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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. The book: synthesizes 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; and discusses knowledge gaps and future areas for research and management. "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."

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781597260206
ISBN-10: 1597260207
Format: Hardback
(229mm x 178mm x 23mm)
Pages: 480
Imprint: Island Press
Publisher: Island Press
Publish Date: 16-Oct-2006
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - David B. Lindenmayer

David B. Lindenmayer is research professor and Joern Fischer is post-doctoral research fellow at the Centre for Resource and Environmental Studies at the Australian National University in Canberra.

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