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Ecology
From Ecosystem to Bioshpere
by Christian Leveque

Ecology provides a synthesis of our present knowledge of ecosystem ecology , from local to global.

Features:

  • Presents research methods which are based on research, experiment, and modelling
  • Includes an introduction to the concept of ecosystem
  • Details ecological hierarchies, homogeneity, and heterogeneity
  • Discusses an overview of the global functioning of the biosphere from a historical perspective

Contents

The Natures of Ecology

Elaboration of the Scientific Approach in Ecosystem Ecology

  • Origin and Evolution of the Ecosystem Concept
  • Approaches and Paradigms of Ecosystem Ecology
  • Methods of Studying Ecosystems

Structure and Organization of Ecosystems

  • The System Concept and Attempts to Apply Physical Principles to Ecosystem Ecology
  • Abiotic Factors and Structure and Ecosystems
  • Hierarchies, Levels of Organization and Typology of Ecological Systems
  • Spatial and Temporal Scales and their Consequences
  • Spatial Heterogenity and Temporal Variability

Function of Ecosystems

  • Dynamics of Communities and Ecosystems: From the Balance of Nature to Self-Regulated Systems
  • Matter and Energy Flows in Ecosystems
  • Biological Diversity and Ecosystem Functioning
  • The Biogeochemical Cycles

Global Ecology

  • Global Ecology: Dynamics of the Biosphere
  • The Climatic System and its Variability
  • Biosphere-Atmosphere Interactions and their Consequences for Global Equilibrium
  • Responses of Ecosystems to Climatic Changes: Knowing the Past to Understand the future

Index

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Ecology
From Ecosystem to Bioshpere
by Christian Leveque

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