Disturbance Ecology and Biological Diversity: Context, Nature, and Scale

1st Edition

Erik A. Beever, Suzanne Prange, Dominick A. DellaSala

CRC Press
October 30, 2019 Forthcoming
Reference - 224 Pages - 12 Color & 9 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781482298710 - CAT# K24431

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This book presents cascading effects of ecological disturbances on a multitude of ecosystem components. It includes agricultural development, large infrequent disturbances, forest harvesting, non-native grazing in deserts, ground transportation, powerline corridors, fires, urban ecology, disturbance in aquatic ecosystems, land-use dynamics on diversity, habitat fragmentation, sedimentation of wetlands, and contemporary climate change. The book facilitates users in understanding why disturbances are occurring while recommending mitigation and remediation strategies.

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