Disturbance, Scale, and Boundary in Wilderness Management

  • Authors: White, Peter S.; Harrod, Jonathan; Walker, Joan L.; Jentsch, Anke
  • Publication Year: 2000
  • Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
  • Source: USDA Forest Service Proceedings RMRS-P-15VOL-2.

Abstract

Natural disturbances are critical to wilderness management. This paper reviews recent research on natural disturbance and addresses the problem of managing for disturbances in a world of human-imposed scales and boundaries. The dominant scale issue in disturbance management is the question of patch dynamic equilibrium. The dominant boundary issue in disturbance management is the effect. of boundary conditions on disturbance frequency and magnitude. Human property and attitudes outside wilderness areas influence management decisions on disturbances within natural areas.

  • Citation: White, Peter S.; Harrod, Jonathan; Walker, Joan L.; Jentsch, Anke 2000. Disturbance, Scale, and Boundary in Wilderness Management. USDA Forest Service Proceedings RMRS-P-15VOL-2.
  • Posted Date: April 1, 1980
  • Modified Date: August 22, 2006
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