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BIOC50H3 (15)
Chapter 23

chapter 23

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Department
Biological Sciences
Course
BIOC50H3
Professor
Marc Cadotte
Semester
Winter

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CHAPTER 23 In Yellowstone Park, when wolves were eradicated, there were too many elk which ate too much of the beavers desired food = scarce amount of beavers Graphic Information Systems (GIS): helps in landscape planning, whether to conserve or develop land Global Positioning System (GPS): documents precise locations Landscape Ecology: emphasizes on the causes and consequences of spatial variation Landscape: an area where at least one element is spatially heterogeneous(varies from one place to another) Mosaic: composite heterogeneous elements Scale: spatial or temporal dimension of an object or process, characterized by grain and extent Grain: size of the smallest heterogeneous unit of study, determines resolution at which we view the landscape
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