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Plant Disturbance Ecology

  • ID: 1769524
  • Book
  • 720 Pages
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
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The media coverage of natural disasters (hurricanes, fires, floods, ice storms, etc.) indicates the prevalence of natural disasters in most, if not all, ecosystems. In order for scientists to study, understand, and ultimately predict how these disturbances affect ecosystems, it is necessary for them to know more about the physical processes involved in these disturbances and to learn how to couple these processes to the ecological systems. Essential for all ecologists, forest researchers, and conservation biologists, this book includes chapters on the disturbance processes, how the disturbance causes necrosis or death to individuals, and their effects on population or community processes. In Plant Disturbance Ecology, physical scientists who study disturbances provide an introduction to the physical disturbance processes, while ecologists relate this information to the way the vegetation responds to the disturbances. This reference is also key for all researchers hydrology, geomorphology, and environmental management.
  • 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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Introduction
Disturbance and Succession
Wind Processes
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.
Gravity Processes
Meteorological conditions associated with ice storm damage to forests; The effect of icing events on the death and regeneration of North American trees
Geomorphic Processes
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
Hydrologic Processes
Water level changes in ponds and lakes: the hydrological processes; Vegetation dynamics due to fluctuating water levels in prairie wetlands
Combustion Processes
Modeling heating effects; Fire effects on grass populations; Wildfire as a distributed tree population process
Biotic Processes
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
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Johnson, Edward A.
Miyanishi, Kiyoko
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