William Reiners and Kenneth Driese introduce a conceptual framework for studying the propagation of ecological influences across landscapes. They also provide examples of models that describe and predict propagation. Their volume is an excellent graduate-level introduction to the field of landscape ecology, which is concerned with the effects of spatial patterns on ecological processes, especially the movement of organisms, abiotic materials and energy across landscapes.
Table of Contents
Part I: 1. Flows and movements in ecology; 2. Causes, mechanisms and consequences of propagating influences; 3. How do we see nature?; 4. Representing and predicting propagation phenomena: modeling in explicit-realistic space; Part II: 5. Introduction to Part II; 6. Diffusion; 7. Colluvial transport; 8. Wind transport; 9. Fire; 10. Fluvial transport; 11. Animal movement; 12. Electromagnetic radiation; 13. The propagation of sound; References; Index.