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Life Sciences - Ecology | Enclosed Experimental Ecosystems and Scale - Tools for Understanding and Managing Coastal Ecosystems

Enclosed Experimental Ecosystems and Scale

Tools for Understanding and Managing Coastal Ecosystems

With contributions by numerous experts

Petersen, J.E., Kennedy, V.S., Dennison, W.C., Kemp, W.M. (Eds.)

2009, X, 222p. 496 illus., 248 illus. in color.

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  • Stand-alone pages designed for quick and easy reference
  • Color illustrations throughout
  • A unique reference for those who work with experimental ecosystems

The environmental challenges now facing humanity, ranging from climate change to urbanization to invasive species to agricultural and industrial pollutants are particularly acute in the coastal zone. Research in this region and in other aquatic ecosystems is complicated by interactions that occur over broad scales of time, space, and ecological complexity. Enclosed experimental ecosystems (mesocosms and microcosms) have become critical research tools because they provide a degree of control not achievable through field experiments. Yet to date, techniques for systematically extrapolating results from small-scale experimental ecosystems to larger, more open, more biodiverse, and more heterogeneous ecosystems in nature have not been well developed. This book is designed to provide scientists, resource managers and students with a comprehensive and practical guide and reference for improving the design and interpretation of research conducted in experimental ecosystems.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Marsh - Sediment - aquatic - coastal - ecology - ecosystem - enclosed ecosystem - environment - estuarine - estuary - experimental ecosystem - mesocosm - microcosm - scale - temperature

Related subjects » Earth System Sciences - Ecology - Environmental Management

Table of contents 

Preface

Introduction and Background: Coastal ecosystems, management, and research.- Concepts of scale in ecology.- Mesocosms and scaling patterns.- Using mesocosms to study the effects of scale.- Designing Experimental Ecosystem Studies:  General principles.- Temporal and spatial scaling.- Mixing and flow.- Materials exchange.- Light.- Walls.- Temperature.- Physical and biological complexity.- Aquatic grasses.- Marshes.- Sediments.- Chemistry.- Tools for Design and Analysis of Experiments: The world is variable.- Dimensional analysis.- Modeling tools.- Applications: Benthic organisms.- Nutrient enrichment and trophic efficiency.- Aquatic grasses, nutrients, and suspended sediments.- Index.

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