Temporal Dynamics

  • F. Stuart ChapinIII
  • Pamela A. Matson
  • Peter M. Vitousek


Ecosystem processes constantly adjust to temporal variation in environment over all time scales. This chapter describes the major patterns and controls over the temporal dynamics of ecosystems.


Gross Primary Production Regime Shift Successional Change Secondary Succession Heterotrophic Respiration 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • F. Stuart ChapinIII
    • 1
  • Pamela A. Matson
    • 2
  • Peter M. Vitousek
    • 3
  1. 1.Institute of Arctic Biology Department of Biology & WildlifeUniversity of Alaska FairbanksFairbanksUSA
  2. 2.School of Earth SciencesStanford UniversityStanfordUSA
  3. 3.Department of Biological SciencesStanford UniversityStanfordUSA

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