Avian Community Dynamics: The Interplay of Landscape Trajectories and Species Life Histories

  • Andrew Hansen
  • Dean L. Urban
  • Barbara Marks
Part of the Ecological Studies book series (ECOLSTUD, volume 92)


Human activities are a primary determinant of landscape patterning over much of the globe (Forman and Godron 1986). Land-use practices alter the distribution of patch types, converting, for example, natural habitats to agricultural and urban lands during periods of human expansion and allowing natural habitats to reemerge in periods of human decline (Lepart and Debussche, chapter 4, this volume). Humans also rescale landscapes, often by homogenizing spatial patterns, by increasing the density of sharp edges and boundaries, and by altering the spatial and temporal domains of disturbances (Franklin and Forman 1987, Urban et al. 1987).


Landscape Pattern Landscape Change Bird Community Forest Fragmentation Simulated Landscape 
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  • Andrew Hansen
  • Dean L. Urban
  • Barbara Marks

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