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Linking Species and Ecosystems

Edited By: CG Jones and JH Lawton

432 pages, 100 line illus

Chapman & Hall

Hardback | Dec 1994 | #32896 | ISBN: 0412048019
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About this book

This volume deals with the difficult question of how to reconcile the ecosystems approach with the population and community approach in ecology. It shows how these two major approaches have their own paradigms, assumptionss, definitions, lexicon, and methods.

...this is an excellent book and an important contribution in bridging two major sub-disciplines of ecology: population /community ecology and ecosystem ecology. Webber State University


Contents

Part 1 Issues: Why link species and ecosystems? - a perspective from ecosystem ecology, Nancy B. Grimm; Organisms and species as complex adaptive systems - linking the biology of populations with the physics of ecosystems, James H. Brown. Part 2 Scope: Bioturbators as ecosystem engineers - control of the sediment fabric, inter-individual interactions, and material fluxes, Jeffrey Levinton; Biogeochemical processes and marine benthic community structure - which follows which? Anne E. Giblin, Kenneth H. Foreman and Gary T. Banta; Marine snow - what it is and how it affects ecosystem functioning, M.W. Silver, S.L. Coale, D.K. Steinberg and C.H. Pilskahn; Floods, food chains, and ecosystem processes in rivers, Mary E. Power; Population variability in experimental ecosystems, Michael L. Pace, Stephen R. Carpenter, and Patricia A. Soranno; How important are consumer species to ecosystem functioning? Nancy Huntly; Linking tree population dynamics and forest ecosystem processes, Charles D. Canham and Stephen W. Pacala; Soil organisms as engineers: microsite modulation of macroscale processes, J.M. Anderson; Soil fauna - linking different levels of the ecological hierarchy, Robert W. Parmelee; Beaver as engineers - influences on biotic and abiotic characteristics of drainage basins, Michael M. Pollock, Robert J. Naiman, Heather E. Erickson, Carol A. Johnston, John Pastor and Gilles Pinay; Atmospheric oxygen and the biosphere, Heinrich D. Holland. Part 3 Approaches: Linking species and ecosystems - organisms as ecosystem engineers, John H. Lawton and Clive G. Jones; Top-level carnivores and ecosystem effects - questions and approaches, James A. Estes; Food webs in soil - an interface between population and ecosystem ecology, Jan Bengtsson, David Wei Zheng, Goren I. Agren and Tryggve Persson; Unifying ecological subdisciplines with ecosystem food webs, Neo D. Martinez; Coupling the dynamics of species and materials, William S.C. Gurney, Alex H. Ross and Niall Broekhuizen; Exploring aggregation in space and time, Monica G. Turner and Robert V. O'Neill; Aggregation of species properties for biogeochemical modeling: empirical results, David S. Schimel, V.B. Brown, K.A. Hibbard, C.P. Lund and S. Archer; Functional redundancy and process aggregation: linking ecosystems to species, Edward B. Rastetter and Gaius R. Shaver; Species compensation and complementarity in ecosystem function, Thomas M. Frost, Stephen R. Carpenter, Anthony R. Ives and Timothy K. Kratz; Elemental stoichiometry of species in ecosystems, Robert W. Sterner; Species, nitrogen and grassland dynamics: the constraints of stuff, David A. Wedin; Relationships between the energetics of species and large scale species richness, Donald L. DeAngelis; Linking species and ecosystems - where's Darwin? Robert D.

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