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A Disturbance Primer for Urban Systems

Basics The fundamental definition of disturbance is a physical disruption of the structure of a specified system.  The term may also be applied to the specific event that causes that disruption (Pickett et al. 1989, Peters et al. 2011).  [Box 1 An Example of Disturbance: Sixty-four acres of Baltimore’s central business district was destroyed by a fire […]