The Peter Yodzis Fundamental Ecology Series

From Energetics to Ecosystems: The Dynamics and Structure of Ecological Systems

Editors: Rooney, N., McCann, K.S., Noakes, D.L.G. (Eds.)

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Ecosystems are complex and enigmatic entities that are ultimately our life support systems. Understanding these systems to the point of being able to predict their behaviour in the face of perturbations requires that researchers adopt a number of strategies that vary in both approach and scale. This book, in a sense, is representative of some of the developments that have unfolded when math and physics met ecology. Here, some of the world’s leading ecologists examine ecosystems from theoretical, experimental, and empirical viewpoints, from energetics to ecosystems. The book begins with simplifying and synthesizing nature’s complex relationships. It then moves on to explore the mapping between food web structure and function and ends with the role of theory in integrating different research areas. From the breadth of systems analyzed to the rigor of approaches taken, this book is not only a useful resource for students and researchers in ecology, but also serves as a fitting tribute to the life and work of Peter Yodzis.

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"The book presents a baker’s dozen of chapters by an impressive list of researchers in the field. … most papers revolve around mathematical analyses of complex systems, emphasizing generalities all the while ensuring relevance to the field. … In addition to making valuable contributions to research, therefore, the book also could serve as a text for graduate students in ecology wishing to bolster their background in theory." (P. A. Rossignol, Environmental Biology of Fishes, Vol. 83, 2008)


Table of contents (3 chapters)

  • A Process-Oriented Approach to the Multispecies Functional Response

    Mariano Koen-Alonso

    Pages 1-36

  • Food Webs, Body Size and the Curse of the Latin Binomial

    Dave Raffaelli

    Pages 53-64

  • Heteroclinic Cycles in the Rain Forest: Insights from Complex Dynamics

    John Vandermeer

    Pages 127-155

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eBook $169.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
From Energetics to Ecosystems: The Dynamics and Structure of Ecological Systems
Editors
  • N. Rooney
  • K.S. McCann
  • D.L.G. Noakes
Series Title
The Peter Yodzis Fundamental Ecology Series
Series Volume
1
Copyright
2007
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-5337-5
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-5337-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-5336-8
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-7347-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 266
Topics