Response to Disturbance Book Chapter

Brokaw, N, Zimmerman, JK, Willig, MR et al. (2015). Response to Disturbance . 10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195334692.003.0005

cited authors

  • Brokaw, N; Zimmerman, JK; Willig, MR; Camilo, GR; Covich, AP; Crowl, TA; Fetcher, N; Haines, BL; Jean Lodge, D; Lugo, AE; Myster, RW; Pringle, CM; Sharpe, JM; Scatena, FN; Schowalter, TD; Silver, WL; Thompson, J; Vogt, DJ; Vogt, KA; Waide, RB; Walker, LR; Woolbright, LL; Wunderle, JM; Zou, X



  • This chapter describes the responses of the organisms, communities, and ecosystems to the variety of disturbances by utilizing the conceptual model discussed in Chapter 2. It also dwells on the concepts of residuals, legacies, and ecological space in the understanding of disturbances such as background treefalls, hurricanes, floods, drought, landslides, and other human-induced disturbances. Finally, it outlines the variations caused by disturbances and the interactions among these disturbances.

publication date

  • May 8, 2015

International Standard Book Number (ISBN) 13