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April 2000 Issue
The Geographical Review
April 2000, Vol. 90 (2), pp. 206-221
SPACE-TIME MODELING OF GRIZZLY BEARS
LEONARD D. BAER and DAVID R. BUTLER
Keywords: grizzly bears, time geography, zoogeomorphology.
An appropriate conceptual leap can be made from human geography to physical geography by applying space-time continuum modeling to zoogeomorphology-the alteration of the landscape by animals.Drawing on the work of Torsten Hägerstrand,we propose a space-time continuum model of grizzly bears, a geomorphic agent. Through both data driven and conceptual applications, the model traces where and when grizzly bears are likely to wield a geomorphic impact. The model further demonstrates that geographers have much to gain by merging concepts from human and physical geography.