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This groundbreaking paintings connects the data of method functionality built in surroundings ecology with panorama ecology's wisdom of spatial constitution. The booklet elucidates the demanding situations confronted via atmosphere scientists operating in spatially heterogeneous structures, correct conceptual techniques utilized in different disciplines and in numerous environment kinds, and the significance of spatial heterogeneity in conservation source administration.

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2002). Thus, this design is efficient for analyses such as semivariograms, correlograms, and spatial regression. Fraterrigo et al. (2005) hypothesized that soil properties would vary over fine scales in old-growth forest and over coarse scales in areas of past agriculture, which would have homogenized local variation. Results showed that prior land use did homogenize the variability in forest soils, and that the scales of variation for several response variables depended on past land use as hypothesized.

The imprint of land-use history: patterns of carbon and nitrogen in downed woody debris at the Harvard Forest. Ecosystems 5: 446–460. , and Navarro, R. 2002. Minimizing artifacts and biases in chamber-based measurements of soil respiration. Agric. Forest Meteorol. 113: 21–37. , and Moares, C. 2002. Irreversible impact of past land use on forest soils and biodiversity. Ecology 83: 2978–2984. L. 1998. Regional estimation of nitrogen mineralization in forest ecosystems using Geographic Information Systems.

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