Species Survival in Fragmented Landscapes

  • Josef Settele
  • Chris Margules
  • Peter Poschlod
  • Klaus Henle

Part of the The GeoJournal Library book series (GEJL, volume 35)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Case Studies on Species Survival in Fragmented Landscapes

  3. A Review of Species Survival in Fragmented Habitats: Theory and Approaches

    1. J. G. B. Oostermeijer, A. Berholz, P. Poschlod
      Pages 93-101
    2. P. Poschlod, J. Bakker, S. Bonn, S. Fischer
      Pages 123-127
    3. C. R. Margules
      Pages 128-137
    4. M. Kleyer, G. Kaule, J. Settele
      Pages 138-151
  4. The FIFB Project

    1. FIFB: Conceptual frame

      1. M. Muhlenberg, K. Henle, J. Settele, P. Poschlod, A. Seitz, G. Kaule
        Pages 152-160
    2. FIFB: the hilly landscape of Halle - main study area

    3. FIFB: Survival of plants in fragmented landscapes

    4. FIFB: Survival of vertebrates in fragmented landscapes

    5. FIFB: Survival of butterflies in fragmented landscapes

    6. FIFB: Survival of grasshoppers and bush crickets in fragmented landscapes

    7. FIFB: Survival of snails in fragmented landscapes

      1. A. Bahl, M. Pfenninger, H. Bamberger, M. Frye, B. Streit
        Pages 329-343
    8. FIFB: Genetics, habitat models, and implementation

      1. M. Veith, J. Johannesen, B. Nicklas-Görgen, D. Schmeller, U. Schwing, A. Seitz
        Pages 344-355
      2. K. Amler, F. Lohrberg, G. Kaule
        Pages 363-372
  5. Summary Conclusions

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 383-384

About this book


The effects of isolation, area size, and habitat quality on the survival of animal and plant populations in the cultural landscape are central aspects of a research project started in Germany in 1993 (,Forschungsverbund, Isolation, FHichengroBe und BiotopquaIiHit', abbreviated to 'FIFB'). After a long period of preparation, scientists from seven univer­ sities and one research institution started to work within the frame of this project. Fund­ ing for four years was provided by the former German Federal Ministry of Research and Technology (BMFT), now the Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). A strong focus of the project has been the improvement of the methodology for environmental impact assessments and the implementation of results into environmental planning. As there is a certain risk that national projects develop some kind of 'mental in­ breeding', it was decided to discuss concepts, methods, and first results with scientists of international reputation at a rather early stage of the project. For this purpose, an inter­ national workshop was held in the small village of Lubast, north of Leipzig (state of Saxony) in March 1995. 130 scientists from 10 nations met to discuss and debate issues surrounding habitat fragmentation for three days. Papers presented there formed the basis for this book. As discussions included general reviews as well as particular case studies, we decided to structure this book in a similar way. Consequently, a combination of broad and more general, review-like papers as well as original papers are presented.


biogeography biology conservation ecology ecosystem genetics

Editors and affiliations

  • Josef Settele
    • 1
  • Chris Margules
    • 2
  • Peter Poschlod
    • 3
  • Klaus Henle
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Semi-Natural LandscapesUFZ, Centre for Environmental Research Leipzig-Halle Ltd.LeipzigGermany
  2. 2.Division of Wildlife and EcologyCSIROCanberraAustralia
  3. 3.Department of Nature Conservation II, Faculty of BiologyPhilipps-University of MarburgGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1996
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-6640-2
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-0343-2
  • Series Print ISSN 0924-5499
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