Landscape as a Rung on the Scala Naturae
|Fig 1: Levels of Organization|
|Fig. 2: Patch (P), Corridor (C) and
Matrix (M) in a landscape.
Landscape as an Approach to Analysis
Landscape as a General Concept and Criterion
Landscape: City or Country?
|Fig. 4. Riverine patchiness in Kruger
|Fig. 3. Patchiness in Baltimore
- Landscapes are heterogeneous mosaics or three-dimensional spatial fields containing contrasts in structures or processes.
- Landscapes can exist on any spatial scale.
- Wild areas and urban areas can be represented in their entirety as landscapes.
- Landscapes can change through time, and their component patches or gradients can shift as a result.
- The areas making up landscapes can be differentially connected to each other, and to areas outside of an immediate landscape by teleconnections.