A revised concept of landscape equilibrium: Disturbance and stability on scaled landscapes

@article{Turner2004ARC,
  title={A revised concept of landscape equilibrium: Disturbance and stability on scaled landscapes},
  author={Monica G. Turner and William H. Romme and Robert H. Gardner and Robert V. O'Neill and Timothy K. Kratz},
  journal={Landscape Ecology},
  year={2004},
  volume={8},
  pages={213-227}
}
Temporal and spatial scales of disturbance and recovery are often confounded in discussions of landscape equilibrium. We developed a broad framework for the description of landscapes that separates the spatial and temporal scales of disturbance and recovery and predicts the resultant dynamics of a landscape. Two key parameters representing time and space are used to describe potential disturbance dynamics. The temporal parameter, T, is the ratio of the disturbance interval (i.e., time between… CONTINUE READING
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