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Landscape Ecology

  1. James A LaGro Jr

Published Online: 19 APR 2001

DOI: 10.1038/npg.els.0003247



How to Cite

LaGro, J. A. 2001. Landscape Ecology. eLS. .

Author Information

  1. University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 APR 2001


Landscapes are dynamic assemblages of nested ecosystems that span a broad range of spatial scales. Landscape ecology is a science concerned with the biophysical and cultural patterns and processes that influence landscape structure, function and change.


  • landscape;
  • land use;
  • land cover;
  • ecology;
  • society;
  • population