Impacts of insects on human-dominated and natural forest landscapes. Chapter uri icon


  • Abstract

    This chapter considers the impact of insects on forest landscapes. Its goal is to provide a sense of place to the discussion of impact assessment. It emphasizes the importance of both the content and context of spatial elements forming the forest landscape, as human-caused fragmentation and natural disturbances create mosaic patterns where the specific arrangement of components can enhance or inhibit impacts of insects. The specific objectives of the commentary are to: (i) define the scope (subject matter) of impact assessment; (ii) consider impact assessment in a landscape ecological context; and (iii) examine case histories that illustrate impacts of insects on landscape structure, function and rate of change.

author list (cited authors)

  • Coulson, R. N., & Wunneburger, D. F

citation count

  • 5

complete list of authors

  • Coulson, RN||Wunneburger, DF

Book Title

  • Invertebrates as webmasters in ecosystems.

publication date

  • January 2000