Landscape Ecology

, Volume 3, Issue 3–4, pp 217–227 | Cite as

Quantifying scale-dependent effects of animal movement with simple percolation models

  • R. H. Gardner
  • R. V. O'Neill
  • M. G. Turner
  • V. H. Dale


A simple model of animal movement on random and patterned landscapes was used to explore the problems of extrapolating information across a range of spatial scales. Simulation results indicate that simple relation- ships between pattern and process will produce a variety of scale-dependent effects. These theoretical studies can be used to design experiments for determining the nature of scale-dependent processes and to estimate parameters for extrapolating information across scales.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. H. Gardner
    • 1
  • R. V. O'Neill
    • 1
  • M. G. Turner
    • 1
  • V. H. Dale
    • 1
  1. 1.Environmental Sciences DivisionOak Ridge National LaboratoryOak RidgeUSA

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