Overview and Objectives

Overview - What Will You Learn In This Lesson?

This lesson discusses what heterogeneity is and how it relates to understanding and interpreting natural phenomena.


This lesson covers the concept of heterogeneity. At the end of this module you should be able to:

  1. Define heterogeneity in the context of environmental management
  2. Explain the relationship between heterogeneity and ecological resilience
  3. Differentiate between functional and measured heterogeneity in ecology
  4. Understand the importance and usefulness of heterogeneity in resource management

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This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grants No. DGE-1735362 and 1920938. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.