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Temporal Dimensions of Landscape Ecology

Wildlife Responses to Variable Resources

  • John A. Bissonette
  • Ilse Storch

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-IX
  2. Introduction

    1. John A. Bissonette, Ilse Storch
      Pages 1-9
  3. Relevant Temporal Theory

    1. Front Matter
      Pages I-IX
    2. RICHARD S. OSTFELD, FELICIA KEESING
      Pages 30-42
    3. VOLKER GRIMM, RICHARD STILLMAN, KURT JAX, JOHN GOSS-CUSTARD
      Pages 59-77
    4. LANCE GUNDERSON, CRAIG R. ALLEN, DON WARDWELL
      Pages 78-89
  4. Statistics of Time

    1. Front Matter
      Pages I-IX
    2. SAMUEL A. CUSHMAN, KEVIN MCGARIGAL
      Pages 119-140
  5. Temporally Focused Case Studies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages I-IX
    2. ILSE STORCH
      Pages 143-154
    3. WOLF M. MOOIJ, JULIEN MARTIN, WILEY M. KITCHENS, DONALD L. DEANGELIS
      Pages 155-173
    4. MELISSA J. REYNOLDS-HOGLAND, MICHAEL S. MITCHELL
      Pages 174-194
    5. ALEXANDRA B. FELIX, DANIEL W. LINDEN, HENRY CAMPA III
      Pages 195-217
    6. MARK C. DREVER, KATHY MARTIN
      Pages 236-251
    7. CATRIONA J. MACLEOD, DAVID M. B. PARISH, ROBERT A. ROBINSON
      Pages 252-268
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 269-284

About this book

Introduction

Over the past twenty-five years, the effects of the spatial distribution and scaling of resources on animal populations have been increasingly studied in wildlife biology, landscape ecology, conservation biology, and related fields. However, spatial patterns change over time. In Temporal Dimensions of Landscape Ecology: Wildlife Responses to Variable Resources, the authors discuss the effects that temporal changes in resources have on animal populations. Resource availability and quality are not distributed homogeneously over time, depending for example on predictable changes in seasons, mating and birthing cycles, unpredictable resource pulses and weather-related phenomena, ecological disturbances, and historical legacies.

Temporal Dimensions of Landscape Ecology brings together chapters that address the idea of current as well as historical temporal influences on resource availability, quality, and distribution. The authors draw attention to the neglected temporal issues so important to understanding species and community responses. This book will be of interest to both wildlife and conservation students and practitioners working with temporal and spatial scale issues.

Keywords

Bissonette Conservation biology Storch behavior conservation ecology ecosystem environment landscape ecology phenology population response resource discontinuity spatial scale temporal dynamics wildlife

Editors and affiliations

  • John A. Bissonette
    • 1
  • Ilse Storch
    • 2
  1. 1.U.S. Geological SurveyUtah State UniversityLoganUSA
  2. 2.University of FreiburgFreiburgGermany

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