Landscape Disturbance and Biodiversity in Mediterranean-Type Ecosystems

  • Philip W. Rundel
  • Gloria Montenegro
  • Fabian M. Jaksic

Part of the Ecological Studies book series (ECOLSTUD, volume 136)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXV
  2. Introduction

  3. Land Use Conflicts in Mediterranean-Type Ecosystems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 63-63
    2. H. S. Walter
      Pages 107-126
    3. M. Etienne, J. Aronson, E. Le Floc’h
      Pages 127-140
    4. J. Aronson, A. Del Pozo, C. Ovalle, J. Avendaño, A. Lavin, M. Etienne
      Pages 155-168
  4. Landscape Disturbance and Plant Diversity

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 169-169
    2. R. M. Cowling, D. J. McDonald
      Pages 171-188
    3. D. M. Richardson, C. Gelderblom, B. W. van Wilgen, T. H. Trinder-Smith
      Pages 189-204
  5. Demography and Ecophysiology of Succession

  6. Landscape Disturbance and Animal Diversity

  7. The Future

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 405-405
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 433-451

About this book


Human impact on natural landscapes through urbanization and agricultural expansion becomes more and more dramatic and causes serious environmental problems.
This volume examines the effect of landscape disturbance on plant and animal diversity in the five mediterranean-climate regions of the world. It begins with three introductory chapters broadly reviewing the issues of landscape degradation. Further contributions describe regional land use conflicts in each of the five regions. Landscape disturbance and plant diversity and landscape disturbance and animal diversity are treated in separate chapters. Four contributions deal with demography and ecophysiology in vegetation succession following disturbance. The volume closes with a consideration of the future addressing aspects of environmental politics.


Conservation Mittelmeertyp-Ökosystem Naturschutz Umweltzerstörung biodiversity conservation of nature ecology ecosystem ecosystems environment landscape ecology mediterranean-type ecosystem physiology vegetation Ökösystem

Editors and affiliations

  • Philip W. Rundel
    • 1
  • Gloria Montenegro
    • 2
  • Fabian M. Jaksic
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of BiologyUniversity of California (UCLA)Los AngelesUSA
  2. 2.Departamento de EcologíaPontificia Universidad Católica de ChileSantiagoChile

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1998
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-08416-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-03543-6
  • Series Print ISSN 0070-8356
  • Series Online ISSN 2196-971X
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