Interacting populations often create complicated spatiotemporal behavior, and understanding it is a basic problem in the dynamics of spatial systems. We study the two-species case by simulations of a host-parasitoid model. In the case of coexistence, there are spatial patterns leading to noise-sustained oscillations. We introduce a measure for the patterns, and explain the oscillations as a consequence of a time-scale separation and noise. They are linked together with the patterns by letting the spreading rates depend on instantaneous population densities. Applications are discussed.