Encyclopedia of Ecology

Encyclopedia of Ecology

1st Edition - July 7, 2008

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  • Editors-in-Chief: S.E. Jorgensen, Brian Fath
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080914565

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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 EcologyEcological ProcessesEcological ModelingEcological EngineeringEcological IndicatorsEcological InformaticsEcosystemsEcotoxicologyEvolutionary EcologyGeneral EcologyGlobal EcologyHuman EcologySystem 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


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
    Evolutionary Ecology
    General Ecology
    Global Ecology
    Human Ecology
    System Ecology

Product details

  • No. of pages: 3120
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier Science 2008
  • Published: July 7, 2008
  • Imprint: Elsevier Science
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080914565

About the Editors in Chief

S.E. Jorgensen

Affiliations and Expertise

DFH, Miljokemi, Copenhagen, Denmark

Brian Fath

Brian D. Fath is Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at Towson University (Maryland, USA) and Senior Research Scholar at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (Laxenburg, Austria). He has published over 180 research papers, reports, and book chapters on environmental systems modeling, specifically in the areas of network analysis, resilience, and sustainability. He co-authored the books Foundations for Sustainability: A Coherent Framework of Life–Environment Relations (2018) and Flourishing Within Limits to Growth: Following nature’s way (2015). He is also Editor-in-Chief for the journal Ecological Modelling. Dr. Fath was the 2016 recipient of the Prigogine Medal for outstanding work in systems ecology, and held a Fulbright Distinguished Chair at Parthenope University (Naples, Italy) in 2012.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Towson University, MD, USA Senior Research Scholar, Advanced Systems Analysis Program, IIASA, Austria

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