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A Caribbean Forest TapestryThe Multidimensional Nature of Disturbance and Response$
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Nicholas Brokaw, Todd Crowl, Ariel Lugo, William McDowell, Frederick Scatena, Robert Waide, and Michael Willig

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780195334692

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195334692.001.0001

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Disturbance Regime

Disturbance Regime

(p.164) 4 Disturbance Regime
A Caribbean Forest Tapestry

Frederick N. Scatena

Juan Felipe Blanco

Karen H. Beard

Robert B. Waide

Ariel E. Lugo

Nicholas Brokaw

Whendee L. Silver

Bruce L. Haines

Jess K. Zimmerman

Oxford University Press

This chapter examines the causes, frequencies, and distinct and cumulative impacts of natural disturbances on both geographical and ecological space of Luquillo. It discusses the traditional scheme of quantifying effects of disturbances on a landform geomorphology and ecology by considering these factors: disturbance type, force intensity, ecosystem component, spatial extent of impact, frequency of the event, resistance of the ecosystem, and resilience of the system. It also covers the definition and types of mortality processes occurring over many spatial scales.

Keywords:   natural disturbances, geographical space, ecological space, landform geomorphology, mortality process, disturbance regime

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