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Global Ecology

Edited By: Sven Erik Jorgensen
462 pages, Col & b/w figs, tabs
Publisher: Academic Press
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Written by one of the most distinguished and best-known ecologists, this book deals with the ecology of planet earth, focusing on its ecological components, the biosphere, and one of the most important environmental issues facing us today - climate change. Based on content from the well-respected "Encyclopedia of Ecology" (published in 2008), this volume has an international focus and covers a range of ecosystems. It provides an overview of the theory and application of global ecology.

Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Abiotic and Biotic Diversity in the Biosphere
Chapter 3 : Anthropospheric and Antropogenic Impact on the Biosphere
Chapter 4: Astrobiology
Chapter 5: Biogeocoenosis as an Elementary Unit of Biogeochemical Work in the Biosphere
Chapter 6: Biosphere. Vernadsky's Concept
Chapter 7 : Deforestration
Chapter 8 : Environmental and Biospheric Impacts of Nuclear War
Chapter 9: Evolution of Oceans
Chapter 10: Evolution of `Prey-Predator' Systems
Chapter 11: Fungi and Their Role in he Biosphere
Chapter 12: Gaia Hypothesis
Chapter 13: Hydrosphere
Chapter 14: Noosphere
Chapter 15: Pedosphere
Chapter 16: Phenomenon of Life: General Aspects
Chapter 17:Structure and History of Life
Chapter 18: Calcium Cycle
Chapter 19: Carbon Cycle
Chapter 20 : Energy Balance
Chapter 21 : Energy Flows in the Biosphere
Chapter 22: Entropy and Entropy Flows in the Biosphere
Chapter 23: Information and Information Flows in the Biosphere
Chapter 24: Iron Cycle
Chapter 25: Matter and Matter Flows in the Biosphere
Chapter 26: Microbial Cycles
Chapter 27: Nitrogen Cycle
Chapter 28 : Oxygen Cycle
Chapter 29 : Phosphorus Cycle
Chapter 30 : Radiation Balance and Solar Radiation Spectrum
Chapter 31 : Radionuclides : Their Biochemical Cycles and the Impacts on the Biosphere
Chapter 32: Sulphur Cycle
Chapter 33: Water Cycle
Chapter 34: Xenobiotics Cycles
Chapter 35: Agriculture
Chapter 36: Material and Metal Ecology
Chapter 37: Methane in the Atmosphere
Chapter 38: Monitoring, Observations and Remoste Sensing-Global Dimensions
Chapter 39: Ocean Currents and Their Role in the Biosphere
Chapter 40: Precipitation Pattern
Chapter 41: Temperature Pattern
Chapter 42. Urbanization as a Global Process
Chapter 43: Weathering
Chapter 44: Climate Change 1: Short-Term Dynamics
Chapter 45: Climate Change 2: Long-Term Dynamics
Chapter 46: Climate Change 3: History and Current State
Chapter 47: Coevolution of the Biosphere and Climate
Chapter 48: Global Change Impacts on the Biosphere
Chapter 49: Ecological Stoichiometry: Overview
Chapter 50: Ecosystem Patterns and Processes
Chapter 51: Evolutionary and Biochemical Aspects
Chapter 52: Organisal Ecophysiology
Chapter 53. Population and Community Interactions
Chapter 54: Trace Elements

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Edited By: Sven Erik Jorgensen
462 pages, Col & b/w figs, tabs
Publisher: Academic Press
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