the temporal and spatial scales of the fire disturbance regime
However, the role of resprouting ability in increasing SDTF resilience needs further qualification with respect to disturbance regime
. Anthropogenic disturbances such as cultivation may result in compositional shifts towards species with resprouting ability if external propagules are lacking (Roth 1999, Gonzalez-Iturbe et al.
Pine dominance in these shoreline ecosystems was likely maintained by a combination of disturbance regime
and environmental conditions (Lichter, 1998; Loope and Anderton, 1998).
In this section, we review the stress and disturbance regimes
that each functional group seems to be adapted to and identify colony- and individual-level traits that seem to be adaptations to these stress and disturbance regimes
Such deductive thinking based on scientific principles can further improve our estimates of the historic disturbance regime
and its effects on forest structure.
Germination cues across the disturbance regime
in the Puerto Rican rainforest.
of a cold temperate forest as deduced from tree-ring patterns: the Tantare Ecological Reserve, Quebec.
A nested sampling design applied to populations within a range of disturbance regimes
was useful in the present study for elucidating both total genetic and genotypic diversity of the reef coral, Porites compressa, as well as the fine-scale and broad-scale patterns of clonality within this species.
Further, disturbances have a cumulative effect on species diversity and diversity is typically maximized under natural disturbance regimes
(Collins and Barber, 1985).
These five chapters explicitly integrate human land uses (primarily agriculture, hunting, grazing, and forestry) with landscape processes and patterns, and focus on topics ranging from using management to mimic forest disturbance regimes
, a "neuro-fuzzy" habitat model for exploring potential changes in agriculture on target species and challenges to conserving large mammal populations in an Ugandan park.
In addition to differences among site conditions, it is natural to consider what sort of disturbance regimes
could result in this disparate assembly of stands.
The main objectives of this report are: to introduce some of the primary features of these forests, showing their structural complexity and historical peculiarities; to show that much of this complexity can be conceptually reduced to two main factors of variation, soil-moisture gradients and a complex interaction of historical management and disturbance regimes
; and to contrast the unique features of Mediterranean systems with other communities that have inspired generalization in ecology.