Books  Ecology  Ecological Theory and Practice 

Ecology: From Ecosystem to Biosphere

By: Christian Léveque

472 pages, Illus, figs

Science Publishers

Hardback | Dec 2003 | #142337 | ISBN: 1578082943
Availability: Usually dispatched within 6 days Details
NHBS Price: £42.50 $59/€48 approx

About this book

A wide-ranging survey, with particular emphasis on ecological hierarchies, homogeneity and heterogeneity, the role of biological diversity, and spacial and temporal scales. The book ends with a presentation of the overall functioning of the biosphere in a historical perspective.


The "natures" of ecology. Part I Elaboration of the Scientific Approach in Ecosystem Ecology: Origin and evolution of the ecosystem concept; Approaches and paradigms in ecosystem ecology; Methods of studying ecosystems. Part II Structure and Organization of Ecosystems: The system concept and attempts to apply physical principles to ecosystem ecology; Abiotic factors and structure of ecosystems; Hierarchies, levels of organization and typology of ecological systems; Spatial and temporal scales and their consequences; Spatial heterogeneity and temporal variability. Part III Functioning of Ecosystems: Dynamics of communities and ecosystems - from the balance of nature to self-regulated systems; Matter and energy flows in ecosystems; Biological diversity and ecosystem functioning; The biogeochemical cycles. Part IV Global Ecology: Global ecology - dynamics of the biosphere; The climatic system and its variability; Biosphere-atmosphere interactions and their consequences for global equilibrium; Responses of ecosystems to climatic changes - knowing the past to understand the future.

Write a review

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

Bestsellers in this subject

The Princeton Guide to Ecology

NHBS Special Offer Price: £29.99 £49.95 (Save £19.96) $41/€34 approx (ends 31/03/2018)

Laws, Theories, and Patterns in Ecology

NHBS Special Offer Price: £16.99 £27.95 (Save £10.96) $23/€19 approx (ends 31/03/2018)

How to Do Ecology

NHBS Special Offer Price: £12.99 £20.95 (Save £7.96) $18/€15 approx (ends 31/03/2018)

Multiple Stable States in Natural Ecosystems

NHBS Special Offer Price: £16.99 £28.99 (Save £12.00) $23/€19 approx (ends 31/03/2018)

Urban Ecology

NHBS Special Offer Price: £25.99 £44.49 (Save £18.50) $36/€29 approx (ends 31/03/2018)

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