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Habitat Fragmentation and Landscape Change: An Ecological and Conservation Synthesis
by David B. Lindenmayer and Joern Fischer
Island Press, 2006
Paper: 978-1-59726-021-3 | eISBN: 978-1-59726-606-2 | Cloth: 978-1-59726-020-6
Library of Congress Classification QH541.15.F73L56 2006
Dewey Decimal Classification 577.27

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Habitat loss and degradation that comes as a result of human activity is the single biggest threat to biodiversity in the world today. Habitat Fragmentation and Landscape Change is a groundbreaking work that brings together a wealth of information from a wide range of sources to define the ecological problems caused by landscape change and to highlight the relationships among landscape change, habitat fragmentation, and biodiversity conservation. The book:


  • synthesizes a large body of information from the scientific literature

  • considers key theoretical principles for examining and predicting effects

  • examines the range of effects that can arise

  • explores ways of mitigating impacts

  • reviews approaches to studying the problem

  • discusses knowledge gaps and future areas for research and management


Habitat Fragmentation and Landscape Change offers a unique mix of theoretical and practical information, outlining general principles and approaches and illustrating those principles with case studies from around the world. It represents a definitive overview and synthesis on the full range of topics that fall under the widely used but often vaguely defined term "habitat fragmentation."


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