Dedication. Preface; J. Wu et al. List of Contributors.-
Part I. Concepts and Methods. 1. Concepts of scale and scaling; J. Wu, H. Li. 2. Perspectives and methods of scaling; J. Wu, H. Li. 3. Uncertainty analysis in ecological studies: An overview; H. Li, J. Wu. 4. Multilevel statistical models and ecological scaling; R.A. Berk , J. De Leeuw. 5. Downscaling abundance from the distribution of species: Occupancy theory and applications; F. He, W. Reed. 6. Scaling terrestrial biogeochemical processes: Contrasting intact and model experimental systems; M.A. Bradford, J.F. Reynolds. 7. A framework and methods for simplifying complex landscapes to reduce uncertainty in predictions; D.P.C. Peters et al. 8. Building up with a top-down approach: The role of remote sensing in deciphering functional and structural diversity; C.A. Wessman, C.A. Bateson.-
Part II. Case studies. 9. Carbon fluxes across regions: Observational constraints at multiple scales; B.E. Law et al. 10. Landscape and regional scale studies of nitrogen gas fluxes; P.M. Groffman et al. 11. Multiscale relationships of landscape characteristics and nitrogen concentrations in streams; K.B. Jones et al. 12. Uncertainty in scaling nutrient export coefficients; J.D. Wickham et al. 13. Causes and consequences of land use change in the North Carolina Piedmont: The scope of uncertainty; D.L. Urban et al. 14. Assessing the influence of spatial scale on the relationship between avian nesting success and forest fragmentation; P. Lloyd et al. 15. Scaling issues in mapping riparian zones with remote sensing data: Quantifying errors andsources of uncertainty; T.P. Hollenhorst et al. 16. Scale issues in lake-watershed interaction: Assessing shoreline development, impacts on water clarity; C.A. Johnston, B.A. Shmagin. 17. Scaling and uncertainty in region-wide water quality decision-making; O.L. Loucks et al.-
Part III. Synthesis. 18. Scaling with known uncertainty: A Synthesis; J. Wu et al.-
This is the first book of its kind - explicitly considering uncertainty and error analysis as an integral part of scaling. The book draws together a series of important case studies to provide a comprehensive review and synthesis of the most recent concepts, theories and methods in scaling and uncertainty analysis. It includes case studies illustrating how scaling and uncertainty analysis are being conducted in ecology and environmental science.
This book presents a comprehensive and up-to-date review and synthesis of concepts, theories, methods and case studies in scaling and uncertainty analysis in ecology and related fields. It is the first of its kind to explicitly consider uncertainty and error analysis as an integral part of scaling.