Description

This thematic volume represents an important and exciting benchmark in the study of food webs and other ecological networks, synthesizing and showcasing current research and highlighting future directions for the development of the field.

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, terrestrial ecologists

Table of Contents

  1. Temporal variability in predator-prey relationships of a forest floor food web
  2. Manipulating interaction strengths and the consequences for trivariate patterns in a marine food web
  3. Complexity, topology and diversity of natural food webs
  4. Mutualistic networks
  5. Ecological networks in a changing climate

Details

No. of pages:
454
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2010
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
Electronic ISBN:
9780123813640
Print ISBN:
9780123813633
Print ISBN:
9780323165754

About the serial-volume-editor

Guy Woodward

Guy Woodward is Professor of Ecology in the Department of Life Sciences at Imperial College London and Series Editor for Advances in Ecological Research. He has authored over 100 peer-reviewed publications, including recent papers in Nature, Science and Nature Climate Change, with a strong emphasis on understanding and predicting how aquatic ecosystems and food webs respond to a wide range of biotic and abiotic stressors, including climate change, chemical pollution, habitat degradation and invasive species. Much of this work covers multiple scales in space and time and also a range of organisational levels - from genes to ecosystems. His research group and ongoing collaborations span the natural and social sciences, reflecting the need for multidisciplinary approaches for addressing the environmental challenges of the 21st Century.