The Mosaic-Cycle Concept of Ecosystems

The Mosaic-Cycle Concept of Ecosystems

by Hermann Remmert

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Eight papers delivered at a symposium in Bad Homburg, Germany (no date given) explore an emerging concept that an ecosystem can be seen as a continuing cyclical succession, the various parts of which, being in different phases of the cycle, maintain a state of balance for the system as a whole. The topics include a mathematical model demonstrating that an ecosystem is much less sensitive to external disturbance than is generally believed, and applications of the concept to Pacific forests, marine benthos, neotropical forest birds, small mammals, phytoplankton, and arid and semi-arid regions in Namibia. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

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Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication date:
Ecological Studies Series, #85
Edition description:
Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1991
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.39(d)

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