Ecology Test 1 Vocabulary BOOK

patch

a relatively homogeneous area in a landscape that differs form its surroundings, for examples, an area of forest surrounded by agricultural fields
matrix
the landscape element within a landscape mosaic that is the most continuous spatially, for example the forest that surrounds the ssmall, isolated patches of meadow
landscape structure
the size, shape, composition, number, and position of differnt paches, or landscape elements, within a landscape
landscape process
the exchange of materials, energy, or organisms among the patches, or elements, tha make up a landscape
lanscape element
the ecosysms in a alndscape which generally form a mosaic of visually distinctive patches
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