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

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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.

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"Temporal Dimensions of Landscape Ecology: Wildlife Responses to Variable Resources … focuses on the temporal aspect of landscape ecology in relation to wildlife populations. … The book is divided into three sections: relevant temporal theory, statistics of time, and temporally focused case studies. … provide the basis for a conceptual framework for addressing both spatial and temporal variation in landscape ecology. In doing so, the book provides fodder for thought on a difficult topic and will become a valuable addition to any landscape ecologist’s library." (Sarah E. Lehnen, Landscape Ecology, Vol. 23, 2008)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780387454443
  • Publisher: Springer US
  • Publication date: 3/12/2007
  • Edition description: 2007
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 284
  • Product dimensions: 0.69 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 6.14 (d)

Meet the Author

John A. Bissonette is a research scientist with the U.S. Geological Survey, and is a professor in the College of Natural Resources at Utah State University.

Ilse Storch is professor of wildlife ecology and management at the University of Freiburg, Germany.

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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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