The Handbook provides a supporting guide to key aspects and applications of landscape ecology to underpin its research and teaching. A wide range of contributions written by expert researchers in the field summarize the latest knowledge on landscape ecology theory and concepts, landscape processes, methods and tools, and emerging frontiers.

Landscape ecology is an interdisciplinary and holistic discipline, and this is reflected in the chapters contained in this Handbook. Authors from varying disciplinary backgrounds tackle key concepts such as landscape structure and function, scale and connectivity; landscape processes such as disturbance, flows, and fragmentation; methods such as remote sensing and mapping, fieldwork, pattern analysis, modelling, and participation and engagement in landscape planning; and emerging frontiers such as ecosystem services, landscape approaches to biodiversity conservation, and climate change. Each chapter provides a blend of the latest scientific understanding of its focal topics along with considerations and examples of their application from around the world.

An invaluable guide to the concepts, methods, and applications of landscape ecology, this book will be an important reference text for a wide range of students and academics in ecology, geography, biology, and interdisciplinary environmental studies.

chapter 1|22 pages

A brief history and overview of landscape ecology

ByRobert A. Francis, Marc Antrop

part Part I|66 pages

Theory and concepts in landscape ecology

chapter 2|24 pages

Landscape mosaics and the patch-corridor-matrix model

ByMarc Antrop

chapter 3|18 pages

Scale and hierarchy in landscape ecology

ByJames D.A. Millington

chapter 4|22 pages

Landscape connectivity

ByLenore Fahrig, Víctor Arroyo-Rodríguez, Eliana Cazetta, Adam Ford, Jill Lancaster, Thomas Ranius

part Part II|128 pages

Landscape processes

chapter 5|27 pages

Spatially structured ecosystems, connectivity, and movement

ByFinnbar Lee, Jingjing Zhang, Craig Eric Simpkins, Justine A. Becker, George L.W. Perry

chapter 6|22 pages

Habitat fragmentation

ByAmanda E. Martin, Joseph R. Bennett, Lenore Fahrig

chapter 7|19 pages

Nutrient flows in the landscape

ByErica A.H. Smithwick

chapter 8|16 pages

The disturbance regime concept

ByBrian J. Harvey, Sarah J. Hart, C. Alina Cansler

chapter 9|24 pages

Impacts of climate changes and amplified natural disturbance on global ecosystems

ByRachel A. Loehman, Megan M. Friggens, Rosemary L. Sherriff, Alisa R. Keyser, Karin L. Riley

chapter 10|18 pages

Change from within

Bottom-up disturbances of ecosystems
ByJames M.R. Brock, Sarah V. Wyse

part Part III|148 pages

Methods and tools for landscape ecology

chapter 11|11 pages

Fieldwork in landscape ecology

ByJesse E.D. Miller, Carly D. Ziter, Michael J. Koontz

chapter 12|20 pages

Remote sensing and landscape mapping

ByNathalie Pettorelli, Jennifer E. Smith, Mailys Lopes, Henrike Schulte to Bühne

chapter 13|14 pages

Sensors in the landscape

ByJohn H. Porter

chapter 14|19 pages

The role of paleoecology in understanding landscape-level ecosystem dynamics

ByGeorge L.W. Perry, Richard E. Brazier, Janet M. Wilmshurst

chapter 15|29 pages

Landscape pattern analysis

ByTarmo K. Remmel, Scott W. Mitchell

chapter 16|23 pages

Quantitative modelling and computer simulation

ByCalum Brown

chapter 17|17 pages

Landscape character assessment and participatory approaches

ByAndrew Butler, Ingrid Sarlöv Herlin

chapter 18|13 pages

Experimentation in landscape ecology

ByG. Darrel Jenerette

part Part IV|96 pages

Landscape ecology frontiers

chapter 19|19 pages

Landscape ecology contributions to biodiversity conservation

ByRobert F. Baldwin, R. Daniel Hanks, Jeremy S. Dertien

chapter 20|25 pages

Ecosystem services in the landscape

ByMatthew Mitchell

chapter 21|19 pages


ByTodd Lookingbill, Kimberly Meitzen, Jason P. Julian

chapter 22|16 pages

Landscape restoration

ByAveliina Helm

chapter 23|15 pages

Landscapes and climate change – case studies from Europe

ByB.C. Meyer, G. Mezosi