In biology, a disturbance is a temporary change in environmental conditions that
causes a ... Disturbance forces can have profound immediate effects on
ecosystems and can, accordingly, greatly alter...
Aerial view of the remains of trees on a hillside after a forest fire. © Michalis ...
Disturbance intensity and the pace of recovery. The change a ... Primary
succession occurs in a landscape that previously was devoid of life. For example
..... It attempts to describe and account for the properties of molecules and atoms
The world's many freshwater and terrestrial ecosystems are constantly changing.
... and then the process moves on to allow for the establishment of larger
vegetation. An example of primary succession would be the recovery of an
ecosystem after ... After the disturbance, small plants would recover quickly, and
Ecological succession is the term used to describe what happens to an
ecological ... or lava flow) or disturbance of already existing habitat (fires, land
clearance). ... Secondary – The secondary succession stage occurs after a
habitat has ... type means that life in the ecosystem has begun to enter into a
pattern that allows for ...
This chapter addresses resilience and its relationship to ecosystem services. ...
persistent and fundamental shifts in structure and function after disturbances ...
but a resilient ecosystem will allow faster recovery so that services will return ...
resilience is defined as the ability of a system subject to disturbance to retain its ...
In addition, the probability of ecosystem recovery to previous states may be
greatly ..... Such changes affect primary productivity and species composition
over time. ... The rate and direction of plant succession following relaxation of
grazing may .... better able to regain functional characteristics after disturbance)
to repeated ...
Mar 25, 2010 ... Plant recovery and succession following disturbance are poorly ....
Understanding natural vegetation reestablishment after disturbance is important
for several reasons. ... changes induced by disturbance in desert ecosystems. ...
Disturbance is defined as a physical force (e.g., hurricane, fire, road building) ...
Sapling breaking through ash layer after the eruption of Mout St. Helen. ....
creates and allow them to help speed the recovery of an area after such
Dec 27, 2012 ... Post-disturbance biodiversity assessments have found that ... In particular we
investigated succession in a Mexican tropical dry ... How fast do ecological
processes recover after anthropogenic ..... The present study is an example of
how the use of ecological networks allows us to analyze the resilience of ...
disturbance may take the form of a pulse, a press, or a ramp, and the consequent
... pied by a population, community, or ecosystem. ... example, Townsend and
Hildrew (1994) defined .... Studies of succession after floods in desert .....
Resilience: Recovery after Disturbance ... allows many animals to use refugia
and to re-.