The urgent need for a sustainable environment has resulted in the increased recognition of the field of landscape ecology amongst policy makers working in the area of nature conservation, restoration and territorial planning. Nonetheless, the question of what is precisely meant by the term landscape ecology'is still unresolved. No doubt, a proper foundation of the discipline must first be cemented. This book develops such a foundation. In doing so it provides all the diverse applications of the discipline with a solid framework and proposes an effective diagnostic methodology to investigate the ecological state and the pathologies of the landscape.
1 The Landscape as a Specific Living Entity.- 2 Some Concepts on a General Living Systems Theory.- 3 Landscape Structure.- 4 Landscape Dynamic.- 5 Landscape Transformation and Pathology.- 6 Theoretical Influence of Landscape Ecology.- 7 Landscape Analysis.- 8 Landscape Components Evaluation.- 9 Landscape Criteria of Evaluation and Diagnosis.- 10 Landscape Ecology and Sustainability.- 11 Landscape Ecology and Conservation Biology.- 12 Environmental Design and Territorial Planning.- 13 Examples of Application.- References.
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