Landscape ecology by definition deals with the ecology of landscapes. Surprisingly, there are many different interpretations of the term “landscape.” The disparity in definitions makes it difficult to communicate clearly, and even more difficult to establish consistent management policies. Definitions of landscape invariably include an area of land containing a mosaic of patches or landscape elements (see below). Forman and Godron (1986) defined landscape as a heterogeneous land area composed of a cluster of interacting ecosystems that is repeated in similar form throughout. The concept differs from the traditional ecosystem concept in focusing on groups of ecosystems and the interactions among them. There are many variants of the definition depending on the research or management context. Now take a look inside of this beautiful gallery.What to say except WOW! These landscapes are amazing! Photographer Mu Zhen has captured the treasure!
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September 28th, 2011 Suzi