Turner 1993, Revised concept of landscape equilibrium: Disturbance and stability on scaled landscapes Flashcards Preview

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Scale refers to?

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  • The spatial or temporal dimension of an object or process and is characterized by both grain and extent
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Grain

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Finest level of spatial or temporal resolution within a given dataset

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Extent

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Size of the study area or the duration of time under consideration

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4 major factors characterizing the dynamics of landscapes

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  • Disturbance frequency, or its inverse, the interval between successive disturbances
  • Rate of recovery from disturbance, or its inverse, the length of time required for a disturbed site to recover
  • Size or spatial extent of the landscape