Fundamentals of Ecosystem Science, 1st Edition, Edited by Kathleen Weathers, David Strayer, Gene Likens, Release Date: 05 Dec 2012, ISBN: 9780120887743, Academic Press, Softcover

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Fundamentals of Ecosystem Science, 1st Edition, Edited by Kathleen Weathers, David Strayer, Gene Likens, Release Date: 05 Dec 2012, ISBN: 9780120887743, Academic Press, Softcover

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Product Details


Paperback: 326 pages

Publisher: Academic Press; 1 edition (05 Dec 2012)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 0120887746

ISBN-13: 978-0120887743

Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 7.4 x 0.7 inches

Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds

 

Key Features


Addresses, contrasts, and compares both terrestrial and aquatic ecosystemsCombines general lessons, concepts, frameworks, and challenges in highly accessible synthesis chaptersPresents firsthand case studies, written by leaders in the field, offering personal insights into how adopting an ecosystem approach led to innovations, new understanding, management changes, and policy solutions

 

Description



Ecosystem science has developed into a major part of contemporary ecology, and it is now applied to diagnose and solve a wide range of important environmental problems. Fundamentals of Ecosystem Science provides a compact and comprehensive introduction to modern ecosystem science. Written by a group of experts, this book covers major concepts of ecosystem science, biogeochemistry, and energetics.

 

Readership

 

Advanced undergraduate and graduate students who have had a general biology course, but not further training in ecosystems. Researchers and professionals in ecology and environmental sciences.

 

Table of Contents

 

Fundamentals of Ecosystem Science, 1st Edition

 

Preface

Part I: Introduction

1. Introduction to Ecosystem Science

Part II: Ecological Energetics

2. Primary Production: The Foundation of Ecosystems

3. Secondary Production and Consumer Energetics

4. Organic Matter Decomposition

Part III: Biogeochemistry

5. Element Cycling6. The Carbon Cycle

7. The Nitrogen Cycle8. The Phosphorus Cycle

Part IV: Synthesis 

9. Revisiting the Ecosystem Concept: Important Features That Promote Generality and Understanding

10. Ecosystems in a Heterogeneous World

11. Controls on Ecosystem Structure and Function

Part V: Case Studies

12. From Global Environmental Change to Sustainability Science: Ecosystem Studies in the Yaqui Valley, Mexico

13. Ecology of Lyme Disease

14. Understanding Ecosystem Effects of Dams

15. Acid Rain16. Streams and Their Valleys

Part VI: Frontiers

17. Frontiers in Ecosystem Science

Appendix: A Primer on Biologically Mediated Redox Reactions in Ecosystems

Glossary

Index

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