Skip to Main Content
Space and time in ecology: Noise or fundamental driver? [chapter 2]Author(s): Samuel A. Cushman
Source: In: Cushman, Samuel A.; Huettmann, Falk, eds. Spatial complexity, informatics, and wildlife conservation. New York: Springer. p. 19-41.
Publication Series: Book Chapter
Station: Rocky Mountain Research Station
PDF: Download Publication (438.86 KB)
DescriptionIn this chapter I frame the central issue of the book, namely is spatial and temporal complexity in ecological systems merely noise around the predictions of non-spatial, equilibrium processes? Or, alternatively, do spatial and temporal variability in the environment and autogenic spacetime processes in populations fundamentally alter system behavior such that ideal models of nonspatial and equilibrium processes do not represent the fundamental dynamics of ecological systems?
- You may send email to firstname.lastname@example.org to request a hard copy of this publication.
- (Please specify exactly which publication you are requesting and your mailing address.)
- We recommend that you also print this page and attach it to the printout of the article, to retain the full citation information.
- This article was written and prepared by U.S. Government employees on official time, and is therefore in the public domain.
CitationCushman, Samuel A. 2010. Space and time in ecology: Noise or fundamental driver? [Chapter 2]. In: Cushman, Samuel A.; Huettmann, Falk, eds. Spatial complexity, informatics, and wildlife conservation. New York: Springer. p. 19-41.
Keywordsspace, time, ecology
- The problem of ecological scaling in spatially complex, nonequilibrium ecological systems [chapter 3]
- Landscape ecology: Past, present, and future [Chapter 4]
- The Gradient Paradigm: A conceptual and analytical framework for landscape ecology [Chapter 5]
XML: View XML