Dynamic heterogeneity: a framework to promote ecological integration and hypothesis generation in urban systems

@article{Pickett2016DynamicHA,
  title={Dynamic heterogeneity: a framework to promote ecological integration and hypothesis generation in urban systems},
  author={Steward T. A. Pickett and Mary L. Cadenasso and Emma J. Rosi-Marshall and Kenneth T. Belt and Peter M. Groffman and J. Morgan Grove and Elena G. Irwin and Sujay S Kaushal and Shannon L Ladeau and Charles H. Nilon and Christopher M. Swan and Paige S. Warren},
  journal={Urban Ecosystems},
  year={2016},
  volume={20},
  pages={1-14}
}
Urban areas are understood to be extraordinarily spatially heterogeneous. Spatial heterogeneity, and its causes, consequences, and changes, are central to ecological science. The social sciences and urban design and planning professions also include spatial heterogeneity as a key concern. However, urban ecology, as a pursuit that integrates across these disciplines, lacks a theoretical framework that synthesizes the diverse and important aspects of heterogeneity. This paper presents the concept… CONTINUE READING