Types of Response of Disturbance Impact to Increasing Distrubance Size
This table is part of the Ecosystems publication: Romme, William H.; Everham, Edwin H.; Frelich, Lee E.; Moritz, Max A.; Sparks, Richard E.1998. Are large, infrequent disturbances qualitatively different from small, frequent disturbances?. Ecosystems. Vol: 1(6). Pages 524-534. Table 1 contains Types of Response of Disturbance Impact to Increasing Disturbance "Size" (Extent, Intensity, Duration or Frequency). The table values are System and Disturbance Type, Parameter of Disturbance Size, Parameter of Disturbance Impact, Type of Response and Mechanism(s) Controlling Response
extreme ecological events
fire in boreal forests
fire in temperate forest
Data Set Creators:
NCEAS 2291: Turner: Comparing large, infrequent disturbances: What have we learned?
National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis
This group developed a general conceptual framework for
examining ecosystem-disturbance dynamics and for
exploring the question whether large infrequent disturbances are qualitatively different from small, frequent disturbances. For more details please see the publication.