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