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Dynamic Food Webs: Multispecies Assemblages, Ecosystem Development and Environmental Change

Series: Theoretical Ecology Series Volume: 3

Edited By: Peter C De Ruiter, Volkmar Wolters and John C Moore

590 pages, 100 illus

Academic Press

Hardback | Dec 2005 | #156847 | ISBN: 0120884585
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Dynamic Food Webs challenges us to rethink what factors may determine ecological and evolutionary pathways of food web development. It touches upon the intriguing idea that trophic interactions drive patterns and dynamics at different levels of biological organization: dynamics in species composition, dynamics in population life-history parameters and abundances, and dynamics in individual growth, size and behavior. These dynamics are shown to be strongly interrelated governing food web structure and stability and the role of populations and communities play in ecosystem functioning. Dynamic Food Webs not only offers over 100 illustrations, but also contains 8 riveting sections devoted to an understanding of how to manage the effects of environmental change, the protection of biological diversity and the sustainable use of natural resources.

Community, ecosystem, and food web ecologists will find much interest in this book. The overall quality of the chapters is provides a valuable perspective on relationships among types of food web studies. - Sharon P. Lawler, University of California at Davis, for ECOLOGY


Dynamic Food Webs Dynamic Food Web Structures Population Dynamics and Food Webs Body Size and Food Webs Nutrient and Resource Dynamics and Food Webs Biodiversity and Food Web Structure and Function Environmental Change, Perturbations and Food Webs

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