344 pages, 254 x 203 mm
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.
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".
Synthesises 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
"This book is written by authors at the cutting edge of an expanding and rapidly changing area of research. It does not shy away from presenting the complexities of dealing with landscape change." Dr Emma Pharo, Geographical Education, Volume 20, 2007
"I would recommend this book to undergraduate students and above as probably the most thorough and readable synthesis of its topic I have seen." Robert Davis, Austral Ecology, June 2007