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Contents Preface 1. Landscape Ecology: A Spatial and Human Oriented Ecology 1.1 Foundations of Landscape Ecology 1.2 A Landscape Perspective 1.3 Main Characteristics of Landscape Ecology 1.3.1 Landscape Structure 1.3.2 Landscape Function 1.3.3 Relationships Between Structure and Function 1.3.4 Landscape Change 1.4 Quantifying Landscape Structure 1.4.1 What are landscape metrics 1.4.2 Patch, class, and landscape level analysis 1.4.3 Variability 1.4.4 Computing landscape metrics 2. Planning the Landscape: A Spatial Ecological Approach 2.1 Planning and Landscape Ecology 2.2 Planning Landscape Resources 2.3 A Method for Sustainable Planning 2.4 Applying Landscape Metrics to Planning 2.5 Mapping the Landscape: Some Technical Issues 3. The Selected Set of Landscape Metrics 3.1 Patch Richness (PR) 3.2 Class Area Proportion (CAP) 3.3 Patch Number and Patch Density (PN, PD) 3.4 Mean Patch Size (MPS) 3.5 Shape (SHAPE) 3.6 Radius of Gyration (GYRATE) 3.7 Contagion (CONTAG) 3.8 Edge Contrast (ECON) 3.9 Nearest Neighbor Distance (NND) 3.10 Proximity (PROX) 4. Application of Landscape Metrics to Spatial Planning and Management 4.1 Introduction 4.2 The Study Area 4.3 Data and Methods 4.4 Applications of Metrics to Planning 5. Conclusions Glossary References Index
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
Land use -- Planning.
Ecological landscape design.