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Enclosed Experimental Ecosystems and Scale

Tools for Understanding and Managing Coastal Ecosystems

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

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  • Color illustrations throughout
  • A unique reference for those who work with experimental ecosystems
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About this Textbook

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.

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From the reviews:

"This gem of a book deals with both experimentation and theory as applied to the ecology of coastal systems, covering broad scales of space, time, and complexity. … The work’s prose is succinct and clear, and the figures are abundant and beautifully rendered with lots of color. This comprehensive, practical guide will be valuable to students and researchers who are studying or managing coastal ecosystems. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduate through professional collections." (P. R. Pinet, Choice, Vol. 47 (1), September, 2009)

“It provides a nice practical guide for mesocosm users, and would thus be a worth-while purchase for ecologists planning mesocosm experiments, especially in temperate coastal systems. … offers plenty of material to interest even the most seasoned mesocosm user. … The use of nontechnical language, lucid illustrations, and a summary style render the volume imminently readable for levels ranging from keen undergraduates planning to honors project to experienced professional ecologists.” (John N. Griffin and Brian R. Silliman, The Quarterly Review of Biology, Vol. 85 (3), September, 2010)


Table of contents (4 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Petersen, J.E. (et al.)

    Pages 1-41

  • Designing Experimental Ecosystem Studies

    Petersen, J.E. (et al.)

    Pages 43-131

  • Tools for Design and Analysis of Experiments

    Petersen, J.E. (et al.)

    Pages 133-170

  • Management Applications

    Petersen, J.E. (et al.)

    Pages 171-215

Buy this book

eBook $44.99
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  • ISBN 978-0-387-76767-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $129.00
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  • ISBN 978-0-387-76766-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $59.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-0-387-76768-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Enclosed Experimental Ecosystems and Scale
Book Subtitle
Tools for Understanding and Managing Coastal Ecosystems
Editors
  • John E. Petersen
  • Victor S. Kennedy
  • William C. Dennison
  • W. Michael Kemp
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag New York
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-76767-3
DOI
10.1007/978-0-387-76767-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-76766-6
Softcover ISBN
978-0-387-76768-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 222
Number of Illustrations and Tables
248 b/w illustrations, 152 illustrations in colour
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