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disturbance

noun affray, agitation, annoyance, anxiety, anxiousness, commotion, confusion, discomfiture, discomposure, disconcertion, discontinuity, dishevelment, dislocation, disorder, displacement, disquiet, disquietude, eruption, faction, ferment, fomentation, fracas, fuss, hindrance, inquietude, interruption, intrusion, maelstrom, misarrangement, misgiving, molestation, motus, quandary, rebellion, restiveness, restlessness, revolt, revolution, state of disorder, trepidation, tumult, tumultus, turbatio, turbulence, turmoil, unrest, unruliness, uprising, uproar
Associated concepts: creating a disturbance, disorderly connuct, disturbance of court, disturbance of possession, dissurbance of quiet possession, disturbing the peace
See also: affray, altercation, belligerency, bluster, brawl, cataclysm, commotion, confusion, consternation, detriment, disorder, dispute, embarrassment, embroilment, fracas, fray, furor, imbroglio, insurrection, molestation, nuisance, outbreak, outburst, outcry, pandemonium, panic, phobia, riot, trouble, turmoil, violation

DISTURBANCE, torts. A wrong done to an incorporeal hereditament, by hindering or disquieting the owner in the enjoyment of it. Finch. L. 187; 3 Bl. Com. 235; 1 Swift's Dig. 522; Com. Dig. Action upon the case for a disturbance, Pleader, 3 I 6; 1 Serg. & Rawle, 298.

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Predicting invertebrate diversity from disturbance regimes in forest streams.
This book provides a general consensus on three key issues: 1) Our forest management practices have altered natural disturbance regimes, and the debate over the definition of "natural" will continue; 2) The issue of altered natural disturbance regimes needs to be addressed by both forest managers and researchers; and 3) Emulating natural disturbances is a possible management paradigm to address inadequate forest management practices.
Disturbance regimes and disturbance interactions in a Rocky Mountain subalpine forest.
In the East, the major factor in local disturbance regimes," to use the elegant ecological term, was windthrow.
ABSTRACT [as written by Author]: To more effectively manage remaining native grasslands and declining populations of prairie passerine birds, linkages between disturbance regimes, vegetation, and bird abundance need to be more fully understood Therefore, I examined bird-habitat relationships on northern mixed-grass prairie at Lostwood National Wildlife Refuge in northwestern North Dakota .