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Terrestrial Ecosystems in Changing Environments

By: Herman H Shugart(Author)
537 pages, 6 colour plates, 1 b/w photo, 160 b/w illustrations, 38 tables
Terrestrial Ecosystems in Changing Environments
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About this book

Predicting how terrestrial ecosystems might respond in the future to large-scale human-generated changes is a major challenge for ecologists. In Terrestrial Ecosystems in Changing Environments, Herman H. Shugart describes the fundamental ecological concepts, theoretical developments, and quantitative analyses involved in understanding the responses of natural systems to change. The key ecological concepts described include the ecosystem paradigm, niche theory, vegetation/climate relationships, landscape ecology and ecological modelling. A variety of ecological models are presented, and their applications in predicting responses to change are considered. The challenge of producing ecological models capable of predicting long-term and large-area ecosystem dynamics is reviewed and several examples are provided. Finally, some of the exciting findings regarding terrestrial landscapes and their feedback with their climatic setting are discussed in the context of human land-use and global change.

Contents

Preface

1. The importance of understanding ecosystem change
2. The omnipresence of change
3. Temporal scale, spatial scale and the ecosystem
4. An introduction to ecological modelling
5. Niche theory
6. Vegetation and environment relations
7. The mosaic theory of natural landscapes
8. Individual-based models
9. Consequences of gap models
10. Landscape models
11. Mosaic landscape models
12. Spatially interactive landscapes
13. Homogeneous landscape models
14. Global change

References
Index

Customer Reviews

By: Herman H Shugart(Author)
537 pages, 6 colour plates, 1 b/w photo, 160 b/w illustrations, 38 tables
Media reviews

"In his book, Shugart provides both an excellent and a readable background to the development of the new ecology of environmental change, as well as clear descriptions of the range of models applied by ecologists. In short, this book is a stimulating read that many ecologists will find valuable and also will want to recommend their students [...] this is also a book that I should want to recommend to students reading courses on conservation, as well as many practising conservationists."
- Brian Huntley, Trends in Ecology and Evolution

"It is written by a skilled communicator [...] The result is a valuable primer for lecturers who are developing courses in this field."
- Melvin Cannel, Commonwealth Forestry Review

"[...] this book is a useful introductory text for undergraduates and an excellent pointer to the literature for interested researchers."
- Timothy M. Lenton, The Times Higher Education Supplement

"[...] concepts are presented in a logical sequence and follow a structured argument. Added to this, the literary style Herman Shugart employs makes reading a pleasure."
- Peter D. Moore, Biologist

"[...] an ideal introduction to this topic for postgraduate students while there is also much to interest all environmental scientists."
- A. H. Kirkpatrick, Progress in Environmental Sciences

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