Ecological mechanisms and landscape ecology

  title={Ecological mechanisms and landscape ecology},
  author={John A. Wiens and Nils Chr. Stenseth and Beatrice Van Horne and Rolf Anker Ims},
Landscape ecology deals with the effects of the spatial configuration of mosaics on a wide variety of ecological phenomena. Because problems in many areas of conservation biology and resource management are related to landscape use, development of a rigorous theoretical and empirical foundation for landscape ecology is essential. We present an approach to research that focuses on how individual-level mechanisms operating in a heterogeneous mosaic produce ecological patterns that are spatially… 

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