Fundamentals of Ecosystem Science - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9780128127629, 9780128127636

Fundamentals of Ecosystem Science

2nd Edition

Editors: David Strayer Gene Likens
eBook ISBN: 9780128127636
Paperback ISBN: 9780128127629
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st September 2018
Page Count: 410
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Description

Fundamentals of Ecosystem Science, Second Edition provides a solid introduction to modern ecosystem science, covering land, freshwater and marine environments. Ecosystem science is now applied to address a wide range of environmental problems. Written by respected experts, this updated edition covers major concepts of ecosystem science, biogeochemistry and energetics. Case studies written by leading figures in the field offer insight into how adopting an ecosystem approach has helped solve important intellectual and practical problems. For those choosing to use the book in a classroom environment or to further enrich their reading experience, teaching and learning assistance is available at http://store.elsevier.com.

Key Features

  • Offers one of the few books on ecosystems to cover both the aquatic and terrestrial realms
  • Features vignettes throughout the book to give real examples of how an ecosystem approach has and continues to create real change
  • Includes synthesis chapters and case studies to take new information and demonstrate applications
  • Features new coverage on human-environment interactions and biological interactions within the environment

Readership

Managers in ecology, environmental sciences and allied fields. Researchers in allied fields to ecology and environmental sciences like geochemistry, green chemistry, environmental chemistry, geomorphology, sustainability, global change, atmospheric science and conservation biology. Advanced undergraduate, graduate students and faculty in ecology and environmental science

Table of Contents

Introduction to ES

SOCIO-ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS
Ecological Energetics
Primary production
Secondary production
Organic matter decomposition

Biogeochemistry
Element cycling
Carbon
Nitrogen
Phosphorus

INTERACTIONS AMONG BIOGEOCHEMICAL CYCLES
Synthesis
Ecosystem concept
Ecosystem in a heterogeneous world
Controls
BIOTIC CONTROLS on ECOSYSTEMS

Case Studies
Yaqui valley
Lyme disease
Dams
Acid rain
Streams
GEO-ENGINEERING the OCEAN case study

Frontiers

Details

No. of pages:
410
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Academic Press 2019
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
eBook ISBN:
9780128127636
Paperback ISBN:
9780128127629

About the Editor

David Strayer

David Strayer

Dr Strayer is a Freshwater Ecologist whose research is focused on the distribution and roles of freshwater invertebrates. He is currently working on the ecology of the Hudson River and on understanding the controls on distribution and abundance of pearly mussels. He has over 100 publications to date.

Affiliations and Expertise

Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies, Millbrook, NY, USA

Gene Likens

Dr Likens is an Ecologist with expertise in ecosystem ecology, biogeochemistry, acid rain, and human impacts on aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems. His research focuses on the ecology and biogeochemistry of both forest and aquatic ecosystems. He was the co-founder of the Hubbard Brook Ecosystem study which discovered the links between ecosystem function and land-use practices. He and his colleagues were the first to discover acid rain in North America and to document the link between the combustion of fossil fuels and the increase of the acidity of precipitation. He was, in fact, subsequently rewarded with the National Medal of Science for his work in ecology. He has over 300 publications to date.

Affiliations and Expertise

Distinguished Senior Scientist, Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies, Millbrook, NY, USA