Landscape Heterogeneity and Ecosystem Dynamics

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


Landscape heterogeneity determines the regional consequences of processes occurring in individual ecosystems. In this chapter, we describe the major causes and consequences of landscape heterogeneity.


Patch Size Dust Storm Ecosystem Process Riparian Zone Landscape Pattern 
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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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