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Spatial Scaling in Ecology
Acts in what Hutchinson (1965) has called the 'ecological theatre' are played out on various scales of space and time. To understand the drama, we must view it on the appropriate scale. Plant
Multiple scales of patchiness and patch structure: a hierarchical framework for the study of heterogeneity
A hierarchical model of heterogeneity that provides a framework for classifying patch structure across a range of scales and has wider applications as in the study of habitat selection, population dynamics, and habitat fragmentation is developed.
Riverine landscapes: taking landscape ecology into the water
  • J. Wiens
  • Environmental Science
  • 1 April 2002
SUMMARY 1. Landscape ecology deals with the influence of spatial pattern on ecological processes. It considers the ecological consequences of where things are located in space, where they are
Ecological mechanisms and landscape ecology
This work presents an approach to research that focuses on how individual-level mechanisms operating in a heterogeneous mosaic produce ecological patterns that are spatially dependent.
Niches, models, and climate change: Assessing the assumptions and uncertainties
This work illustrates the application of SDMs using two climate models and two distributional algorithms, together with information on distributional shifts in vegetation types, to project fine-scale future distributions of 60 California landbird species.
Ecological Thresholds: The Key to Successful Environmental Management or an Important Concept with No Practical Application?
The scope of the thresholds concept in ecological science is defined and methods for identifying and investigating thresholds using a variety of examples from terrestrial and aquatic environments, at ecosystem, landscape and regional scales are discussed.
Population Responses to Patchy Environments
An environmental patchwork which exerts powerful influences on the distri­ butions of organisms, their interactions, and their adaptations is considered.
Habitat Associations and Community Structure of Birds in Shrubsteppe Environments
The relations between bird distribution and abundance and habitat characteristics at a regional scale of investigation, using surveys conducted over three consecutive years on 14 plots at nine locations in the shrubsteppe of the northwestern Great Basin of North America, suggest that bird populations in this system vary largely independently of one another.