2005

Ecosystem Function in Heterogeneous Landscapes

ISBN: 978-0-387-24089-3 (Print) 978-0-387-24091-6 (Online)

Table of contents (24 chapters)

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  1. Challenges and Conceptual Approaches

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 5-8

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      Pages 1-4

      Ecosystem Function in Heterogeneous Landscapes

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      Pages 9-30

      Causes and Consequences of Spatial Heterogeneity in Ecosystem Function

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      Pages 31-47

      The Template: Patterns and Processes of Spatial Variation

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      Pages 49-66

      Thoughts on the Generation and Importance of Spatial Heterogeneity in Ecosystems and Landscapes

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      Pages 67-89

      Reciprocal Cause and Effect Between Environmental Heterogeneity and Transport Processes

  2. Perspectives from Different Disciplines

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 91-94

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      Pages 95-118

      Population Ecology in Spatially Heterogeneous Environments

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      Pages 119-136

      Heterogeneity in Hydrologic Processes: A Terrestrial Hydrologic Modeling Perspective

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      Pages 137-164

      Spatial Heterogeneity in Infectious Disease Epidemics

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      Pages 165-182

      Spatial Heterogeneity and Its Relation to Processes in the Upper Ocean

  3. Illustrations of Heterogeneity and Ecosystem Function

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 183-188

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      Pages 189-205

      Heterogeneity in Arid and Semiarid Lands

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      Pages 207-227

      Formation of Soil-Vegetation Patterns

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      Pages 229-255

      Spatial Patterning of Soil Carbon Storage Across Boreal Landscapes

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      Pages 257-278

      Heterogeneity in Urban Ecosystems: Patterns and Process

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      Pages 279-309

      Origins, Patterns, and Importance of Heterogeneity in Riparian Systems

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      Pages 311-328

      Flowpaths as Integrators of Heterogeneity in Streams and Landscapes

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      Pages 329-347

      Causes and Consequences of Spatial Heterogeneity in Lakes

  4. Application of Frameworks and Concepts

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 349-352

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      Pages 353-366

      The Importance of Multiscale Spatial Heterogeneity in Wildland Fire Management and Research

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      Pages 367-387

      The Role of Spatial Heterogeneity in the Management of Freshwater Resources

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      Pages 389-406

      The Roles of Spatial Heterogeneity and Ecological Processes in Conservation Planning

  5. Synthesis

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 407-410

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      Pages 411-425

      Challenges in Understanding the Functions of Ecological Heterogeneity

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