Ecological Networks: Linking Structure To Dynamics In Food Webs

Hardcover | April 13, 2007

EditorMercedes Pascual, Jennifer A. Dunne

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This book is based on proceedings from a February 2004 Santa Fe Institute workshop. Its contributing chapter authors treat the ecology of predator-prey interactions and food web theory, structure, and dynamics, joining researchers who also work on complex systems and on large nonlinearnetworks from the points of view of other sub-fields within ecology. Food webs play a central role in the debates on the role of complexity in stability, persistence, and resilience. Better empirical data and the exploding interest in the subject of networks across social, physical, and naturalsciences prompted creation of this volume. The book explores the boundaries of what is known of the relationship between structure and dynamics in ecological networks and defines directions for future developments in this field.

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This book is based on proceedings from a February 2004 Santa Fe Institute workshop. Its contributing chapter authors treat the ecology of predator-prey interactions and food web theory, structure, and dynamics, joining researchers who also work on complex systems and on large nonlinearnetworks from the points of view of other sub-field...

Mercedes Pascual is at University of Michigan. Jennifer A. Dunne is at Santa Fe Institute, New Mexico.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:416 pages, 6.18 × 9.29 × 0.98 inPublished:April 13, 2007Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195188160

ISBN - 13:9780195188165

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Table of Contents

M. Pascual and J. A. Dunne: PrefacePART I: INTRODUCTION1. M. Pascual and J. A. Dunne: From Small to Large Ecological Networks in a Dynamic WorldPART II: STRUCTURE OF COMPLEX ECOLOGICAL NETWORKS2. J. A. Dunne: The Network Structure of Food Webs3. C. C. Cartozo, G. Garlaschelli, and G. Caldarelli: Graph Theory and Food Webs4. A. Dobson, K. Lafferty, and A. Kuris: Parasites and Food Webs5. J. Bascompte and P. Jordano: The Structure of Plant-Animal Mutualistic NetworksPART III: INTEGRATING ECOLOGICAL STRUCTURE AND DYNAMICS6. N. D. Martinez, R. J. Williams, and J. A. Dunne: Diversity, Complexity, and Persistance in Large Model Ecosystems7. Exploring Network Space with Genetic Algorithms Modularity, Resilience, and Reactivity8. J. F. Gillooly, A. P. Allen, and J. H. Brown: Food-Web Structure and Dynamics: Reconciling Alternative Ecological CurrenciesPART IV: ECOLOGICAL NETWORKS AS EVOLVING, ADAPTIVE SYSTEMS9. A. J. McKane and B. Drossel: Models of Food-Web Evolution10. S. D. Peacor, R. L. Riolo, and M. Pascual: Phenotypic Plasticity and Species Coexistence: Modeling Food Webs as Complex Adaptive Systems11. C. O. Wilke and S. S. Chow: Exploring the Evolution of Ecosystems with Digital Organisms12. N. D. Martinez: Network Evolution: Exploring the Change and Adaptation of Complex Ecological Systems over Deep TimePART V: STABILITY AND ROBUSTNESS OF ECOLOGICAL NETWORKS13. R. V. Sole and J. M. Montoya: Ecological Network Meltdown from Habitat Loss and Fragmentatino14. J. Memmott, David Alonso, E. L. Berlow, A. Dobson, J. A. Dunne, R. V. Sole, and J. Weitz: Biodiversity Loss and Ecological Network Structure15. M. Pascual, J. A. Dunne, and S. A. Levin: Challenges for the Future: Integrating Ecological Structure and Dynamics