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Chapter 25 - Chapter 25- Landscape Ecology Landscape...

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Chapter 25- Landscape Ecology Landscape mosaics reflect both natural and human influences o Landscape- a large area of many diverse habitat types Diversity between aquatic and terrestrial habitats o Landscape ecology- the study of the composition of landscapes and the spatial arrangement of habitats within them, and of how those patterns influence individuals, populations, communities, and ecosystems at different spatial scales o Influences from the past Legacy effects- long lasting influences of historical processes, like geologic events such as volcanic eruptions and retreating glaciers Eskers- remnants of long, winding streams of water that once flowed inside or under the glaciers Abandoned villages from the past changes pH of soil and adds calcium and phosphorus from breakdown of buildings o Influences from the present Catastrophes such as tornadoes, hurricanes, floods, mudslides, fires can all alter vegetation Fire highly influenced by humans Animals- the beaver, alligator, humans Known as ecosystem engineers for their large effects on the
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