Description

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.

 

Key Features

  • Updates and informs the reader on the latest research findings
  • Written by leading experts in the field
  • Highlights areas for future investigation

Readership

Ecologists, environmentalists

Table of Contents

Series Page

Contributors

Preface: Editorial Commentary: The Potential for Network Approaches to Improve Knowledge, Understanding, and Prediction of the Structure and Functioning of Agricultural Systems

Acknowledgements

References

Chapter One. Networking Agroecology: Integrating the Diversity of Agroecosystem Interactions

Abstract

1 Introduction

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

6 Conclusion

References

Glossary

Chapter Two. Connecting the Green and Brown Worlds: Allometric and Stoichiometric Predictability of Above- and Below-Ground Networks

Abstract

Abbreviations

1 Introduction

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?

Acknowledgements

References

Chapter Three. Empirically Characterising Trophic Networks: What Emerging DNA-Based Methods, Stable Isotope and Fatty Acid Analyses Can Offer

Abstract

1 Introduction

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?

Acknowledgements

References

Glossary

Chapter Four. Construction and Validation of Food Webs Using Logic-Based Machine Learning and Text Mining

Abstract

1 Introduction

2 Methods

Details

No. of pages:
524
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2013
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
Print ISBN:
9780124200029
Electronic ISBN:
9780124200074