Fundamentals of Ecosystem Science
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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.Addresses, contrasts, and compares both terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems.Combines general lessons, concepts, frameworks, and challenges in highly-accessible synthesis chapters.Presents first-hand 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.
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All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology
Publication date: 12/20/2012
Size: 8.00" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
|Introduction to Fundamentals of Ecosystem Science|
|Primary Production: The Foundation of Ecosystems|
|Secondary Production and Consumer Energetics|
|Organic Matter Decomposition|
|The Carbon Cycle|
|The Nitrogen Cycle|
|The Phosphorus Cycle|
|Revisiting the Ecosystem Concept: Important Features That Promote Generality and Understanding|
|Ecosystems in a Heterogeneous World|
|Controls on Ecosystem Structure and Function|
|From Global Environmental Change to Sustainability Science: Ecosystem Studies in the Yaqui Valley, Mexico|
|Ecology of Lyme Disease|
|Understanding Ecosystem Effects fo Dams|
|Streams and Their Valleys|
|Frontiers in Ecosystem Science Appendix:A Primer on Biologically Mediated Redox Reactions in Ecosystems|