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Habitat Fragmentation and Landscape Change

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Lindenmayer, David B., and Fischer, Joern, 2006, Habitat Fragmentation and Landscape Change: Habitat Fragmentation and Landscape Change. Washington, DC: Island Press, 2006.

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Synopsis: This book provides important foundational concepts in landscape ecology, with a particular focus on the effects of land use and landscape fragmentation. Building on Forman’s patterns of landscape change, the book cites the McIntyre and Hobbs model of landscape change, which suggests that landscape modification often increases through time. Four broad classes of landscape condition can therefore be identified along a continuum of increasing human landscape modification: intact, variegated, fragmented, and relictual (figure 3). Similarly to Forman’s model, these classes represented correspond to different spatial patterns in the landscape. Therefore, as the extent of human land use increases, the amount of intact habitat decreases [...]

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  • Great Northern Landscape Conservation Cooperative
  • LC MAP - Landscape Conservation Management and Analysis Portal
  • Landscape Patterns Catalog

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