Landscape Ecology

, Volume 3, Issue 3–4, pp 245–252

Predicting across scales: Theory development and testing

  • Monica G. Turner
  • Virginia H. Dale
  • Robert H. Gardner
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Abstract

Landscape ecologists deal with processes that occur at a variety of temporal and spatial scales. The ability to make predictions at more than one level of resolution requires identification of the processes of interest and parameters that affect this process at different scales, the development of rules to translate information across scales, and the ability to test these predictions at the relevant spatial and temporal scales. This paper synthesizes discussions from a workshop on ‘Predicting Across Scales: Theory Development and Testing’ that was held to discuss current research on scaling and to identify key research issues.

Keywords

landscape ecology spatial scale temporal scale grain extent extrapolation models 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Monica G. Turner
    • 1
  • Virginia H. Dale
    • 1
  • Robert H. Gardner
    • 1
  1. 1.Environmental Sciences DivisionOak Ridge National LaboratoryOak RidgeUSA

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