Submitted to: Landscape Ecology
Publication Type: Other
Publication Acceptance Date: 9/29/2008
Publication Date: 12/1/2008
Citation: Goslee, S.C. 2008. Book Review: Landscape Ecological Applications in Man-Influenced Areas: Linking Man and Nature Systems. Landscape Ecology. 23(10):1291-1292. Interpretive Summary: An interpretive summary is not required.
Technical Abstract: The thirty papers collected in this volume edited by Hong and others focus on multi-scale ecological issues involving human impacts, such as resource management, land use policy and ecosystem restoration. The majority of the articles address Asian landscapes and ecological concerns. Some of these – biodiversity management in urban areas, ecological impacts of road corridors, ecosystem restoration – will be quite familiar to Western landscape ecologists, while others address less-familiar topics such as the role of Japanese gardens in the landscape, or application of traditional principles (Poongsoo in Korean or Fengshui in Chinese) in landscape planning. The English could have used additional copy-editing, and language errors detract from some of the papers. Still, it is encouraging to see Asian landscape ecologists both adapting the existing Western science to their own ends, and promoting their work to an audience extending well beyond their own part of the globe.