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《Chinese Journal of Applied Ecology》 2002-04
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Review on landscape heterogeneity

ZHAO Yutao, YU Xinxiao and GUANG Wenbin (Soil and Water Conservation Laboratory of National Forestry Bureau, Beijing Forestry University, Beijing 100083).-Chin.J. Ap-pl. Ecol. ,2002,13(4):495-500.  
On the base of precedent studies, the occurring mechanism, classification, measurement methods, and the important role of landscape heterogeneity in landscape ecology were reviewed. The inner and outer uncertain factors result in landscape heterogeneity. Landscape heterogeneity has colose relations with landscape stability, landscape design, architecture, management and disturbance, scale and ecological diversity in ecology. Complexity of landscape heterogeneity research, non-system of measurement indices and methods, difficulties and limitations of landscape heterogeneity modelling were all discussed respectively. In addition, it is suggested that the theory and methods of ecological complexity shoold be used to improve landscape heterogeneity research.