Handbook of Ecosystem Theories and Management

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Felix Muller
CRC Press, Feb 10, 2000 - Technology & Engineering - 600 pages
As part of the Environmental and Ecological Modeling Handbooks series, the Handbook of Ecosystem Theories and Management provides a comprehensive overview of ecosystem theory and the tools - ecological engineering, ecological modeling, ecotoxicology and ecological economics -to manage these systems.
The book is laid out to provide a summary or survey of each topic, using many tables and figures. Concepts, definitions, important findings, basic hypotheses, important correlations between theories and observation with illustrative graphs are included.
The comprehensive treatment of ecosystem theory and application of theoretical tools, and the integration of classical theory and real world examples, sets this book apart. It covers newly emerging topical areas as well as nontraditional topical areas (i.e. chaos) that will interest professionals trained in previous decades and enlighten those now entering into formal training. The general approach taken by the authors makes this an essential reference and handbook for professionals and students.
 

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Contents

Preface
3
List of Contributors
30
CONTENTS
36
Patten Bernard C
64
Pedersen E
80
Grant W
109
Different Approaches in Recent Ecosystem Theory
111
Brown M
301
3 Continuity and Discontinuity in Ecological Systems
395
4 Ecosystems as Chaotic Systems
411
5 Ecosystems as States of Ecological Successions
427
Marin S L
458
Towards a Unifying Theory
465
Application of Ecosystem Theoretical Aspects
473
Moll R H
487
Rapport D
495

Perrings Charles
315
1 Stability Concepts in Ecology
361
2 Resilience in Ecological Systems
385
Gunderson L
393
Peterson G D
394
Straskraba M
546
ONeill Robert V
555
Index
577
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