From Energetics to Ecosystems: The Dynamics and Structure of Ecological Systems by N. RooneyFrom Energetics to Ecosystems: The Dynamics and Structure of Ecological Systems by N. Rooney

From Energetics to Ecosystems: The Dynamics and Structure of Ecological Systems

EditorN. Rooney

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Ecosystems are complex and enigmatic entities that are ultimately our life support systems. This book explores developments that unfold when math and physics meet ecology. Leading ecologists examine ecosystems from theoretical, experimental, and empirical viewpoints. The book begins by simplifying and synthesizing nature's complex relationships. It then moves on to explore the mapping between food web structure and function and ends with the role of theory in integrating different research areas.

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Title:From Energetics to Ecosystems: The Dynamics and Structure of Ecological SystemsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:284 pages, 9.25 × 6.1 × 0.07 inPublished:November 30, 2010Publisher:Springer NetherlandsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9048173477

ISBN - 13:9789048173471

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Table of Contents

1. A process-oriented approach to the multispecies functional response; M. Koen-Alonso. 2. Homage to Yodzis and Innes 1992: Scaling up feeding-based population dynamics to complex ecological networks; R.J. Williams, et al. 3. Food webs, body size and the curse of the Latin binomial; D. Raffaelli. 4. An energetic framework for trophic control; A.M.H. de Bruyn, et al. 5. Experimental studies of food webs: causes and consequences of trophic interactions; P. Morin. 6. Interplay between scale, resolution, life history and food web properties; K.O. Winemiller. 7. Heteroclinic Cycles in the Rain Forest: Insights from Complex Dynamics; J. Vandermeer. 8. Emergence in Ecological Systems; J.A. Drake, et al. 9. Dynamic Signatures of Real and Model Ecosystems; P. Yodzis, K. McCann. 10. Evolutionary Branching of Single Traits; Junling Ma. 11. Feedback Effects Between the Food Chain and Induced Defense Strategies; D.L. DeAngelis, et al. 12. Evolutionary Demography: The Invasion Exponent and the Effective Population Density in nonlinear matrix models; H. Caswell. 13. Of experimentalists, empiricists and theoreticians; N. Rooney.

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From the reviews:"The book presents a baker's dozen of chapters by an impressive list of researchers in the field. . most papers revolve around mathematical analyses of complex systems, emphasizing generalities all the while ensuring relevance to the field. . In addition to making valuable contributions to research, therefore, the book also could serve as a text for graduate students in ecology wishing to bolster their background in theory." (P. A. Rossignol, Environmental Biology of Fishes, Vol. 83, 2008)