Linking Species & Ecosystems

Authors: Jones, Clive, Lawton, John H.

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I was asked to introduce this volume by examining "why a knowledge of ecosys­ tem functioning can contribute to understanding species activities, dynamics, and assemblages." I have found it surprisingly difficult to address this topic. On the one hand, the answer is very simple and general: because all species live in ecosystems, they are part of and dependent on ecosystem processes. It is impossible to understand the abundance and distribution of populations and the species diversity and composition of communities without a knowledge of their abiotic and biotic environments and of the fluxes of energy and mat­ ter through the ecosystems of which they are a part. But everyone knows this. It is what ecology is all about (e.g., Likens, 1992). It is why the discipline has retained its integrity and thrived, despite a sometimes distressing degree of bickering and chauvinism among its various subdisciplines: physiological, be­ havioral, population, community, and ecosystem ecology.

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...this is an excellent book and an important contribution in bridging two major sub-disciplines of ecology: population /community ecology and ecosystem ecology. Webber State University

Table of contents (31 chapters)

  • Why Link Species and Ecosystems? A Perspective from Ecosystem Ecology

    Grimm, Nancy B.

    Pages 5-15

  • Organisms and Species as Complex Adaptive Systems: Linking the Biology of Populations with the Physics of Ecosystems

    Brown, James H.

    Pages 16-24

  • Bioturbators as Ecosystem Engineers: Control of the Sediment Fabric, Inter-Individual Interactions, and Material Fluxes

    Levinton, Jeffrey

    Pages 29-36

  • Biogeochemical Processes and Marine Benthic Community Structure: Which Follows Which?

    Giblin, Anne E. (et al.)

    Pages 37-44

  • Marine Snow: What It Is and How It Affects Ecosystem Functioning

    Silver, M. W. (et al.)

    Pages 45-51

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Linking Species & Ecosystems
Authors
Copyright
1995
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-1-4615-1773-3
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4615-1773-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-412-04801-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4613-5714-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 387
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