Quantitative Methods in Landscape Ecology: The Analysis and Interpretation of Landscape Heterogeneity / Edition 1 available in Paperback
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Landscape ecology as a modern interdisciplinary science is making use increasingly of quantitative research techniques adopted from other fields. So far, no synthetic reference has been available to those wishing to acquaint themselves with new approaches to quantitative analysis of spatial heterogeneity at the landcape level. This book seeks to meet this need by providing a conceptual framework and illustrating potential applications for methods such as pattern analysis, spatial statistics, fractals, spatial modeling, broad-scale studies, and extrapolation across scales. Each technique is discussed in sufficient detail to be adaptable to a variety of research problems. Quantitative Methods in Landscape Ecology is an important resource for researchers and students of landscape and ecosystem ecology in understanding and analyzing the dynamics of complex spatial systems.
Table of Contents
Section 1. Introduction and Concepts.- 1. Quantitative Methods in Landscape Ecology: An Introduction.- Section 2. Analysis and Interpretation of Patterns in the Landscape.- 2. Pattern and Scale: Statistics for Landscape Ecology.- 3. Remote Sensing for Analysis of Landscapes: An Introduction.- 4. Image Textural Measures as Indices of Landscape Pattern.- 5. Biogeochemical Diversity and Element Transport in a Heterogeneous Landscape, the North Slope of Alaska.- 6. Thermal Remote Sensing Methods in Landscape Ecology.- 7. Intelligent Geographic Information Systems for Natural Resource Management.- 8. Methods for Analyzing Temporal Changes in Landscape Pattern.- 9. Lessons from Applying Fractal Models to Landscape Patterns.- Section 3. Model Development and Simulation.- 10. The Development of Dynamic Spatial Models for Landscape Ecology: A Review and Prognosis.- 11. Pattern, Process, and Predictability: The Use of Neutral Models for Landscape Analysis.- 12. Models of Forested and Agricultural Landscapes: Integrating Economics.- 13. Modeling Landscape Disturbance.- 14. A Spatially Explicit Model of Vegetation-Habitat Interactions on Barrier Islands.- 15. A Spatial-Temporal Model of Nitrogen Dynamics in a Deciduous Forest Watershed.- 16. Landscape Dynamics Models.- 17. Simulation Methods for Developing General Landscape-Level Hypotheses of Single-Species Dynamics.- 18. An Individual-Based Simulation Model of Herbivory in a Heterogeneous Landscape.- Section 4. Synthesis.- 19. Translating Models Across Scales in the Landscape.- 20. Future Directions in Quantitative Landscape Ecology.