A Tri-Partite Framework of Forest Dynamics: Hierarchy, Panarchy, and Heterarchy in the Study of Secondary Growth
As tropical forests continue to experience high levels of land use and land cover change (LULCC) as well as returning secondary growth, the literature is expanding to provide theoretical explanations for these processes. This report presents a three-part framework of forest dynamics that integrates multiple theoretical explanations for LULCC and secondary growth.
conclusions & takeaways
The report presents three different frameworks for understanding both secondary growth and LULCC, which it calls the Tri-Partite Framework of Forest Dynamics (TFFD): hierarchy theory, adaptive cycles, and heterarchy. The TFFD seeks to fill knowledge gaps by unifying multiple theories and providing a framework that is applicable to numerous cases but also adaptable to specific circumstances.
A Tri-Partite Framework of Forest Dynamics: Hierarchy, Panarchy, and Heterarchy in the Study of Secondary Growth. ( ). Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands; 2009:59 - 84. doi:10.1007/978-1-4020-9656-310.1007/978-1-4020-9656-3_4..
- Department of Sociology, University of Florida
- Department of Anthropological Sciences, Stanford University