By Sharon K. Collinge,Richard T. T. Forman

Ask airline passengers what they see as they gaze out the window, and they're going to describe a fragmented panorama: a patchwork of wasteland, woodlands, farmlands, and built neighborhoods. Once-contiguous forests at the moment are subdivided; tallgrass prairies that prolonged for millions of miles at the moment are crisscrossed by means of highways and byways. no matter if the results of evidently taking place environmental adjustments or the manufactured from probably unchecked human improvement, fractured lands considerably influence the planet’s organic range. In Ecology of Fragmented Landscapes, Sharon ok. Collinge defines fragmentation, explains its numerous motives, and indicates ways in which we will positioned our lands again together.

Researchers were learning the ecological results of dismantling nature for many years. during this publication, Collinge evaluates this physique of study, expertly synthesizing all that's recognized concerning the ecology of fragmented landscapes. increasing at the conventional assurance of this subject, Collinge additionally discusses sickness ecology, recovery, conservation, and planning.

Not because Richard T. T. Forman's vintage Land Mosaics has there been a extra entire exam of panorama fragmentation. Ecology of Fragmented Landscapes is necessary studying for ecologists, conservation biologists, and scholars alike.

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