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The theme of this volume is to discuss the Ecological Networks in an Agricultural World. The volume covers important topics such Networking Agroecology, Construction and Validation of Food-webs using Logic-based Machine Learning and Text-mining and Eco-evolutionary dynamics in agricultural networks.
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Preface: Editorial Commentary: The Potential for Network Approaches to Improve Knowledge, Understanding, and Prediction of the Structure and Functioning of Agricultural Systems
Chapter One. Networking Agroecology: Integrating the Diversity of Agroecosystem Interactions
2 What is a Network?
3 The Agricultural Landscape as a Network of Agricultural, Semi-natural and Natural Habitats
4 Linking Structure, Functioning and Services
5 Evaluating and Predicting Ecosystem Change
Chapter Two. Connecting the Green and Brown Worlds: Allometric and Stoichiometric Predictability of Above- and Below-Ground Networks
2 Aims and Rationale
3 Can a Stoichiometrically Explicit First Trophic Level Be Parameterised?
4 The Advantages of Stoichiometric Plasticity
5 Constrained Resources, Isotopic Signatures and Networks
6 Antagonism Above, Mutualism Below: Nature or Agriculture?
7 Scaling Stoichiometry Provides a Bridge to Ecosystem Processes
8 Be Explicit: Can We Reach a Consensus?
Chapter Three. Empirically Characterising Trophic Networks: What Emerging DNA-Based Methods, Stable Isotope and Fatty Acid Analyses Can Offer
2 Molecular Approaches to Analyse Trophic Interactions
3 Stable Isotope Analysis
4 Fatty Acid Analysis
5 Which Approach to Choose, How to Start and How to Interpret the Data?
Chapter Four. Construction and Validation of Food Webs Using Logic-Based Machine Learning and Text Mining
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- 2nd December 2013
- Academic Press
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