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Fundamentals of Ecosystem Science

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By: David L Strayer(Editor), Gene E Likens(Editor)
410 pages, colour photos, colour & b/w illustrations, colour tables
Publisher: Academic Press
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About this book

Fundamentals of Ecosystem Science provides a solid introduction to modern ecosystem science covering land, freshwater and marine environments. Ecosystem science is now applied to address a wide range of environmental problems. Written by a group of respected experts, this updated edition covers major concepts of ecosystem science, biogeochemistry, and energetics. Case studies are also included, written by leading figures in the field, offering personal insights into how adopting an ecosystem approach has helped to solve important intellectual and practical problems.

For those choosing to use Fundamentals of Ecosystem Science in a classroom environment, or who want to further enrich their reading experience, teaching and learning assets are available from the publisher's website.

Contents

SOCIO-ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS
Ecological Energetics
      Primary production
      Secondary production
      Organic matter decomposition
Biogeochemistry
      Element cycling
      Carbon
      Nitrogen
      Phosphorus

INTERACTIONS AMONG BIOGEOCHEMICAL CYCLES
Synthesis
      Ecosystem concept
      Ecosystem in a heterogeneous world
      Controls

BIOTIC CONTROLS on ECOSYSTEMS
Case Studies
      Yaqui valley
      Lyme disease
      Dams
      Acid rain
      Streams
      Geo-engineering the ocean case study

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Textbook New Edition
By: David L Strayer(Editor), Gene E Likens(Editor)
410 pages, colour photos, colour & b/w illustrations, colour tables
Publisher: Academic Press
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