Chapter 12 Suggested Readings

Forman, R. T. T. 1995. Land Mosaics: The Ecology of Landscapes and Regions. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.
A classic work in landscape ecology. Forman is one of the first scientists to examine ecology at a landscape scale, and to call attention to the relationships between human-modified and natural habitats.

Hanski, I. and O. E. Gaggiotti. 2004. Ecology, Genetics, and Evolution of Metapopulations. Academic Press, New York.
A comprehensive treatment of the subject of metapopulation theory. New analytical developments and uses of metapopulation theory are highlighted.

Morris, W. F. and D. F. Doak. 2002. Quantitative Conservation Biology: Theory and Practice of Population Viability Analysis. Sinauer Associates, Inc., Sunderland, MA.
Highly recommended, approachable “how to” book on PVA, particularly focused on the problem of having few data with which to work. The book not only contains many examples, but useful code for building one’s own PVA.

Turner, M. G., R. H. Gardner, and R. V. O’Neill. 2003. Landscape Ecology in Theory and Practice: Pattern and Process. Springer Verlag, New York.
Excellent coverage of the concepts and advances in landscape ecology by pioneers who established the field.

Gergel, S. E. and M. G. Turner (eds.). 2003. Learning Landscape Ecology. Springer Verlag, New York.
A useful guide to the techniques used in landscape ecology with exercises to allow “hands-on” learning using excel and some other programs, including exploration of GIS data sets.

Ray, J. C., J. Berger, K. H. Redford, and R. Steneck. 2005. Large Carnivores and the Conservation of Biodiversity. Island Press, Washington, D.C.

Lande, R., B-E. Saether, and S. Engen. 2003. Stochastic Population Dynamics in Ecology and Conservation. Oxford University Press, Oxford.
Random fluctuations are fundamentally aspects of in population dynamics, and thus important to understand for conservation planning. This book introduces demographic and environmental stochasticity, and illustrates statistical methods for estimating them from field data. Level is advanced.