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Disturbance

DEANNA J. STOUDER and MICHELLE L. McMULLIN

in The Ecology of Marine Fishes: California and Adjacent Waters

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520246539
eISBN:
9780520932470
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520246539.003.0018
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology

Disturbance influences all elements of ecological organization. Given limited information on the role of natural disturbance in California marine systems, this chapter describes examples on the ... More


Global concerns and future scenarios

Lawrence R. Walker

in The Biology of Disturbed Habitats

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199575299
eISBN:
9780191774836
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199575299.003.0010
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

Anthropogenic disturbances are abusing our limited resources, which might lead to the collapse of human civilization, unless we are able to manage our resources in a sustainable manner. What we need ... More


A Caribbean Forest Tapestry: The Multidimensional Nature of Disturbance and Response

Nicholas Brokaw, Todd Crowl, Ariel Lugo, William McDowell, Frederick Scatena, Robert Waide, and Michael Willig (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780195334692
eISBN:
9780190267742
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195334692.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

Global change threatens ecosystems worldwide, and tropical systems with their high diversity and rapid development are of special concern. We can mitigate the impacts of change if we understand how ... More


Anthropogenic habitats

Lawrence R. Walker

in The Biology of Disturbed Habitats

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199575299
eISBN:
9780191774836
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199575299.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

Humans evolved within the limits presented by natural disturbances but have gradually increased the number and spatial extent of anthropogenic disturbances. Agriculture, forestry, and fishing ... More


The Effect of Natural Disturbances on the Avian Community of the Serengeti Woodlands

Ally K. Nkwabi, Anthony R. E. Sinclair, Kristine L. Metzger, and Simon A. R. Mduma

in Serengeti IV: Sustaining biodiversity in a coupled human-natural system

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780226195834
eISBN:
9780226196336
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226196336.003.0014
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

Natural disturbances such as fire and grazing create a mosaic of patches during the dry season. We found that fire, in particular, changed avian abundance. Although richness of species did not change ... More


Disturbance Regime

Frederick N. Scatena, Juan Felipe Blanco, Karen H. Beard, Robert B. Waide, Ariel E. Lugo, Nicholas Brokaw, Whendee L. Silver, Bruce L. Haines, and Jess K. Zimmerman

in A Caribbean Forest Tapestry: The Multidimensional Nature of Disturbance and Response

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780195334692
eISBN:
9780190267742
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195334692.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

This chapter examines the causes, frequencies, and distinct and cumulative impacts of natural disturbances on both geographical and ecological space of Luquillo. It discusses the traditional scheme ... More


Change Is the Only Constant

James K. Agee

in Steward's Fork: A Sustainable Future for the Klamath Mountains

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520251250
eISBN:
9780520933798
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520251250.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter discusses the occurrence of natural disturbances and their significant effects on the forests. It focuses on two disturbances that are the most important and widespread occurrences in ... More


Long-Term Response of a Forest Watershed Ecosystem: Clearcutting in the Southern Appalachians

Wayne T. Swank and Jackson R. Webster (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780195370157
eISBN:
9780190267933
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195370157.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

This latest addition to the Long-Term Ecological Research Network series gives an overarching account of the recovery and management of a forest watershed ecosystem. It synthesizes and ... More


Ecological and Evolutionary Shifts on Continental Islands

Martin L. Cody

in Plants on Islands: Diversity and Dynamics on a Continental Archipelago

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520247291
eISBN:
9780520932722
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520247291.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

This chapter considers the ecological and evolutionary shifts on continental islands of Barkley Sound. It begins by discussing the relationship between anthropogenic disturbance and natural ... More


Introduction

James K. Agee

in Steward's Fork: A Sustainable Future for the Klamath Mountains

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520251250
eISBN:
9780520933798
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520251250.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This book explores the ecosystem dynamics of the Klamath Mountains, with their complex geologic history and diverse flora and fauna. It describes the natural disturbances and human activities that ... More


Bird Diversity of the Greater Serengeti Ecosystem: Spatial Patterns of Taxonomic and Functional Richness and Turnover

Jill E. Jankowski, Anthony R. E. Sinclair, and Kristine L. Metzger

in Serengeti IV: Sustaining biodiversity in a coupled human-natural system

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780226195834
eISBN:
9780226196336
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226196336.003.0013
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This analysis of the Serengeti bird fauna reveals communities that are invariably structured according to dominant habitats in this system, principally those that show major differences in structural ... More


Satellite Remote Sensing and the Management of Natural Resources

Nathalie Pettorelli

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780198717263
eISBN:
9780191785979
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198717263.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology, Biomathematics / Statistics and Data Analysis / Complexity Studies

This book intends to familiarise prospective users in the environmental community with satellite remote sensing technology and its applications, introducing terminology and principles behind ... More


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