Heterogeneity

Spatial patterns in the effects of fire on savanna vegetation three-dimensional structure

Understanding the causes and consequences of animal movements is of fundamental biological interest because any alteration in movement can have direct and indirect effects on ecosystem structure and function. It is also crucial for assisting spatial …

Context-dependent vegetation dynamics in an African savanna

The relative influence of fire and herbivory on savanna three-dimensional vegetation structure

The relative importance of fire and herbivory on vegetation structure has been the subject of much debate in savanna ecology. Fire regime and herbivore numbers are two key variables that managers of protected areas can manipulate to meet their …

LiDAR and object-based image analysis as tools for monitoring the structural diversity of savanna vegetation

Savannas are heterogeneous systems characterized by the coexistence of grasses and woody trees. Riparian zones are dynamic parts of savanna landscapes with structurally diverse woody vegetation. Growing recognition of the importance of the structural …