Nine papers from a July 1993 conference in Sydney, Australia, explore recent ideas about landscapes and how they can by applied to the study and conservation of mammals in experimental model systems. They discuss the extinction and survival of rainforest mammals, movement in spatially divided popula
Part 1 Context history, theory and conservation: the landscape concept - something old, something new, William Z.Lidicker Jr; development and application of landscape approaches in mammalian ecology, Lennart Hansson. Part 2 Field approaches - evidence and contributions to theory: extinction and survival of rainforest mammals in a fragmented tropical landscape, William F.Laurence; movement in spatial divided populations - responses to landscape structure, Gray Merriam; movements of small mammals in a landscape - patch restriction or nomadism?, Michael Kozakiewicz and Jakub Szacki; "Martes" populations as indicators of habitat spatial patterns - the need for a multiscale approach, John A.Bissonette and Sim Broekhuizen; the influence of habitat heterogeneity on predator-prey dynamics, Tarja Oksanen and Michael Schneider. Part 3 Model systems - an experimental protocol: reflections on the use of experimental landscapes in mammalian ecology, Gary W.Barrett, John D.Peles, Steven J.Harper; population dynamics of small mammals in fragmented and continuous old-field habitat, James E.Diffendorfer, Norman A.Salde, Michael S.Gaines, Robert D.Holt.