Books  Ecology  Ecology 

Fundamentals of Ecosystem Science

Textbook

By: Kathleen C Weathers (Author), David L Strayer (Author), Gene E Likens (Author)

312 pages, colour photos, colour & b/w illustrations, colour tables

Academic Press

Paperback | Dec 2012 | #185196 | ISBN-13: 9780120887743
Availability: Usually dispatched within 1-2 weeks Details
NHBS Price: £42.99 $56/€51 approx

About this book

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, Fundamentals of Ecosystem Science covers major concepts of ecosystem science, biogeochemistry, and energetics.


Contents

Preface

Part I: Introduction
1. Introduction to Ecosystem Science

Part II: Ecological Energetics
2. Primary Production: The Foundation of Ecosystems
3. Secondary Production and Consumer Energetics
4. Organic Matter Decomposition

Part III: Biogeochemistry
5. Element Cycling
6. The Carbon Cycle
7. The Nitrogen Cycle
8. The Phosphorus Cycle

Part IV: Synthesis 
9. Revisiting the Ecosystem Concept: Important Features That Promote Generality and Understanding
10. Ecosystems in a Heterogeneous World
11. Controls on Ecosystem Structure and Function

Part V: Case Studies
12. From Global Environmental Change to Sustainability Science: Ecosystem Studies in the Yaqui Valley, Mexico
13. Ecology of Lyme Disease
14. Understanding Ecosystem Effects of Dams
15. Acid Rain
16. Streams and Their Valleys

Part VI: Frontiers
17. Frontiers in Ecosystem Science

Appendix: A Primer on Biologically Mediated Redox Reactions in Ecosystems
Glossary
Index


Write a review

There are currently no reviews for this product. Be the first to review this product!

Bestsellers in this subject

Remote Sensing and GIS for Ecologists

NHBS Price: £34.99 $45/€41 approx

Data Analysis in Vegetation Ecology

NHBS Price: £42.50 $55/€50 approx

Practical Field Ecology

Clearance price: £24.24 £96.95 (Save £72.71) $31/€29 approx

Handbook of Meta-analysis in Ecology and Evolution

NHBS Price: £62.95 $81/€74 approx

The Effective Ecologist

NHBS Price: £19.99 $26/€24 approx

VAT: GB 407 4846 44
NHBS Ltd is registered in England and Wales: 1875194