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Editors: Jiquan Chen (University of Toledo, USA), Sari Saunders and Kimberley Brosofske (Michigan Technological University, USA) and Thomas R. Crow (USDA Forest Service, USA)
Book Description:
The idea for this book grew out of: (1) the realization that development of the theory of landscape ecology has now reached the point where rigorous field work is required to validate models, test assumptions and ideas of scaling theory, and refine our understanding of landscape features and their delineation; (2) the relative scarcity of compilations that have examined the role of field research or interdisciplinary management applications in advancing the science of landscape ecology; and (3) the increasing amount of information coming out of the Chequamegon Integrated Field Project (CIFP) on relevant topics. This book synthesizes the experiences and lessons learned from the CIFP project and other relevant landscape studies in an attempt to demonstrate the utility of field studies and emerging technology to the advancement of the science.
This book is organized to synthesize and update knowledge on research topics mentioned previously, with an emphasis on ecological consequences (i.e., implications for ecological function) of the approach to and understanding of these topics across levels of the ecological hierarchy.

Table of Contents:
Chapter Availability

Individual chapters are available for $25 each by sending an email to novascience@earthlink.net. Nova will provide the chapter for your easy downloading or send it as an email attachment if you prefer.

Foreword I, pp. vii-viii, (Jerry F. Franklin);

Foreword II, pp. ix-xii, (David D. Reed);

Preface;

List of Contributors;

Chapter 1 - Ecology of Multiple Ecosystems in Time and Space, pp. 1-34,
(Jiquan Chen and Sari C. Saunders);

Chapter 2 - Spatial Structure and Plant Diversity in Hierarchical Landscapes, pp. 35-69,
(Kimberley D. Brosofske);

Chapter 3 - The Influence of Edges on Plant Communities: Research Frontiers for Forested Landscapes, pp. 71-88,
(Eugénie S. Euskirchen, Karen A. Harper and Qinglin Li);

Chapter 4 - Water and Carbon Cycles in Heterogeneous Landscapes: An Ecosystem Perspective, pp. 89-123,
(Asko Noormets, Brent Ewers, Ge Sun, Scott Mackay, Daolan Zheng,Steve McNulty, and Jiquan Chen);

Chapter 5 - Using Remote Sensing and Models to Understand the Ecology of Landscapes, pp. 125-166,
(Daolan Zheng, E. Raymond Hunt Jr., Paul C. Doraiswamy, Gregory W. McCarty and Soung-Ryoul Ryu);

Chapter 6 - Visualizing a Landscape, its Changes and Driving Processes, pp. 167-191,
(Bo Song, Xianli Wang, Tom M. Williams, David J. Mladenoff, Jiquan Chen, Eric J. Gustafson, John L. Hom and Thomas R. Crow);

Chapter 7 - Closing the Loop: Are Broad-Scale Field Applications of Landscape Ecology Informing Landscape-Ecological Theory?, pp. 193-250,
(Sari C. Saunders, Pamela A. Wright and Glenn D. Sutherland);

Chapter 8 - Managing Midwestern Landscapes Using Ecological Principles, pp. 251-281,
(Thomas R. Crow, David T. Cleland, Deahn M. Donner, Eric J. Gustafson, John Probst, Brian R. Sturtevant, Patrick A. Zollner, Linda R. Parker, Lisa A. Schulte and David E. Lytle);

Chapter 9 - Conducting Sound Ecological Studies at the Landscape Scale: Research Challenges, pp. 283-297,
(Janet Silbernagel, Jiquan Chen, Asko Noormets and Bo Song);

Index;

   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2006
   ISBN: 1-60021-047-3
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