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...
Disturbance intensity and the pace of recovery. Primary succession ... Primary
succession occurs in a landscape that previously was devoid of life. For example
established, develop and change in ecosystems is called succession. There are
... Places where primary succession occurs include newly ... organisms help
enrich the soil, allowing other species to become established. ... seeds likely
remain after the disturbance. ... would take to reestablish itself and describe how
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) ...
May 20, 2014 ... A total of 283 forest disturbance and recovery events, reported in 71 studies, ...
Tropical forests are recognized globally for the important ecosystem services that
they provide. ... Disturbance events are defined as perturbations that result in a ....
1) allows investigation of whether frequency of past disturbance ...
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 ...
The restored ecosystem will not necessarily recover its former state, since ... or
modifying a specific disturbance, thereby allowing ecological processes to bring
.... by their functional roles in the ecosystem (e.g. primary producers, herbivores,
..... non-persistent species that will be replaced in the course of succession, their
Oct 31, 2011 ... After a major disturbance, in certain cases, the community may not reach ... time-
scales will allow insight into the role of macroalgal succession in ... This was
done so that primary productivity could be related to recovery and succession ....
indicating that biomass alone does not entirely explain the loss of .....
ecosystem may be damaged and recover; it may resist the ... and on whether
fundamental new ecological processes have taken hold after a disturbance. ....
frame, the succession of cycles depicts the natural range of .... or species allows
higher combined productivity or stability in .... Collapse was defined as a
The recovery of forests following stand-replacing disturbance is of ... Our review
provides temporal benchmarks for gauging recovery times after disturbance. ...
and Bergeron and Dubuc, 1989), recovery of net primary production (Amiro et al.,
2000), ... how these factors interact to explain variation in rates of forest recovery.