Multiple scales of patchiness and patch structure: a hierarchical framework for the study of heterogeneity

  title={Multiple scales of patchiness and patch structure: a hierarchical framework for the study of heterogeneity},
  author={Natasha B. Kotliar and John A. Wiens},
We develop a hierarchical model of heterogeneity that provides a framework for classifying patch structure across a range of scales. Patches at lower levels in the hierarchy are more simplistic and correspond to the traditional view of patches. At levels approaching the upper bounds of the hierarchy the internal structure becomes more heterogeneous and boundaries more ambiguous. At each level in the hierarchy, patch structure will be influenced by both contrast among patches as well as the… 
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  • R. Heller
  • Environmental Science
    Theoretical population biology
  • 1980