Über den Autor
Dr. Jianguo (Jingle) Wu is Professor of Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Science, School of Life Sciences, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona. He obtained his Ph.D. in Ecology from Miami University, Oxford, OH in 1991, and was an NSF postdoctoral fellow at Cornell University and Princeton University between 1991 and1993. Dr. Wu's research areas include landscape ecology, urban ecology, and sustainability science. His recent research has focused on urban landscape analysis and modeling, biodiversity and ecosystem functioning, and spatial scaling. He is author of over 120 journal papers and book chapters, and has been Program Chair of the US Association of Landscape Ecology (US-IALE), Councilor-at-Large of US-IALE, and Chair of Asian Ecology Section of Ecological Society of America. Dr. Wu is currently the Editor-in-Chief of the international journal, Landscape Ecology.
Bruce Jones is a Landscape Ecologist in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Laboratory in Las Vegas, Nevada. His research interests include landscape ecology, biogeography, molecular evolution, and herpetology.
Harbin Li is a Research Ecologist with USDA Forest Service. His research interests include spatial modeling and analysis of landscapes, effects of forest fragmentation on wildlife habitat, and decision support tools for ecosystem management.
Orie L. Louck has been Ohio Eminent Scholar in Applied Ecosystem Studies and Professor of Zoology at Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, and currently President of ICValue Inc. His interests concern carbon and nutrient processing of forest ecosystems and the role of biological diversity in sustaining these processes.
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.