Landscape Heterogeneity and Disturbance

  • Monica Goigel Turner

Part of the Ecological Studies book series (ECOLSTUD, volume 64)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Paul G. Risser
      Pages 3-14
    3. Vernon Meentemeyer, Elgene O. Box
      Pages 15-34
  3. Disturbances in the Landscape

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 35-35
    2. F. H. Bormann
      Pages 37-57
    3. Monica Goigel Turner, Susan P. Bratton
      Pages 85-101
    4. Marguerite Madden Remillard, Gerhard K. Gruendling, Donald J. Bogucki
      Pages 103-122
    5. William E. Odum, Thomas J. Smith III, Robert Dolan
      Pages 123-135
    6. D. M. Sharpe, G. R. Guntenspergen, C. P. Dunn, L. A. Leitner, F. Stearns
      Pages 137-155
  4. Implications for Landscape Management

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 157-157
    2. Tom D. Hayes, David H. Riskind, W. Lynn Pace III
      Pages 173-198
    3. Joan Iverson Nassauer, Richard Westmacott
      Pages 199-210
  5. Conclusion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 211-211
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 231-239

About this book


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. It is designed to present an illustrative analysis of the topic, presenting the perspectives of several different disciplines. The book includes conceptual considerations, empirical studies, and management examples. Important features include: hypotheses about the spread of disturbance and the effects of scale changes in landscape studies; the multidisciplinary approach; and the explicit focus on the landscape level. The intended audience comprises graduate students, academics, and professionals interested in landscape ecology. The reader will receive a state-of-the-art treatment of a current topic in landscape ecology.


air pollution ecology landscape ecology landscape heterogeneity pollution vegetation

Editors and affiliations

  • Monica Goigel Turner
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of EcologyUniversity of GeorgiaAthensUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 1987
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4612-9137-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4612-4742-5
  • Series Print ISSN 0070-8356
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