Landscape Ecology

, Volume 24, Issue 3, pp 453–454 | Cite as

An attempt to translate ecological theories and research into practices

D.B. Lindenmayer and R.J. Hobbs (eds): Managing and designing landscapes for conservation: moving from perspectives to principles. Blackwell publishing, Oxford, UK, 2007, 587 pp, illus., Paper, US $75, ISBN 978-1-4051-5914-2
  • Zhifang Wang
Book Review

As landscape management can modify the landscape’s ability to deliver ecosystem services, it is essential to provide managers useful action guidance in order to promote better natural resource management and to enhance landscape hospitability to biodiversity. Decades of research in diverse ecological fields, including landscape ecology, conservation ecology, restoration ecology, urban ecology, and countryside biogeography, have produced many findings for biodiversity and ecological services. But a gap exists in applying those findings to inform conservation policy decisions. Managing and Designing landscapes for Conservation is an attempt to summarize the theories and research from these ecological fields in order to extract distilled, general principles that may serve as actual guides for managers in conservation practices.

This book is a collective work by a highly diverse group of people working in different ecosystems across countries and regions, with a little greater focus in...

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© Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning, College of ArchitectureTexas A&M UniversityCollege StationUSA

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