Ecological Networks, from Concept to Implementation

  • R.H.G. Jongman


The conceptual and theoretical core of landscape ecology links natural sciences with related human sciences and human activity with landscape pattern, process and change and its impacts. Generating ecological networks means modeling species and landscape patterns. The concept of ecological networks is especially applicable in highly fragmented landscapes where species behave as metapopulations. Analysis of habitat availability is an important precondition for planning ecological networks. However, also the communication with the stakeholders is crucial when ecological networks have to be realized. As ecological network planning means biodiversity management outside protected nature reserves and parks, it also means confrontation between interests and finding ways for cooperation between all users of the wider landscape.


Landscape Pattern Fragmented Landscape Ecological Network Population Viability Analysis Ecological Corridor 
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  • R.H.G. Jongman
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  1. 1.Wageningen UR Alterrathe Netherlands

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