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Title: The distribution of blackberry (Rubus hirtus W. K.) in different scales: the fractal analysis

Creator:

Gazda, Anna

Date issued/created:

1998

Resource Type:

Article

Subtitle:

Distribution of blackberry (Rubus hirtus W.K.)

Contributor:

Polish Academy of Sciences. Institute of Ecology

Publisher:

Polish Academy of Sciences. Institute of Ecology. Publishing Office

Place of publishing:

Dziekanów Leśny

Description:

Pages 225-235 : illustrations ; 27 cm ; Bibliographical references (pages 234-235)

Abstract:

The scale dependence of natural patterns provides an opportunity to apply fractal geometry to diverse problems in "spatial" ecology so as to integrate the spatial and temporal characteristics of complex environments. In this paper I attempt to explore the scaling dependency of in an autecological study on blackberry across a range of scales by applying fractal theory. The fractal dimension of: the blackberry (Rubus hirtus W. K.) distribution within its geographical range is 1.44 ± 0.02; the pattern in the Gorce National Park (5908 ha) is 1.47 ± 0.05; the pattern for Łopuszna Valley (49°34'N, 20°08'E) (185.86 ha) is 1.30 ± 0.09 and 1.32 ± 0.05 for the Ratanica watershed (49°51 'N, 20°02'E) ( 121.76 ha) (Fig. 1 ); the distribution of blackberry within the six plots located within the Ratanica watershed has values: 1.21 ± 0.09 to 1.45 ± 0.06. On the gap plot, located within Ratanica watershade, created in 1987, year the fractal dimension of blackberry distribution increased from 1.21 ± 0.16 to 1.60 ± 0.04 during 5 successive years (Fig. 2). In the same region, on plot located under the dense forest, D of blackberry distribution has not changed and reached value 1.28 ± 0.05. This study demonstrates that the distribution pattern is heavily influenced by scale. There are no possibilities to detect any breakpoint at scale intervals within the range of spatial scales studied, because the study of pattern was carried out on a noncontinuous scale (Fig. 4).

Relation:

Polish Journal of Ecology

Volume:

46

Issue:

3

Start page:

225

End page:

235

Resource Identifier:

oai:rcin.org.pl:98266 ; oai:rcin.org.pl:98266 ; ISSN 1505-2249

Source:

MiIZ PAN, call no. P.2840 ; click here to follow the link

Language:

eng

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Rights:

Creative Commons Attribution BY 3.0 PL license

Terms of use:

Copyright-protected material. [CC BY 3.0 PL] May be used within the scope specified in Creative Commons Attribution BY 3.0 PL license, full text available at: ; -

Digitizing institution:

Museum and Institute of Zoology of the Polish Academy of Sciences

Original in:

Library of the Museum and Institute of Zoology of the Polish Academy of Sciences

Projects co-financed by:

Operational Program Digital Poland, 2014-2020, Measure 2.3: Digital accessibility and usefulness of public sector information; funds from the European Regional Development Fund and national co-financing from the state budget.

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Dec 30, 2019

In our library since:

Dec 30, 2019

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https://rcin.org.pl/publication/90684

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