Landscape Ecology, Cross-disciplinarity, and Sustainability Science

  title={Landscape Ecology, Cross-disciplinarity, and Sustainability Science},
  author={Jianguo Wu},
  journal={Landscape Ecology},
  • Jianguo Wu
  • Published 2006
  • Sociology
  • Landscape Ecology
The parallel trajectories and increasing integration of landscape ecology and land system science
ABSTRACT Landscape Ecology and Land Systems Science share a common concern for the dynamics of landscapes, their environmental and human drivers and consequences, and the sustainability of land as a
Evaluating the role of biodiversity, ecosystem services and real-world management in the restoration of wetlands in multi-functional landscapes
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Towards a general theory of landscape systems: the integration of the geoecological and bioecological approaches
Abstract Ever since its beginnings, landscape ecology has been developing in two different directions: the bioecological and the geoecological. While the bioecological approach is focused on the
Eco-Polycentric Urban Systems: An Ecological Region Perspective for Network Cities
The hypothesis set forth is that cities can improve the pathway to sustainability by adopting intermediate, network urban forms such as polycentric urban systems (PUS) under a broader vision (as compared to the current paradigm), to make way to urban ecological regions.
Landscape service capability, landscape service flow and landscape service demand: A new framework for landscape services and its use for landscape sustainability assessment
A sustainability-oriented LS conceptual framework specifically developed for the integration of LS and landscape sustainability research is proposed, and this framework is referred to as the landscape service capability-flow-demand (LSCFD) framework.
Landscape sustainability science: ecosystem services and human well-being in changing landscapes
  • Jianguo Wu
  • Environmental Science
    Landscape Ecology
  • 2013
The future of humanity depends on whether or not we have a vision to guide our transition toward sustainability, on scales ranging from local landscapes to the planet as a whole. Sustainability
Measurement, Collaborative Learning and Research for Sustainable Use of Ecosystem Services: Landscape Concepts and Europe as Laboratory
This work reviews the landscape concepts’ biophysical, anthropogenic, and intangible dimensions, and exemplifies how the different landscape concepts can be used to derive measurable variables for different sustainability indicators.
Agent-based modeling of land-use changes and vulnerability assessment in a coupled socio-ecological system in the coastal zone of Sri Lanka
In recent decades, the different impacts of global change have led to an increased exposure and vulnerability of coupled socio-ecological systems (SES) to various disturbances and stressors.
Sustainability science demands that we define our terms across diverse disciplines
Landscape ecology is an essential part of sustainability science (Forman 1990; Wu 2006, 2010a, b; Naveh 2007; Musacchio 2009, 2011), but so are several other disciplines, some quite disparate. The
Understanding the spatial and historical characteristics of agricultural landscapes in Istanbul
In this paper, we will try to find out the potentials of agricultural landscape mosaic of Istanbul, which still contains the inherent traces of the local agrarian culture, even though it has been


Key Topics in Landscape Ecology: Frontmatter
Forming a current 'state of the science' for the science of landscape ecology, this book forms an essential reference for graduate students, academics, professionals and practitioners in ecology, environmental science, natural resource management, and landscape planning and design.
Scaling and uncertainty analysis in ecology : methods and applications
Dedication. Preface J. Wu et al. List of Contributors.- Part I. Concepts and Methods. 1. Concepts of scale and scaling J. Wu, H. Li. 2. Perspectives and methods of scaling J. Wu, H. Li. 3.
Landscape ecology: what is the state of the science?
▪ Abstract Landscape ecology focuses on the reciprocal interactions between spatial pattern and ecological processes, and it is well integrated with ecology. The field has grown rapidly over the past
Sustainability science – and what’s needed beyond science
Abstract Why would anyone write outside of their field of certified expertise? Why would an author venture beyond known and “safe” disciplinary boundaries? I do, of course, think beyond “safe”
Clarifying Integrative Research Concepts in Landscape Ecology
Integrative research approaches are intensely discussed in landscape ecology, in academia and in research policy. However, confusion over the terminology hampers communication. Many current landscape
Developing a science of land change: challenges and methodological issues.
This paper addresses various data, methodological, and analytical problems, especially those concerning aggregation and inference, land-use pixel links, data and measurement, and remote sensing analysis, required for the sustained development of land-change science.
Key issues and research priorities in landscape ecology: An idiosyncratic synthesis
Landscape ecology has made tremendous progress in recent decades, but as a rapidly developing discipline it is faced with new problems and challenges. To identify the key issues and research
Landscape Ecology – towards a unified discipline?
  • O. Bastian
  • Environmental Science
    Landscape Ecology
  • 2004
The search for a unified theory of landscape ecology should consider previous concepts such as ‘ landscape diagnosis’ and ‘landscape functions’ which were elaborated in Central Europe.
Sustainability science: The emerging research program
  • W. Clark, N. Dickson
  • Psychology
    Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
  • 2003
Communicated by Susan Hanson, Clark University, Worcester, MA, March 7, 2003 (received for review February 25, 2003)