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Methods in Ecosystem Science

Handbook / Manual

Edited By: O Sala, R Jackson, HA Mooney and RW Howarth

421 pages, 185 figs, tabs, maps


Paperback | Dec 2000 | #106538 | ISBN: 0387987436
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Hardback | Dec 2000 | #106537 | ISBN: 0387987347
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About this book

Provides a comprehensive treatment of techniques used in the rapidly growing field of ecosystem science and management. Chapters are structured so as to present methods, results, potential problems and limitations of the techniques.


Stand Structure in Terrestrial Ecosystems * Stoichiometric Analysis of Pelagic Ecosystems * Aboveground Net Primary Productivity * Global Net Photosynthesis and Terrestrial Net Primary Productivity from the Earth Observing System * Methods of Estimating Belowground Net Primary Production * The Measurement of Primary Production in Aquatic Ecosystems * Benthic Respiration in Aquatic Sediments * Decomposition and Soil Organic Matter Dynamics * Stable Isotope Tracers in Soil Organic Matter Studies * Microbial Carbon Cycling in Pelagic Ecosystems * Herbivory in Terrestrial Ecosystems * Canopy Fluxes * Micrometeorological Techniques for Studying Canopy Fluxes * Assessing Ecosystem-Level Water Relations Through Stable Isotope Ratio Analyses * Measuring Water Availability and Uptake in Ecosystem Studies * Nutrient Transformation * Biogenic Trace Gas Exchanges * Ecosystem Nutrient Balance and Dynamics * Nutrient Deposition to Ecosystems * Landscape and Regional Biogeochemistry * Elevated CO2 Experiments * Nutrient Manipulations in Terrestrial Ecosystems * Nutrient Manipulations in Aquatic Ecosystems * Biotic Manipulation of Aquatic Ecosystems * Biotic Manipulations Involving Belowground Animals.

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