Why history matters in landscape ecology

  title={Why history matters in landscape ecology},
  author={Jeanine M. Rhemtulla and David J. Mladenoff},
  journal={Landscape Ecology},
The role of history in shaping the structure and functioning of ecosystems has become increasingly apparent to ecologists over the past decade (Christensen 1989; Foster et al. 2003). The legacy of past events—natural and anthropogenic—can reverberate through ecosystems for hundreds to thousands of years (Dupouey et al. 2002). These legacies often become drivers of ecosystem functioning otherwise hidden from a static view of landscapes in the present. While many of us realize that pervasive… CONTINUE READING
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