Principles of Terrestrial Ecosystem Ecology / Edition 1

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Overview

Featuring review questions at the end of each chapter, suggestions for recommended reading, and a glossary of ecological terms, Principles of Terrestrial Ecosystem Ecology will be an important text suitable for use in all courses on ecosystem ecology. Resource managers, land use managers, and researchers will also welcome its thorough presentation of ecosystem essentials.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780387954431
  • Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York, LLC
  • Publication date: 8/12/2002
  • Edition description: 1st ed. 2002. Corr. 2nd printing
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 450
  • Sales rank: 1,070,223
  • Product dimensions: 7.04 (w) x 9.94 (h) x 0.84 (d)

Table of Contents

I. CONTEXT
• The Ecosystem Concept
• Earth's Climate System
• Geology and Soils
• II. MECHANISMS
• Terrestrial Water and Energy Balance
• Carbon Input to Terrestrial Ecosystems
• Terrestrial Production Processes
• Terrestrial Decomposition
• Terrestrial Plant Nutrient Use
• Terrestrial Nutrient Cycling
• Aquatic Carbon and Nutrient Cycling
• Trophic Dynamics
• Community Effects on Ecosystem Processes
• III. PATTERNS
• Temporal Dynamics
• Landscape Heterogeneity and Ecosystem Dynamics
• IV. INTEGRATION
• Global Biogeochemical Cycles
• Managing and Sustaining Ecosystem
• Abbreviations
• Glossary
• References
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