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Aquatic food webs : an ecosystem approach

Author: Andrea Belgrano; et al
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2004.
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"Aquatic Food Webs: an ecosystem approach covers issues of structure, function, scaling, complexity and stability in the contexts of conservation, fisheries and climate. Although the focus of this volume is upon aquatic food webs (where many of the recent advances have been made), any ecologist with an interest in food web theory and its applications will find the issues addressed in this book of value and use. This  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Andrea Belgrano; et al
ISBN: 0198564821 9780198564829 019856483X 9780198564836
OCLC Number: 57069559
Description: x, 262 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 26 cm.
Contents: Biosimplicity via stoichiometry: the evolution of food-web structure and processes / James J. Elser and Dag O. Hessen --
Spatial structure and dynamics in a marine food web / Carlos J. Melián, Jordi Bascompte, and Pedro Jordano --
Role of network analysis in comparative ecosystem ecology of estuaries / Robert R. Christian ... [et al.] --
Food webs in lakes: seasonal dynamics and impact of climate variability / Dietmar Straile --
Pattern and process in food webs: evidence from running waters / Guy Woodward ... [et al.] --
Some random thoughts on the statistical analysis of food-web data / Andrew R. Solow --
Analysis of size and complexity of randomly constructed food webs by information theoretic metrics / James T. Morris, Robert R. Christian, and Robert E. Ulanowicz --
Size-based analyses of aquatic food webs / Simon Jennings --
Food-web theory in marine ecosystems / Jason S. Link, William T. Stockhausen, and Elizabeth T. Methratta --
Modeling food-web dynamics: complexity-stability implications / Jennifer A. Dunne ... [et al.] --
Is biodiversity maintained by food-web complexity? The adaptive food-web hypothesis / Michio Kondoh --
Climate forcing, food-web structure, and community dynamics in pelagic marine ecosystems / L. Ciannelli ... [et al.] --
Food-web theory provides guidelines for marine conservation / Enric Sala and George Sugihara --
Biodiversity and aquatic food webs / Helmut Hillebrand and Jonathan B. Shurin --
Ecological network analysis: an escape from the machine / Robert E. Ulanowicz.
Responsibility: edited by Andrea Belgrano ... [et al.].
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Providing a synthesis of the issues in food web theory and its applications, this work covers issues of structure, function, scaling, complexity, and stability in the contexts of conservation,  Read more...

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This book gives a good background for all those interested in the theory and modelling aspects of aquatic food webs. There are certainly lessons to be learnt here for many. Journal of Plankton Read more...

 
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