Jianguo (Jingle) Wu
Landscape Ecology and Sustainability Science
School of Life Sciences and Global Institute of Sustainability
Arizona State University
P.O. Box 874501, Tempe, AZ 85287-4501
Ph: (480) 965-1063 Fax: (480) 965-6899
BIO 320 or
students; three (3) credit hours, one semester.
Wu, J. and
R. Hobbs (eds.) 2007. Key Topics in
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK.
R. H. and O'Neill, R. V. 2001. Landscape
Ecology in Theory and
Pattern and Process. Springer-Verlag, New York.
Is Landscape Ecology, Really?
Landscape ecology is the study of
interactions between spatial pattern and ecological processes on a wide
range of scales, and represents a new ecological paradigm
characterized by spatial explicitness, scale multiplicity, and
key topics in landscape ecology include:
spatial heterogeneity, pattern-process-scale relationships, spatial
scaling, human-land interactions, and landscape sustainability.
Landscape ecology provides an integrative theoretical basis and a
suite of technical tools for understanding biophysical and
socioeconomic phenomena in various landscapes, as well as for
biodiversity conservation, ecosystem management, landscape planning and
design, and sustainability science.
Wu, J. and R.
Hobbs. 2002. Key issues and
research priorities in landscape ecology.
Landscape Ecology 17:355-365.
Wu, J. 2006. Cross-disciplinarity,
landscape ecology, and sustainability science. Landscape Ecology