Temporal Dimensions of Landscape Ecology

Wildlife Responses to Variable Resources

Editors: Bissonette, John A., Storch, Ilse (Eds.)

  • Examines the temporal dynamics of resource abundance and quality
  • Explores the effect of resource pulses on wildlife populations
  • Complements spatial approaches to landscape ecology
  • International contributions inspire worldwide application of the theories
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Over the past twenty-five years, the effects of the spatial distribution and scaling of resources on animal populations have been increasingly studied in wildlife biology, landscape ecology, conservation biology, and related fields. However, spatial patterns change over time. In Temporal Dimensions of Landscape Ecology: Wildlife Responses to Variable Resources, the authors discuss the effects that temporal changes in resources have on animal populations. Resource availability and quality are not distributed homogeneously over time, depending for example on predictable changes in seasons, mating and birthing cycles, unpredictable resource pulses and weather-related phenomena, ecological disturbances, and historical legacies.

Temporal Dimensions of Landscape Ecology brings together chapters that address the idea of current as well as historical temporal influences on resource availability, quality, and distribution. The authors draw attention to the neglected temporal issues so important to understanding species and community responses. This book will be of interest to both wildlife and conservation students and practitioners working with temporal and spatial scale issues.

About the authors

John A. Bissonette is a research scientist with the U.S. Geological Survey, and is a professor in the College of Natural Resources at Utah State University.

Ilse Storch is professor of wildlife ecology and management at the University of Freiburg, Germany.

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From the reviews:

"Temporal Dimensions of Landscape Ecology: Wildlife Responses to Variable Resources … focuses on the temporal aspect of landscape ecology in relation to wildlife populations. … The book is divided into three sections: relevant temporal theory, statistics of time, and temporally focused case studies. … provide the basis for a conceptual framework for addressing both spatial and temporal variation in landscape ecology. In doing so, the book provides fodder for thought on a difficult topic and will become a valuable addition to any landscape ecologist’s library." (Sarah E. Lehnen, Landscape Ecology, Vol. 23, 2008)


Table of contents (3 chapters)

  • Introduction

    John A. Bissonette, Ilse Storch

    Pages 1-9

  • Multivariate Landscape Trajectory Analysis

    SAMUEL A. CUSHMAN, KEVIN MCGARIGAL

    Pages 119-140

  • Building and Using Habitat Models for Assessing Temporal Changes in Forest Ecosystems

    ALEXANDRA B. FELIX, DANIEL W. LINDEN, HENRY CAMPA III

    Pages 195-217

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eBook $69.99
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  • ISBN 978-0-387-45447-4
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $179.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-0-387-45444-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $89.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-0-387-45445-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Temporal Dimensions of Landscape Ecology
Book Subtitle
Wildlife Responses to Variable Resources
Editors
  • John A. Bissonette
  • Ilse Storch
Copyright
2007
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag US
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-45447-4
DOI
10.1007/978-0-387-45447-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-45444-3
Softcover ISBN
978-0-387-45445-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 284
Number of Illustrations and Tables
49 b/w illustrations
Topics