Biodiversity and Ecosystem Function / Edition 1

Biodiversity and Ecosystem Function / Edition 1

by Ernst-Detlef Schulze
     
 

With the accelerating loss of biodiversity there is increasing concern about how this loss may be affecting ecosystem processes, or services, that are of benefit to human well being. The limited studies that address the principal question directly, species numbers versus system function, are evaluated. Moreover, the degree of redundancy within systems, the ubiquity

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With the accelerating loss of biodiversity there is increasing concern about how this loss may be affecting ecosystem processes, or services, that are of benefit to human well being. The limited studies that address the principal question directly, species numbers versus system function, are evaluated. Moreover, the degree of redundancy within systems, the ubiquity of keystone species, the tightness of species interactions from mutualisms to food webs, the resilience of systems to perturbation, the interactions of landscape units are explored, as is also how policy decisions are driven in this research area.
This book brings together the disciplines of population biology and ecoysystem science, both directed toward evaluating the consequences of human-driven disruptions of natural systems.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783540581031
Publisher:
Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication date:
07/26/1994
Series:
Springer Study Edition Series
Edition description:
1st ed. 1993. 2nd printing 1994
Pages:
525
Product dimensions:
1.14(w) x 6.14(h) x 9.21(d)

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