Principles of Terrestrial Ecosystem Ecology

  • Filename: principles-of-terrestrial-ecosystem-ecology.
  • ISBN: 1441995048
  • Release Date: 2011-09-02
  • Number of pages: 529
  • Author: F. Stuart Chapin III
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media



Features review questions at the end of each chapter; Includes suggestions for recommended reading; Provides a glossary of ecological terms; Has a wide audience as a textbook for advanced undergraduate students, graduate students and as a reference for practicing scientists from a wide array of disciplines

Principles of Terrestrial Ecosystem Ecology

  • Filename: principles-of-terrestrial-ecosystem-ecology.
  • ISBN: 9780387216638
  • Release Date: 2006-04-18
  • Number of pages: 442
  • Author: F. Stuart Chapin III
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media



Features review questions at the end of each chapter; Includes suggestions for recommended reading; Provides a glossary of ecological terms; Has a wide audience as a textbook for advanced undergraduate students, graduate students and as a reference for practicing scientists from a wide array of disciplines

Principles of Terrestrial Ecosystem Ecology

  • Filename: principles-of-terrestrial-ecosystem-ecology.
  • ISBN: 0387954430
  • Release Date: 2002-08-12
  • Number of pages: 436
  • Author: F. Stuart Chapin, III
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media



Features review questions at the end of each chapter; Includes suggestions for recommended reading; Provides a glossary of ecological terms; Has a wide audience as a textbook for advanced undergraduate students, graduate students and as a reference for practicing scientists from a wide array of disciplines

Terrestrial Ecosystem Ecology

  • Filename: terrestrial-ecosystem-ecology.
  • ISBN: 9781107011076
  • Release Date: 2012
  • Number of pages: 330
  • Author: Göran I. Ågren
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press



Explains the structure, function and dynamics of terrestrial ecosystems and demonstrates the application of ecosystem ecology to current environmental problems.

Terrestrial Ecosystems Through Time

  • Filename: terrestrial-ecosystems-through-time.
  • ISBN: 0226041557
  • Release Date: 1992-08-15
  • Number of pages: 568
  • Author: Anna K. Behrensmeyer
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press



Breathtaking in scope, this is the first survey of the entire ecological history of life on land—from the earliest traces of terrestrial organisms over 400 million years ago to the beginning of human agriculture. By providing myriad insights into the unique ecological information contained in the fossil record, it establishes a new and ambitious basis for the study of evolutionary paleoecology of land ecosystems. A joint undertaking of the Evolution of Terrestrial Ecosystems Consortium at the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, and twenty-six additional researchers, this book begins with four chapters that lay out the theoretical background and methodology of the science of evolutionary paleoecology. Included are a comprehensive review of the taphonomy and paleoenvironmental settings of fossil deposits as well as guidelines for developing ecological characterizations of extinct organisms and the communities in which they lived. The remaining three chapters treat the history of terrestrial ecosystems through geological time, emphasizing how ecological interactions have changed, the rate and tempo of ecosystem change, the role of exogenous "forcing factors" in generating ecological change, and the effect of ecological factors on the evolution of biological diversity. The six principal authors of this volume are all associated with the Evolution of Terrestrial Ecosystems program at the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution.

Carbon Dioxide and Terrestrial Ecosystems

  • Filename: carbon-dioxide-and-terrestrial-ecosystems.
  • ISBN: 0080500706
  • Release Date: 1995-12-21
  • Number of pages: 443
  • Author: George W. Koch
  • Publisher: Academic Press



The importance of carbon dioxide extends from cellular to global levels of organization and potential ecological deterioration may be the result of increased CO2 in our atmosphere. Recently, the research emphasis shifted from studies of photosynthesis pathways and plant growth to ground-breaking studies of carbon dioxide balances in ecosystems, regions, and even the entire globe. Carbon Dioxide and Terrestrial Ecosystems addresses these new areas of research. Economically important woody ecosystems are emphasized because they have substantial influence on global carbon dioxide balances. Herbaceous ecosystems (e.g., grasslands, prairies, wetlands) and crop ecosystems are also covered. The interactions among organisms, communities, and ecosystems are modeled, and the book closes with an important synthesis of this growing nexus of research. Carbon Dioxide and Terrestrial Ecosystems is a compilation of detailed scientific studies that reveal how ecosystems generally, and particular plants specifically, respond to changed levels of carbon dioxide. Key Features * Contributions from an international team of experts * Empirical examination of the actual effects of carbon dioxide * Variety of terrestrial habitats investigated * Specific plants and whole ecosystems offered as studies

Ecosystem Ecology

  • Filename: ecosystem-ecology.
  • ISBN: 0444534679
  • Release Date: 2009-07-25
  • Number of pages: 521
  • Author: Sven Erik Jørgensen
  • Publisher: Academic Press



Jorgensen's Ecosystem Ecology provides a thorough and comprehensive overview of the world’s aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems. This derivative volume based on the best-selling Encyclopedia of Ecology (published 2008) is the only book currently published that provides an overview of the world’s ecosystems in a concise format. Provides an overview of the world’s ecosystems in a concise format Covers aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems Based on the best-selling Encyclopedia of Ecology Full-color figures and tables support the text and aid in understanding

Principles of Terrestrial Ecosystem Ecology

  • Filename: principles-of-terrestrial-ecosystem-ecology.
  • ISBN: 9781497025448
  • Release Date: 2016-10-17
  • Number of pages: 29
  • Author: CTI Reviews
  • Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews



Facts101 is your complete guide to Principles of Terrestrial Ecosystem Ecology. In this book, you will learn topics such as as those in your book plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

Terrestrial Ecosystems in a Changing World

  • Filename: terrestrial-ecosystems-in-a-changing-world.
  • ISBN: 9783540327301
  • Release Date: 2007-01-10
  • Number of pages: 336
  • Author: Josep G. Canadell
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media



This book examines the impacts of global change on terrestrial ecosystems. Emphasis is placed on impacts of atmospheric, climate and land use change, and the book discusses the future challenges and the scientific frameworks to address them. Finally, the book explores fundamental new research developments and the need for stronger integration of natural and human dimensions in addressing the challenge of global change.

Fundamentals of Ecosystem Science

  • Filename: fundamentals-of-ecosystem-science.
  • ISBN: 9780080916804
  • Release Date: 2012-12-31
  • Number of pages: 326
  • Author: Kathleen C. Weathers
  • Publisher: Academic Press



Ecosystem science has developed into a major part of contemporary ecology, and it is now applied to diagnose and solve a wide range of important environmental problems. Fundamentals of Ecosystem Science provides a compact and comprehensive introduction to modern ecosystem science. Written by a group of experts, this book covers major concepts of ecosystem science, biogeochemistry, and energetics. Addresses, contrasts, and compares both terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems Combines general lessons, concepts, frameworks, and challenges in highly accessible synthesis chapters Presents firsthand case studies, written by leaders in the field, offering personal insights into how adopting an ecosystem approach led to innovations, new understanding, management changes, and policy solutions

Ecological Climatology

  • Filename: ecological-climatology.
  • ISBN: 9781107268869
  • Release Date: 2008-09-18
  • Number of pages:
  • Author: Gordon B. Bonan
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press



This book introduces an interdisciplinary framework to understand the interaction between terrestrial ecosystems and climate change. It reviews basic meteorological, hydrological and ecological concepts to examine the physical, chemical and biological processes by which terrestrial ecosystems affect and are affected by climate. The textbook is written for advanced undergraduate and graduate students studying ecology, environmental science, atmospheric science and geography. The central argument is that terrestrial ecosystems become important determinants of climate through their cycling of energy, water, chemical elements and trace gases. This coupling between climate and vegetation is explored at spatial scales from plant cells to global vegetation geography and at timescales of near instantaneous to millennia. The text also considers how human alterations to land become important for climate change. This restructured edition, with updated science and references, chapter summaries and review questions, and over 400 illustrations, including many in colour, serves as an essential student guide.

Principles of Ecosystem Stewardship

  • Filename: principles-of-ecosystem-stewardship.
  • ISBN: 0387730338
  • Release Date: 2009-06-12
  • Number of pages: 401
  • Author: F. Stuart Chapin III
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media



The world is undergoing unprecedented changes in many of the factors that determine its fundamental properties and their in- ence on society. These changes include climate; the chemical c- position of the atmosphere; the demands of a growing human population for food and ?ber; and the mobility of organisms, ind- trial products, cultural perspectives, and information ?ows. The magnitude and widespread nature of these changes pose serious challenges in managing the ecosystem services on which society depends. Moreover, many of these changes are strongly in?uenced by human activities, so future patterns of change will continue to be in?uenced by society’s choices and governance. The purpose of this book is to provide a new framework for n- ural resource management—a framework based on stewardship of ecosystems for human well-being in a world dominated by unc- tainty and change. The goal of ecosystem stewardship is to respond to and shape change in social-ecological systems in order to s- tain the supply and opportunities for use of ecosystem services by society. The book links recent advances in the theory of resilience, sustainability, and vulnerability with practical issues of ecosystem management and governance. The book is aimed at advanced undergraduates and beginning graduate students of natural resource management as well as professional managers, community leaders, and policy makers with backgrounds in a wide array of d- ciplines, including ecology, policy studies, economics, sociology, and anthropology.

Plant Physiological Ecology

  • Filename: plant-physiological-ecology.
  • ISBN: 0387783415
  • Release Date: 2008-10-08
  • Number of pages: 605
  • Author: Hans Lambers
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media



Box 9E. 1 Continued FIGURE 2. The C–S–R triangle model (Grime 1979). The strategies at the three corners are C, competiti- winning species; S, stress-tolerating s- cies; R,ruderalspecies. Particular species can engage in any mixture of these three primary strategies, and the m- ture is described by their position within the triangle. comment briefly on some other dimensions that Grime’s (1977) triangle (Fig. 2) (see also Sects. 6. 1 are not yet so well understood. and 6. 3 of Chapter 7 on growth and allocation) is a two-dimensional scheme. A C—S axis (Com- tition-winning species to Stress-tolerating spe- Leaf Economics Spectrum cies) reflects adaptation to favorable vs. unfavorable sites for plant growth, and an R- Five traits that are coordinated across species are axis (Ruderal species) reflects adaptation to leaf mass per area (LMA), leaf life-span, leaf N disturbance. concentration, and potential photosynthesis and dark respiration on a mass basis. In the five-trait Trait-Dimensions space,79%ofallvariation worldwideliesalonga single main axis (Fig. 33 of Chapter 2A on photo- A recent trend in plant strategy thinking has synthesis; Wright et al. 2004). Species with low been trait-dimensions, that is, spectra of varia- LMA tend to have short leaf life-spans, high leaf tion with respect to measurable traits. Compared nutrient concentrations, and high potential rates of mass-based photosynthesis. These species with category schemes, such as Raunkiaer’s, trait occur at the ‘‘quick-return’’ end of the leaf e- dimensions have the merit of capturing cont- nomics spectrum.

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