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Resolving ecosystem complexity

Author: Oswald J Schmitz
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2010.
Series: Monographs in population biology, 44.
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An ecosystem's complexity develops from the vast numbers of species interacting in ecological communities. The nature of these interactions, in turn, depends on environmental context. How do these components together influence an ecosystem's behavior as a whole? Can ecologists resolve an ecosystem's complexity in order to predict its response to disturbances? Resolving Ecosystem Complexity develops a framework for  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Schmitz, Oswald J.
Resolving ecosystem complexity.
Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2010
(DLC) 2009050861
(OCoLC)495547190
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Oswald J Schmitz
ISBN: 9781400834174 1400834171
OCLC Number: 650309234
Awards: Commended for Choice Magazine Outstanding Reference/Academic Book Award 2011.
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 173 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Introduction --
Conceptualizing ecosystem structure --
Trophic dynamics: why is the world green? --
The green world and the brown chain --
The evolutionary ecology of trophic control in ecosystems --
The whole and the parts --
The ecological theater and the evolutionary ecological play.
Series Title: Monographs in population biology, 44.
Responsibility: Oswald J. Schmitz.

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How should an ecosystem be conceptualized to blend its biotic and biophysical components? How should evolutionary ecological principles be used to derive an operational understanding of complex,  Read more...

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One of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles for 2011 "Within the fast-growing landscape of ecological literature, this book emerges as a rare yet inspiring attempt to explain ecosystem complexity. Read more...

 
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