Structural Components for a Landscape Ecology16. P. G. Risser, J. R. Karr, and R. T. T. Forman (1983): Landscape Ecology: Directions and Approaches17. D. L. Urban, R. V. O'Neill, and H. H. Shugart, Jr. (1987): Landscape Ecology: A Hierarchical Perspective Can Help Scientists Understand Spatial PatternsZ. Naveh (1988): Biocybernetic Perspectives of Landscape Ecology and ManagementPart IV. The Central Role of ScaleIntroduction and Review19. J. A. Wiens (1989): Spatial Scaling in Ecology20. J. F. Addicott, J. M. Aho, M. F. Antolin, D. K. Padilla, J. S. Richardson, and D. A. Soluk (1987): Ecological Neighborhoods: Scaling Environmental Patterns21. R. V. O'Neill (1989): Transmutations Across Hierarchical Levels22. V. Meentemeyer (1989): Geographical Perspectives of Space, Time, and Scale23. W. H. Romme and D. H. Knight (1982): Landscape Diversity: The Concept Applied to Yellowstone Park24. G. B. M. Pedroli and G. J. Borger (1990): Historical Land Use and Hydrology: A Case from Eastern Noord-Brabant25. H. R. Delcourt and P. A. Delcourt (1988): Quaternary Landscape Ecology: Relevant Scales in Space and TimePart V. The Analysis of Landscape PatternsIntroduction and Review26. P. Legendre and M.-J. Fortin (1989): Spatial Pattern and Ecological Analysis27. P. A. Burrough (1981): Fractal Dimensions of Landscapes and Other Environmental DataPart VI. Linking Models with Empiricism: Landscape Boundaries and ConnectivityIntroduction and Review28. L. P. Lefkovitch and L. Fahrig (1985): Spatial Characteristics of Habitat Patches and Population Survival29. J. F. Franklin and R. T. T. Forman (1987): Creating Landscape Patterns by Forest Cutting: Ecological Consequences and Principles30. H. R. Pulliam (1988): Sources, Sinks, and Population Regulation31. R. Costanza, F. H. Sklar, and M. L. White (1990): Modeling Coastal Landscape Dynamics32. J. F. Wegner and G. Merriam (1979): Movements by Birds and Small Mammals Between a Wood and Adjoining Farmland Habitats33. L. Hansson (1983): Bird Numbers Across Edges Between Mature Conifer Forest and Clearcuts in Central Sweden34. P. Opdam, G. Rijsdijk, and F. Hustings (1985): Bird Communities in Small Woods in an Agricultural Landscape: Effects of Area and Isolation35. W. T. Peterjohn and D. L. Correll (1984): Nutrient Dynamics in an Agricultural Watershed: Observations on the Role of a Riparian Forest36. R. J. Naiman, H. Decamps, J. Pastor, and C. A. Johnston (1988): The Potential Importance of Boundaries to Fluvial EcosystemsPart VII. SynthesisIntroduction and Review37. M. G. Turner (1989): Landscape Ecology: The Effect of Pattern on Process

About the Author

John A. Wiens is chief scientist at The Nature Conservancy and past president of the International Association for Landscape Ecology. Michael R. Moss is director of the Canadian Centre for Environmental Education at Royal Roads University in Victoria, British Columbia and past secretary general of the International Association for Landscape Ecology. Monica G. Turner is the Eugene P. Odum Professor of Ecology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and past president of the U.S. chapter of the International Association for Landscape Ecology. David J. Mladenoff is the Beers-Bascom Professor of Conservation and professor of forest ecology and management at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and former editor of Landscape Ecology.

Reviews

"A valuable resource... [and] welcome addition to the literature in landscape ecology." -- William Z. Lidicjer Jr., Ecology "An excellent collection of foundation papers... suitable as a textbook or reference book." -- Northeastern Naturalist

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