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Fire, Grazing, and the Landscape Heterogeneity of a Georgia Barrier Island

  • Monica Goigel Turner
  • Susan P. Bratton
Part of the Ecological Studies book series (ECOLSTUD, volume 64)

Abstract

Although the general role of ecological disturbance has received much recent attention (i.e., Lugo 1978; Barrett and Rosenberg 1981; Mooney and Godron 1983; Sousa 1984; Gerritsen and Patten 1985; Pickett and White 1985), the propagation and behavior of disturbance in landscape is not well understood (Risser et al. 1984; Wiens et al. 1985). Yet, it is the landscape level at which many environmental problems are managed. Many studies of disturbance are at too fine a scale for practical application. To gain a more complete hierarchical understanding of disturbance, we need to understand these processes at the larger scales.

Keywords

Salt Marsh Landscape Heterogeneity Upland Forest Remnant Patch Multiple Disturbance 
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  • Monica Goigel Turner
  • Susan P. Bratton

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