Hyperdynamism in fragmented habitats
Article first published online: 24 FEB 2009
2002 IAVS - the International Association of Vegetation Science
Journal of Vegetation Science
Volume 13, Issue 4, pages 595–602, August 2002
How to Cite
Laurance, W. F. (2002), Hyperdynamism in fragmented habitats. Journal of Vegetation Science, 13: 595–602. doi: 10.1111/j.1654-1103.2002.tb02086.x
- Issue published online: 24 FEB 2009
- Article first published online: 24 FEB 2009
- Received 14 January 2002; Revision received 24 April 2002; Accepted 24 April 2002.
Abstract. Are the dynamics of most ecological processes fundamentally increased in frequency or magnitude in fragmented habitats? Hyperdynamism could alter a wide range of population, community, and landscape phenomena, and appears to be evident in fragmented tropical, temperate, and boreal communities. I suggest some potential causes and consequences of hyperdynamism, and argue that the responses of many species and ecological processes to habitat fragmentation can be understood in this context.