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Integration of Ecosystem Theories A Pattern

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ISBN-10: 1402007558

ISBN-13: 9781402007552

Edition: 3rd 2002 (Revised)

Authors: Sven Erik J�rgensen

List price: $219.99
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The book presents an integration of existing ecosystem theories in such a comprehensive way as to enable a full ecological and theoretical pattern to be presented. It shows that ecosystems and their reactions may be understood, provided that all basic systems ecology is applied to different aspects of the properties of ecosystems. Since the publication of the previous two editions of this book, ongoing research and discussions on an international scale have greatly clarified and enhanced this pattern. This progress is presented as Chapter 16 in this new, third edition. It is shown that the integrated ecosystem theory presented can be applied to explain various ecological observations and…    
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Book details

List price: $219.99
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Springer Netherlands
Publication date: 8/31/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 420
Size: 6.10" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.970
Language: English

Introduction: Recent Trends in Science
Do We Need a New, Holistic Ecology?
Models in Ecology
Energy and Ecology. Entropy and Ecology
Exergy and Ecology
Network and Hierarchical Concepts of Ecosystems
Utility Theory, Indirect Effect and Ascendency
Catasrophe Theory and Ecology
Chaos, Fractals and Ecology
Ecosystem Health
Development of Ecosystems
Dynamic of Ecosystems
Goal Functions
Tentative Pattern of Ecosystem Theories
Appendix Definitions of Concepts