Encyclopedia of Ecology - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780444520333, 9780080454054

Encyclopedia of Ecology

1st Edition

Editor-in-Chiefs: S.E. Jorgensen Brian Fath
Hardcover ISBN: 9780444520333
eBook ISBN: 9780080454054
eBook ISBN: 9780080914565
eBook ISBN: 9780080931166
Imprint: Elsevier Science
Published Date: 7th July 2008
Page Count: 3120
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Description

The groundbreaking Encyclopedia of Ecology provides an authoritative and comprehensive coverage of the complete field of ecology, from general to applied. It includes over 500 detailed entries, structured to provide the user with complete coverage of the core knowledge, accessed as intuitively as possible, and heavily cross-referenced. Written by an international team of leading experts, this revolutionary encyclopedia will serve as a one-stop-shop to concise, stand-alone articles to be used as a point of entry for undergraduate students, or as a tool for active researchers looking for the latest information in the field.

Entries cover a range of topics, including:
Behavioral Ecology
Ecological Processes
Ecological Modeling
Ecological Engineering
Ecological Indicators
Ecological Informatics
Ecosystems
Ecotoxicology
Evolutionary Ecology
General Ecology
Global Ecology
Human Ecology
System Ecology

Key Features

  • The first reference work to cover all aspects of ecology, from basic to applied
  • Over 500 concise, stand-alone articles are written by prominent leaders in the field
  • Article text is supported by full-color photos, drawings, tables, and other visual material
  • Fully indexed and cross referenced with detailed references for further study
  • Writing level is suited to both the expert and non-expert
  • Available electronically on ScienceDirect shortly upon publication

Readership

Researchers, professionals and students seeking an authoritative source of information about a particular aspect of general and applied ecology.

Table of Contents

Behavioral Ecology
Ecological Engineering
Ecological Indicators
Ecological Informatics
Ecological Modeling
Ecological Processes
Ecosystems
Ecotoxicology
Evolutionary Ecology
General Ecology
Global Ecology
Human Ecology
System Ecology

Details

No. of pages:
3120
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Elsevier Science 2008
Published:
Imprint:
Elsevier Science
Hardcover ISBN:
9780444520333
eBook ISBN:
9780080454054
eBook ISBN:
9780080914565
eBook ISBN:
9780080931166

About the Editor-in-Chief

S.E. Jorgensen

Affiliations and Expertise

DFH, Miljokemi, Copenhagen, Denmark

Brian Fath

Brian D. Fath is Associate Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at Towson University (MD, USA). He teaches courses in ecosystem ecology, environmental biology, networks, and human ecology and sustainability. Dr. Fath has also taught short-courses on ecological modelling in Portugal, Croatia, and Denmark. Since 2002, he is a regular summer research scientist at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (Austria).

Dr. Fath graduated in 1990 from Miami University (OH) with degrees in Physics and Aeronautics. He completed an M.S. degree in Environmental Science at Ohio State University (1993) and earned a Ph.D. in Ecology from the University of Georgia in 1998. He was a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the University of Georgia (1998-2000) and the U.S. EPA in Cincinnati (2000-2001).

Dr. Fath researches system sustainability using ecological network analysis, integrated environmental assessment, and information theory. He has published research papers in Journal of Theoretical Biology, Ecological Modelling, Biosystems, Ecological Complexity, Environmental Modelling and Software, and Ecosystems. He has co-authored the book A New Ecology: Systems Perspective. Professional Service includes: Associate Editor for the journal Ecological Modelling (since 2005), Associate Editor-in-chief for the Encyclopedia of Ecology, President, North American Chapter of International Society for Ecological Modelling (since 2006), Editorial Board, The Scientific World Journal (2001-present), Editorial Board, International Journal of Ecodynamics (2004-present), Board of Directors, International Environmental Modelling and Software Society (2004-present), Baltimore County Commission on Environmental Quality (2005-present).

Affiliations and Expertise

Towson University, MD, U.S.A.

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