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Learning Landscape Ecology (2nd Edition)

A Practical Guide to Concepts and Techniques

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Pages: 350
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This title meets a great demand for training in spatial analysis tools accessible to a wide audience. Landscape ecology continues to grow as an exciting discipline with much to offer for solving pressing and emerging...

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This title meets a great demand for training in spatial analysis tools accessible to a wide audience. Landscape ecology continues to grow as an exciting discipline with much to offer for solving pressing and emerging problems in environmental science. Much of the strength of landscape ecology lies in its ability to address challenges over large areas, over spatial and temporal scales at which decision-making often occurs. As the world tackles issues related to sustainability and global change, the need for this broad perspective has only increased. Furthermore, spatial data and spatial analysis (core methods in landscape ecology) are critical for analyzing land-cover changes world-wide. While spatial dynamics have long been fundamental to terrestrial conservation strategies, land management and reserve design, mapping and spatial themes are increasingly recognized as important for ecosystem management in aquatic, coastal and marine systems.This second edition is purposefully more applied and international in its examples, approaches, perspectives and contributors. It includes new advances in quantifying landscape structure and connectivity (such as graph theory), as well as labs that incorporate the latest scientific understanding of ecosystem services, resilience, social-ecological landscapes, and even seascapes. Of course, as before, the exercises emphasize easy-to-use, widely available software.http://sarahgergel.net/lel/learning-landscape-ecology/​

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Utilizes examples, data and authors around the world to communicate to a more global audience


Provides a user-friendly translation of challenging quantitative techniques such as graph theory, spatial statistics, R software, network analysis, social-ecological systems, and object-oriented approaches within the context of landscape ecology

Labs incorporate the latest scientific understanding of ecosystem services, resilience, social-ecological landscapes, and even seascapes

Preface
Acknowledgements
Advice for Instructors
Introduction to Remote Sensing
Historical Aerial Photography for Landscape Analysis
Citizen Science for Assessing Landscape Change
Understanding Landscape Metrics
Scale Detection with Semivariograms and Autocorrelograms (with R option)
Characterizing Categorical Map Patterns Using Neutral Landscape Models (with QRULE and R)
What Constitutes a Significant Difference in Landscape Pattern? (using R)
Modeling Landscape Change with Markov Models (with R option)
Simulating Management Actions and Their Effect on Forest Landscape Pattern (with Harvest Lite)
Regional and Continental-scale Perspectives on Landscape Pattern
Using Spatial Statistics and Landscape Metrics to Compare Disturbance Mosaics (with GS+)
Assessing Multi-scale Landscape Connectivity Using Network Analysis
Conservation Planning (with Marxan)
Advances in Quantifying Habitat Connectivity Using Graph Theory (with Conefor)
Linking Landscapes and Metacommunities (using R) Joseph R. Bennett and Ben Gilbert
Modeling Spatial Dynamics of Ecosystem Processes and Services
Heterogeneity in Ecosystem Services: Multi-scale Carbon Management in Tropical Forest Landscapes
Regime Shifts and Spatial Resilience in a Coral Reef Seascape
Understanding Land-Use Feedbacks and Ecosystem Service Tradeoffs in Agriculture
Social Networks: Uncovering Social-ecological Mismatches in Heterogeneous Marine Landscapes.

“As with the previous edition, the volume is designed around teaching, including structured exercises and a very helpful guide to designing specific courses of study relating to applied aspects of landscape ecology, from conservation and forestry to sustainable management of landscapes and watersheds. It is also supported by free software and data, now provided online. If you study or teach landscape ecology, you need this book.” (Erle C. Ellis, The Quarterly Review of Biology, Vol. 93 (2), June, 2018)
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Sarah E. Gergel 
Associate Professor of Landscape Ecology & Conservation 
Assistant Dean, Diversity & Inclusion 
Department of Forest & Conservation Sciences 
University of British Columbia 
Vancouver, BC 
Canada

Monica G. Turner 
Eugene P. Odum Professor of Ecology and Vilas Research Professor 
Department of Zoology 
University of Wisconsin-Madison 
Madison, WI 
USA

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Sarah E. Gergel 
Associate Professor of Landscape Ecology & Conservation 
Assistant Dean, Diversity & Inclusion 
Department of Forest & Conservation Sciences 
University of British Columbia 
Vancouver, BC 
Canada

Monica G. Turner 
Eugene P. Odum Professor of Ecology and Vilas Research Professor 
Department of Zoology 
University of Wisconsin-Madison 
Madison, WI 
USA

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