Articles | Volume 55, issue 3
30 Sep 2000
 | 30 Sep 2000

Angewandte Landschaftsökologie : der Weg von der Forschung in die Praxis

T. Mosimann

Abstract. The difference between «landscape ecology» and «applied landscape ecology» is the path taken between research work and practical application. Therefore applied landscape ecology includes more than research and development. It works with scientific findings, modeis, methods, concepts etc. until they are ready for practical application.The corresponding Steps are basic research, calibration and Validation, model design, conceptualisation, decision making, development of models for practical application, pilot application and routine application. Four examples from the fields of landscape budget, conservation of natural resources, land use planning and landscape development present current concerns, methodical concepts, procedures, modeis and typical results of applied landscape ecological research. The various examples are classified methodically, their content is briefly commented and illustrated with maps. A look into the future summarises the basic elements of applied landscape ecological research: functions and processes, pro blems of probability and heterogeneity, knowledge based modelling at a high integration level and GIS as a working instrument.