Fundamentals of Ecosystem Science 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 a group of respected experts, this updated edition covers major concepts of ecosystem science, biogeochemistry, and energetics. Case studies are also included, written by leading figures in the field, offering personal insights into how adopting an ecosystem approach has helped to solve important intellectual and practical problems.
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- One of the few books on ecosystems to cover both aquatic and terrestrial
- Vignettes throughout the book give real examples of how an ecosystem approach has and continues to create real change
- Synthesis chapters and case studies help take new information and demonstrate the applications
- New coverage on human-environment interactions and biological interactions within the environment
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
Introduction to ES
Organic matter decomposition
INTERACTIONS AMONG BIOGEOCHEMICAL CYCLES
Ecosystem in a heterogeneous world
BIOTIC CONTROLS on ECOSYSTEMS
GEO-ENGINEERING the OCEAN case study
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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.
Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies, Millbrook, NY, USA
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.
Distinguished Senior Scientist, Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies, Millbrook, NY, USA