Landscape Ecology: The Effect of Pattern on Process

  title={Landscape Ecology: The Effect of Pattern on Process},
  author={Monica G. Turner},
  journal={Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics},
  • M. Turner
  • Published 1989
  • Environmental Science
  • Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics
Consideration of spatial dynamics in many areas of ecology has received increased attention during the past decade. For example, the role of disturbance in creating and maintaining a spatial mosaic in the rocky intertidal zone was studied. Patch size could be predicted very well by using a model based on past patterns of disturbance and on measured patterns of mussel movement and recruitment. The dynamics of many natural disturbances and their effects on the spatial mosaic have received… 

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