2 edition of Landscape ecology and natural disturbances found in the catalog.
Landscape ecology and natural disturbances
by British Columbia Ministry of Forests Research Program in [Victoria, B.C.]
Written in English
|Statement||John Parminter and Patrick Daigle.|
|Series||Extension note -- 10, Extension note (British Columbia. Ministry of Forests. Research Branch) -- 10.|
|Contributions||Daigle, P., British Columbia. Ministry of Forests. Research Branch.|
|LC Classifications||QH541.15.L35 P37 1997|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||9 p. :|
BIOL Landscape Ecology and Management BIOL Z Terrestrial Ecology of Plains and Prairies F&WL Fisheries Science BIOL Conservation Biology. Introduction Examples of courses offered by the Ecology Department BIOL Physiological Plant Ecology – Natural disturbance. An appreciation of the natural processes of woodlands is essential for the development of a rationale and practices for woodland nature conservation and management. In this book, Dr. Peterken describes how woodlands grow, die, and regenerate in the absence of human influence, and the structures and range of habitats found in natural woods. He describes examples of virgin and old-growth forests.
Ecosystems and landscapes depend on “natural” disturbances: • Natural disturbances perform critical functions (e.g., nutrient recycling) that maintain ecosystem/landscape structure and processes (e.g., initiating succession). Many forest species, for example, persist only because of periodic disturbances. For example, without. Landscape Eology: State of the Art / Paul G. Risser --Scale Effects in Landscape Studies / Vernon Meentemeyer --Lanscape Landscape Ecology and Air pollution / F.H. Bormann --Parasites, Lightning, and the vegetation Mosiac in Wilderness Lanfscapes / Dennis H. Knight --Fire, Grazing, and the Landscape Heterogeneity of a Georgia Barrier Island.
Understanding the Ecological Roles of Natural Disturbance The key to sustaining forests is successfully renewing all their elements after disturbance, across landscapes and through time. NRS scientists are working to strengthen our understanding of the relationships of certain elements of forest communities in stands and forests of different. Natural disturbances sometimes bring "surprise" to human society. For instance, in the case of terrestrial ecosystems, infrequent catastrophic events such as typhoons, hurricanes, cyclones, forest fires, volcanic eruption, and avalanches may thoroughly destroy ecosystems and landscapes.
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Landscape Ecology and Natural Disturbances: Relationships to Biodiversity natural disturbances such as wildfire, wind, and insects (Figure , Table ).
To maintain a range of ecosystems and habitats and to maintain biodiversity, a new approach in forest management applies the concepts of landscape and disturbance ecology.
Landscape ecology has been defined in various ways partly because the word ‘landscape’ means quite different things to people with different scientific and cultural backgrounds. Landscapes are spatial mosaics of interacting biophysical and socioeconomic components (Figure 1).Just as in other ecological disciplines, a spectrum of views exists as to the relative salience or prominence of the.
This book provides a scientific foundation for justifying the use of and a solid framework for examining the ambiguities inherent in emulating natural forest landscape disturbance.
It acknowledges the divergent expectations that practitioners face and offers a balanced view of the promises and challenges associated with applying this emerging Format: Paperback.
Landscape Ecology is the flagship journal of a well-established and rapidly developing interdisciplinary science Landscape ecology and natural disturbances book focuses explicitly on the ecological understanding of spatial heterogeneity. Landscape ecology explores the landscape's natural potential in terms of functional utility for human societies.
To analyse this potential, it is necessary to draw on several natural sciences. In addition to investigating numerous aspects of disturbance ecology, he also seeks to understand mechanisms of biotic responses to long-term weather patterns and variability, and monitoring in conservation reserves, all at community to landscape scales, as well as other topics of conservation ecology, wildlife biology, and landscape ecology.
Introduction to Landscape Ecology By Kevin McGarigal Disclaimer: Some of the material in this document was borrowed from Turner et al. () and Dean Urban’s Landscape Ecology course notes, Duke University. that experience a particular natural disturbance regime, and how to reduce the deleterious effects.
In ecology, a disturbance is a temporary change in environmental conditions that causes a pronounced change in an bances often act quickly and with great effect, to alter the physical structure or arrangement of biotic and abiotic elements.
A disturbance can also occur over a long period of time and can impact the biodiversity within an ecosystem. Disturbance Ecology and Biological Diversity, Erik A. Beever Books, CRC Press Books, at Meripustak. Ecology of a Managed Terrestrial Landscape is the first book to describe the landscape ecology of a continuously forested landscape in a comprehensive manner.
It is written for instructors and students in forest management, wildlife ecology, and landscape ecology, and for forest managers, planners, and policy developers in North America.
from book Spatial Complexity, Landscape ecology is the science of linking patterns and processes across scale in both space and time.
forested landscapes where natural disturbances and. Traditional approaches to ecological land classification (ELC) can be enhanced by integrating, a priori, data describing disturbances (natural and human), in addition to the usual vegetation, climate, and physical environment data.
To develop this new ELC model, we studied an area of aboutkm2 in the Abies balsamea–Betula papyrifera and Picea mariana-feathermoss bioclimatic domains. Landscape pattern is generated by a variety of processes, including disturbances.
In turn, the heterogeneity of the landscape may enhance or retard the spread of disturbance. The complex relationship between landscape pattern and disturbance is the subject of this book.
his publication introduces the concepts and principles of landscape ecology for managing wildlife and other natural resources. It is intended to raise public awareness and give an overview of a new philosophy and method for managing natu- ral resources at the landscape level.
Landscape ecology has been emerged since that is useful and important for land-use planners and landscape architects. By this time, the concept of landscape ecology is seen in other disciplines. Afterimportant study areas of landscape ecology was started to be publish (Dramstad et al.
The last decade has seen a growth in the. from book Ecological Systems with humanistic and holistic perspectives across natural and social sciences. Landscape ecology was initially developed in Europe. topics in landscape ecology. This new McIntire-Stennis supported research at the University of Kentucky Department of Forestry and Natural Resources has focused on quantifying the spatial patterns of forest disturbance and its impacts to forest landscape structure and ecological integrity in.
Landscape ecology not only helps researchers to investigate the spatial structure and functions of changing landscapes, but it also can help to identify the origin of changes and the interactions between spatial structure, function and change of a landscape in order to find the most appropriate options for decision making [62, 63, 72–75].
Explicitly aimed at the student and an excellent teaching and reference book containing a synthesis with chapters on roots of landscape ecology, scale concept, landscape models, causes and quantification of landscape patterns, dynamics of disturbance, organisms and landscape patterns, ecosystem processes in the landscape, and applied aspects and directions.
"The book is a laudable contribution that provides a great deal of useful instruction in the planning and design of ecological landscapes." Landscape Ecology "This is a book that encompasses, in great detail, all of the aspects of designing a landscape with ecology in mind.
It is a comprehensive manual, both instructional and case study at once. Landscape Ecology and Resource Management bridges the gap between the science of landscape ecology and on-the-ground land and resource management, relating the theory and empirical research within landscape ecology to the practical needs of resource managers.
It offers both a conceptual foundation of applicable and operational theory and case-study examples that address ways in which .Basic Landscape Ecology is intended to be a starting point for the study of landscape ecology.
The goal is to provide a contemporary synthesis of basic landscape ecological concepts with an applied interpretation. The text is divided into two sections. The first section, which consists of six chapters, is intended to provide a uniform background for students from various academic disciplines.5/5(3).Landscape Ecology.
Our lab has a long tradition of research in landscape ecology, addressing questions of the consequences of changes in landscape composition and structure by past and current human use and natural disturbance.
Research has examined effects on habitat and wolf population, regional forest change in composition and structure, and.