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Volume 11,1999,Pages 131-135

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People from different backgrounds may have variousopinions and methods dealing with landscape ecology. As a basicecology theory for decision making in land use planning andresource management, it should provide sound scientificprinciples, which means some core concepts for landscape ecologyneed to be established. This paper attempts to introduce some coreconcepts for landscape ecology, with brief analysis, including: theintegrity of landscape system and the heterogeneity of landscapeelements; scale in landscape ecology; mosaics of landscapestructure; spatial aggregation and spread of ecological flow;physical cultural nature of landscape; the irreversible and humandominated landscape evolution; the multi-value of landscape.

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