Scaling Relations in Experimental Ecology

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Overview

-- Ecology

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780231529044
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • Publication date: 8/14/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 352
  • File size: 22 MB
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Meet the Author

Robert H. Gardner is a professor of environmental science at the Appalachian Laboratory of the University of Maryland's Center for Environmental Studies.

W. Michael Kemp and Victor S. Kennedy are professors at Horn Point Laboratory of the University of Maryland's Center for Environmental Studies.

John E. Peterson is an assistant professor of environmental studies at Oberlin College.


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Table of Contents

I. Background
Scale Dependence and the Problem of Extrapolation: Implications for Experimental & Natural Coastal Ecosystems; W. Michael Kemp, John E. Petersen, Robert H. Gardner
II. Scaling Theory
Understanding the Problem of Scale in Experimental Ecology; John A. Wiens
Spatial Allometry: Theory & Application to Experimental and Natural Aquatic Ecosystems; David C. Schneider
III. Scaling Mesocosms to Nature
Getting it Right and Wrong: Extrapolations Across Experimental Scales; Michael L. Pace
Some Reluctant Ruminations on Scales (and Claws and Teeth) in Marine Mesocosms; Scott Nixon
Evaluating and Modeling Foraging Performance of Planktivorous & Picivorous Fish: Effects of Containment and Issues of Scale; Michael R. Heath & Edward D. Houde
Experimental Validity & Ecological Scale as Criteria for Evaluating Research Programs; Shahid Naeem
IV. Scale & Experiment in Different Ecosystems
Scaling Issues in Experimental Ecology: Fresh Water Systems; Thomas M. Frost, Robert E. Ulanowicz, Steve C. Blomenshine, Timothy F. H. Allen
Terrestrial Perspectives on Issues of Scale in Experimental Ecology; Anthony W. King, Robert H. Gardner, Colleen A. Hatfield, Shahid Naeem, John E. P
Issues of Scale in Land-Margin Ecosystems; Walter R. Boynton, James D. Hagy, and Denise L. Breitburg
Scaling Issues in Marine Experimental Ecosystems: The Role of Patchiness; David L. Scheurer, David C. Schneider, and Lawrence P. Sanford


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