Temporal Dimensions of Landscape Ecology: Wildlife Responses to Variable Resources / Edition 1

Temporal Dimensions of Landscape Ecology: Wildlife Responses to Variable Resources / Edition 1

by John A. Bissonette
     
 

ISBN-10: 0387454446

ISBN-13: 9780387454443

Pub. Date: 03/12/2007

Publisher: Springer US

In this book, the authors discuss the effects that temporal changes in resources have on animal populations. The chapters 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.

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In this book, the authors discuss the effects that temporal changes in resources have on animal populations. The chapters 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. International contributions enable worldwide application of the theories.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780387454443
Publisher:
Springer US
Publication date:
03/12/2007
Edition description:
2007
Pages:
284
Product dimensions:
0.69(w) x 9.21(h) x 6.14(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction.- Part 1: Relevant Temporal Theory: Resource Acquisition and Animal Response in Dynamic Landscapes: Keeping the Books.- Pulsed Resources and Community Responses: An Exploration of Factors Influencing Outcomes.- Invoking the Ghosts of Landscapes Past to Understand the Landscape Ecology of the Present…and the Future.- Modeling Adaptive Behavior in Event-Driven Environments: Temporally Explicit Individual-Based Ecology.- Temporal Scaling in Complex Systems: Resonant Frequencies and Biotic Variability.- Part 2: Statistics of Time: Using Statistical Models to Study Temporal Dynamics of Animal–Landscape Relations.- Multivariate Landscape Trajectory Analysis: An Example Using Simulation Modeling of American Marten Habitat Change Under Four Timber Harvest Scenarios.- Part 3: Temporally Focused Case Studies: Assessing Grouse Habitats in the Alps: the Complication of Small-Scale Spatio-Temporal Variation in Rainfall Patterns.- Exploring the Temporal Effects of Seasonal Water Availability on the Snail Kite of Florida.- Three Axes of Ecological Studies: Matching Process and Time in Landscape Ecology.- Building and Using Habitat Models For Assessing Temporal Changes in Forest Ecosystems.- Foraging Responses of the Endangered Gouldian Finch to Temporal Differences in Seed Availability in Northern Australian Savanna Grasslands.- Spending Time in the Forest: Responses of Cavity Nesters to Temporal Changes in Forest Health in Interior British Columbia.- Niche Opportunities and Introduced Birds: Temporal Variation in Resource Abundance.- About the Contributors.- Index.

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