Comparing large, infrequent disturbances: What have we learned?
- Monica G. Turner
- Virginia H. Dale
|Workshop||19th—21st May 1996||Participant List|
The importance of natural disturbances in shaping landscapes and influencing ecosystems is now well recognized in ecology. Understanding of relatively small disturbances has increased rapidly, but large infrequent disturbances--such as volcanic eruptions, hurricanes, big fires, tornadoes, and floods--have not been well studied.
Whether very large disturbances are qualitatively different from numerous small disturbance remains an unresolved issue in ecology, in part because of a paucity long-term data on the effects of large-scale disturbances. Within the past two decades, several very large natural disturbances--such as the eruption of Mount St. Helens in 1980, the Yellowstone fires of 1988, Hurricane Hugo in 1989, the floods in the midwest in 1993--have received considerable post-disturbance ecological research.
We propose a 2.5-day workshop to evaluate whether general conclusions about the ecological effects of large-scale disturbance are suggested.
|Type||Products of NCEAS Research|
|Journal Article||Dale, Virginia H.; Lugo, Ariel; MacMahon, James A.; Pickett, Steward T. 1998. Ecosystem management in the context of large, infrequent disturbances. Ecosystems. Vol: 1 (6). Pages 546-557.|
|Journal Article||Foster, David R.; Knight, Dennis H.; Franklin, Jerry F. 1998. Landscape patterns and legacies resulting from large, infrequent forest disturbances. Ecosystems. Vol: 1. Pages 497-510.|
|Journal Article||Paine, Robert T.; Tegner, Mia; Johnson, Edward A. 1998. Compounded perturbations yield ecological surprises. Ecosystems. Vol: 1(6). Pages 535-545.|
|Journal Article||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.|
|Data Set||Romme, William H. 2008. Types of Response of Disturbance Impact to Increasing Disturbance Size. (Online version)|
|Journal Article||Turner, Monica G. 1998. Comparing large, infrequent disturbances: What have we learned?. Ecosystems. Vol: 1. Pages 493-496.|
|Journal Article||Turner, Monica G.; Baker, William L.; Peterson, Chris J.; Peet, Robert K. 1998. Factors influencing succession: Lessons from large, infrequent natural disturbances. Ecosystems. Vol: 1(6). Pages 511-523.|
|Report or White Paper||Turner, Monica G. 1998. Progress report: Introduction manuscript - Comparing large, infrequent disturbances: What have we learned?. (Online version)|