SCALING AND UNCERTAINTY ANALYSIS IN ECOLOGY

  • JIANGUO WU
  • K. BRUCE JONES
  • HARBIN LI
  • ORIE L. LOUCKS

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. PART I - CONCEPTS AND METHODS

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 2-2
    2. JIANGUO WU, HARBIN LI
      Pages 3-15
    3. JIANGUO WU, HARBIN LI
      Pages 17-44
    4. JIANGUO WU, HARBIN LI
      Pages 45-66
    5. Richard A. Berk, Jan de Leeuw
      Pages 67-88
    6. Debra P. C. Peters, Jin Yao, Laura F. Huenneke, Robert P. Gibbens, Kris M. Havstad, Jeffrey E. Herrick et al.
      Pages 131-146
  3. PART II - CASE STUDIES

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 166-166
    2. Beverly E. Law, Dave Turner, John Campbell, Michael Lefsky, Michael Guzy, Osbert Sun et al.
      Pages 167-190
    3. Peter M. Groffman, Rodney T. Venterea, Louis V. Verchot, Christopher S. Potter
      Pages 191-203
    4. K. BRUCE JONES, Anne C. Neale, Timothy G. Wade, Chad L. Cross, James D. Wickham, Maliha S. Nash et al.
      Pages 205-224
    5. James D. Wickham, K. BRUCE JONES, Timothy G. Wade, Kurt H. Riitters
      Pages 225-237
    6. Dean L. Urban, Robert I. McDonald, Emily S. Minor, Eric A. Treml
      Pages 239-257
    7. Penn Lloyd, Thomas E. Martin, Roland L. Redmond, Melissa M. Hart, Ute Langner, Ronald D. Bassar
      Pages 259-273
    8. ORIE L. LOUCKS, Harry J. Stone, Bruce M. Kahn
      Pages 315-325

About this book

Introduction

Presenting the current state of the art in scaling and uncertainty in ecology, Wu et al’s Scaling and Uncertainty Analysis in Ecology is the first book of its kind – explicitly considering uncertainty and error analysis as an integral part of scaling.

Primarily, the book draws together a series of important case studies to provide a comprehensive review and synthesis of the most recent concepts, theories and methods in scaling and uncertainty analysis. It compares current definitions and ideas concerning scale within a coherent framework, and examines two key scaling approaches: similarity-based scaling, which is rooted in the idea of similitude or self-similarity; and dynamic model-based scaling, which emphasizes processes and mechanisms.

With case studies focusing on issues ranging from population to ecosystem processes; from biodiversity to landscape patterns; and from basic research to multidisciplinary management and policy-making, the book will appeal to both researchers and practitioners working on landscape issues. It will also provide a valuable resource for graduate students and professional trainees in ecology, environmental policy, resource management and global change science.

Keywords

biodiversity development ecology ecosystem ecosystem processes environment

Editors and affiliations

  • JIANGUO WU
    • 1
  • K. BRUCE JONES
    • 2
  • HARBIN LI
    • 3
  • ORIE L. LOUCKS
    • 4
  1. 1.School of Life Sciences and Global Institute of SustainabilityArizona State UniversityTempeUSA
  2. 2.U.S. Environmental Protection AgencyLas VegasUSA
  3. 3.USDA Forest Service Southern Research StationCenter for Forested Wetlands ResearchCharlestonUSA
  4. 4.Department of ZoologyMiami UniversityOxfordUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/1-4020-4663-4
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2006
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-4662-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4020-4663-6
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