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Expanding the Landscape: Applying Patch Dynamics to Social-Ecological Systems

J. Morgan Grove, Mary L. Cadenasso, Steward T. A. Pickett, Gary E. Machlis, and William R. Burch

in The Baltimore School of Urban Ecology: Space, Scale, and Time for the Study of Cities

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780300101133
eISBN:
9780300217865
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300101133.003.0003
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

This chapter lays out the concept and framework for a “patch dynamics” approach and briefly reviews its contributions to describing and quantifying patterns and changes in spatial heterogeneity of ... More


From Baltimore to Bangkok: Interdisciplinary Issues and Strategies

J. Morgan Grove, Mary L. Cadenasso, Steward T. A. Pickett, Gary E. Machlis, and William R. Burch

in The Baltimore School of Urban Ecology: Space, Scale, and Time for the Study of Cities

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780300101133
eISBN:
9780300217865
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300101133.003.0004
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

This chapter examines the interdisciplinary issues and strategies relevant to a patch dynamics approach as it is applied to urban ecological systems. Many of the issues are common to a wide range of ... More


Equation-Free Computation: An Overview of Patch Dynamics

G. Samaey, A. J. Roberts, and I. G. Kevrekidis

in Multiscale Methods: Bridging the Scales in Science and Engineering

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199233854
eISBN:
9780191715532
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199233854.003.0008
Subject:
Mathematics, Applied Mathematics

This chapter overviews recent progress in the development of patch dynamics, an essential ingredient of the equation-free framework. In many applications we have a given detailed microscopic ... More


Metacities and an Urban Land Ethic

J. Morgan Grove, Mary L. Cadenasso, Steward T. A. Pickett, Gary E. Machlis, and William R. Burch

in The Baltimore School of Urban Ecology: Space, Scale, and Time for the Study of Cities

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780300101133
eISBN:
9780300217865
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300101133.003.0007
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

This concluding chapter describes the city as a site of difference and differentiation, placing it in the context of the dimensions of space, place, and ecosystem. It then posits an outlook of the ... More


The Baltimore School of Urban Ecology

J. Morgan Grove, Mary L. Cadenasso, Steward T. A. Pickett, Gary E. Machlis, and William R. Burch

in The Baltimore School of Urban Ecology: Space, Scale, and Time for the Study of Cities

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780300101133
eISBN:
9780300217865
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300101133.003.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

This introductory chapter examines Baltimore as a key site for the development of a new approach to urban ecology: an ecology of cities. This approach is based on four propositions. First, the ... More


Cholera in London and Urban Tree Canopy in Baltimore: Linking Science and Decision Making Through Patch Dynamics

J. Morgan Grove, Mary L. Cadenasso, Steward T. A. Pickett, Gary E. Machlis, and William R. Burch

in The Baltimore School of Urban Ecology: Space, Scale, and Time for the Study of Cities

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780300101133
eISBN:
9780300217865
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300101133.003.0006
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

This chapter presents two examples to illustrate the utility of a patch dynamics approach for decision making: London's cholera epidemic of 1854 and Baltimore's urban tree canopy goal and ... More


Pixels, Plots, and Parcels: Data Issues and Strategies

J. Morgan Grove, Mary L. Cadenasso, Steward T. A. Pickett, Gary E. Machlis, and William R. Burch

in The Baltimore School of Urban Ecology: Space, Scale, and Time for the Study of Cities

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780300101133
eISBN:
9780300217865
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300101133.003.0005
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

This chapter uses a building metaphor and the image of a Greek temple façade to describe an empirical strategy for a transition to an ecology of cities using a patch dynamics approach. In the first ... More


Patchy environments, metapopulations, and fugitive species

Gary G. Mittelbach and Brian J. McGill

in Community Ecology

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780198835851
eISBN:
9780191873379
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198835851.003.0013
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

Populations and species are distributed heterogeneously across the landscape and this has important consequences for their abundance, persistence, and interactions with other species. This chapter ... More


Metacommunities

Gary G. Mittelbach and Brian J. McGill

in Community Ecology

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780198835851
eISBN:
9780191873379
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198835851.003.0014
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

Just as the dispersal of individuals may link the dynamics of populations in space, the dispersal of species among communities may link local communities into a metacommunity. Four different ... More


Disturbance, patches and mosaics

Simon F. Thrush, Judi E. Hewitt, Conrad A. Pilditch, and Alf Norkko

in Ecology of Coastal Marine Sediments: Form, Function, and Change in the Anthropocene

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
March 2021
ISBN:
9780198804765
eISBN:
9780191843044
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198804765.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology, Ecology

This chapter introduces the range of biological and physical processes that disturb soft sediment. It introduces the concept of disturbance regimes that connect the extent, frequency and magnitude of ... More


Community Structure and Dynamics

Peter J. Hogarth

in The Biology of Mangroves and Seagrasses, Third Edition

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780198716549
eISBN:
9780191802676
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198716549.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology, Ecology

Mangroves exist in a range of environmental settings, which determine forest structure; gradients in physical variables such as salinity determine species distribution within a mangrove forest. ... More


The Ecology of Order and Chaos

Donald Worster

in Wealth of Nature: Environmental History and the Ecological Imagination

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195092646
eISBN:
9780197560693
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195092646.003.0016
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmentalist Thought and Ideology

The science of ecology has had a popular impact unlike that of any other academic field of research. Consider the extraordinary ubiquity of the word itself: it has appeared in the most everyday ... More


The Role of Disturbances in Shortgrass Steppe Community and Ecosystem Dynamics

Debra P. C. Peters and William K. Lauenroth

in Ecology of the Shortgrass Steppe: A Long-Term Perspective

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195135824
eISBN:
9780197561638
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195135824.003.0010
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Environmental Geography

The disturbance regime of an ecosystem consists of a number of different types of disturbance agents operating over a range of spatial and temporal scales ... More


Of Fish and Platypus: If You Could Ask a Fish What It Feels Like to Swim

J. Morgan Grove

in Long-Term Ecological Research: Changing the Nature of Scientists

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199380213
eISBN:
9780197562949
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199380213.003.0018
Subject:
Environmental Science, Applied Ecology

I was in the first cohort of scientists who was specifically trained in long-term, socioecological research. My cohort may have a “disciplinary home,” but ... More


Insect Populations, Community Interactions, and Ecosystem Processes in the Shortgrass Steppe

Thomas O. Crist

in Ecology of the Shortgrass Steppe: A Long-Term Perspective

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195135824
eISBN:
9780197561638
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195135824.003.0014
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Environmental Geography

Insects are diverse, abundant, and have numerous roles in rangeland ecosystems. More than 1600 species representing 238 families of insects have been ... More


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