5. Landscape Ecology

  1. Jelte van Andel4 and
  2. James Aronson5
  1. Rudy van Diggelen1,
  2. Richard J. Hobbs2 and
  3. Ladislav Miko3

Published Online: 15 MAY 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118223130.ch5

Restoration Ecology: The New Frontier, Second edition

Restoration Ecology: The New Frontier, Second edition

How to Cite

van Diggelen, R., Hobbs, R. J. and Miko, L. (2012) Landscape Ecology, in Restoration Ecology: The New Frontier, Second edition (eds J. van Andel and J. Aronson), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118223130.ch5

Editor Information

  1. 4

    University of Groningen, Community and Conservation Ecology Group, P.O. Box 11103, 9700 CC Groningen, the Netherlands

  2. 5

    Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS-U.M.R. 5175), Centre d'Écologie Fonctionnelle et Évolutive (CEFE), 1919 route de Mende, 34293 Montpellier Cedex 5, France

Author Information

  1. 1

    University of Antwerp, Ecosystems Management Group, Department of Biology, Universiteitsplein 1-C, B-2610 Wilrijk, Belgium

  2. 2

    University of Western Australia, Ecosystem Restoration and Intervention Ecology Research Group, School of Plant Biology, 35 Stirling Highway, Crawley WA 6009, Australia

  3. 3

    European Commission, DG Health and Consumers (SANCO), rue Breydel 4, Brussels, Belgium

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 MAY 2012
  2. Published Print: 13 APR 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444336351

Online ISBN: 9781118223130



  • landscape alteration of four states, and habitat destruction;
  • landscape ecology and restoration perspectives;
  • ecosystems and spatial relations, and spatial matrix;
  • landscape as a spatial matrix, roots in central europe;
  • biologists, nature conservationists, usage of “habitat”;
  • spatial arrangement, as terrestrial landscape features;
  • humans, their role as a ‘moving corridor’;
  • landscape alteration, restoring connectivity and quality;
  • landscape alteration, the two opposite trends;
  • natura 2000, and national networks in the EU


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Concepts: The Landscape as a Spatial Matrix

  • Flows between Landscape Elements

  • Landscape Alteration

  • Landscape-Scale Restoration

  • Appendix: References to Websites