- Includes coverage on six different disturbance processes: Wind, Gravity, Geomorphic, Hydrologic, Combustion, and Biotic- Provides a clear explanation of how some of the physical processes of disturbance affect plant ecological processes- Offers ecologists an up-to-date understanding of the physical processes and allows them to predict future affects of disturbances- Unites two related fields by linking the disturbance processes and ecological responses- Presents physical scientists with ideas of how they might usefully apply their knowledge to advance understanding of ecological systems
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Disturbance and Succession
The turbulent wind in plant and forest canopies; Microbursts and macrobursts: windstorms and blowdowns; Understanding how the interaction of wind and trees results in windthrow, stem breakage and canopy gap formation.
Meteorological conditions associated with ice storm damage to forests; The effect of icing events on the death and regeneration of North American trees
Disturbance processes and dynamics in coastal dunes; Coastal dune succession and the reality of dune processes; Fluvial geomorphic disturbances and life history traits of riparian tree species
Water level changes in ponds and lakes: the hydrological processes; Vegetation dynamics due to fluctuating water levels in prairie wetlands
Modeling heating effects; Fire effects on grass populations; Wildfire as a distributed tree population process
Insect defoliators as periodic disturbances in northern forest ecosystems; Modelling disturbance and recovery of lodgepole forest due to mountain pine beetle outbreaks on landscape scales; Relationship between spruce budworm outbreaks and forest dynamics in eastern North America; Impact of beaver foraging on structure of boreal forests; Beaver, willow shrubs and floods