L&scape Bionomics Biological-Integrated L&scape Ecology By Vittorio Ingegnoli
2015 | 431 Pages | ISBN: 8847052254 | PDF | 29 MB
"L&scape Bionomics," or "Bio-integrated L&scape Ecology," radically transforms the main principles of traditional L&scape Ecology by recognizing the l&scape as a living entity rather than merely the spatial distribution of species & communities on the territory, often analysed in separate themes (water, species, pollution, etc.). To be more exact, the l&scape is identified as the "life organization integrating a set of plants, animals & human communities & its system of natural, semi-natural, & human cultural ecosystems in a certain spatial configuration." This new perspective inevitably leads to significant changes in how to assess & manage the environment.
This book represents the culmination of an endeavor begun by the author, with the support of Richard Forman & Zev Naveh, more than a dozen years ago. It builds on the author's previous successful publication, L&scape Ecology, A Widening Foundation, by addressing a range of additional topics & discussing the new theoretical & methodological concepts that have emerged during the past decade of research. Particular attention is paid to the fact that interventions in the l&scape can be made with the best intentions yet cause serious damage! Against this background, the author explains the need to study "l&scape units" by applying methods comparable to those used in clinical diagnosis - hence ecologists can be viewed as the "physicians" of ecological systems.