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.

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



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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

Ecological Climatology

  • Filename: ecological-climatology.
  • ISBN: 0521804760
  • Release Date: 2002-06-13
  • Number of pages: 678
  • Author: Gordon B. Bonan
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press



Climate change and land-use are typically seen as independent environmental research problems. The causes of climate change are the venue of atmospheric scientists who describe climate change in light of various forcings: greenhouse gases, volcanic eruptions, and oceanic circulation. Land-use is the venue of ecologists, who are concerned with how, for example, deforestation affects biodiversity and biogeochemical cycles. This book integrates these two lines of study to present the idea that how people use land and alter the natural vegetation cover is also a significant feedback within the climate system.

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

Spiders in Ecological Webs

  • Filename: spiders-in-ecological-webs.
  • ISBN: 052131061X
  • Release Date: 1995-01-26
  • Number of pages: 328
  • Author: David H. Wise
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press



A critical evaluation of the role of field experimentation in population and community ecology.

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.

Forest Fires

  • Filename: forest-fires.
  • ISBN: 0080506747
  • Release Date: 2001-03-01
  • Number of pages: 594
  • Author: Edward A. Johnson
  • Publisher: Academic Press



Even before the myth of Prometheus, fire played a crucial ecological role around the world. Numerous plant communities depend on fire to generate species diversity in both time and space. Without fire such ecosystems would become sterile monocultures. Recent efforts to prohibit fire in fire dependent communities have contributed to more intense and more damaging fires. For these reasons, foresters, ecologists, land managers, geographers, and environmental scientists are interested in the behavior and ecological effects of fires. This book will be the first to focus on the chemistry and physics of fire as it relates to the ways in which fire behaves and the impacts it has on ecosystem function. Leading international contributors have been recruited by the editors to prepare a didactic text/reference that will appeal to both advanced students and practicing professionals.

Nitrogen in terrestrial ecosystems

  • Filename: nitrogen-in-terrestrial-ecosystems.
  • ISBN: 354051807X
  • Release Date: 1991
  • Number of pages: 115
  • Author: Carl Olof Tamm
  • Publisher: Springer



Nitrogen is a key element in ecosystem processes. Aspects of local and global changes in nitrogen in both undisturbed and disturbed conditions are discussed. Environmental changes caused by pollution from nitrogenous compounds and changes in landuse are also described. Organisms, plants, animals and microorganisms are all affecting nitrogen supply. Emphasis is placed on natural and anthropogenic transfer of nitrogen between ecosystems and also on the interaction of nitrogen with other bioelements.

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