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The structure of ecosystems

by Bruce Hannon

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Published by Energy Research Group, Center for Advanced Computation, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in Urbana, IL .
Written in English


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Includes bibliographies.

Statementby Bruce Hannon
SeriesCAC document -- no. 77
The Physical Object
Pagination6 leaves ;
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25320065M
OCLC/WorldCa793104950

  concept of an ecosystem – structure and function of an ecosystem – producers, consumers and decomposers-Oxygen cycle and Nitrogen cycle – energy flow in the ecosystem – ecological succession processes – Introduction, types, characteristic features, structure and function of the (a) forest ecosystem (b) grassland ecosystem (c) desert ecosystem (d) aquatic ecosystems .   Ecology and Ecosystem Conservation provides students and other readers with a basic understanding of the fundamental principles of ecological science and their applications, offering an essential overview of the way ecology can be used to devise strategies to conserve the health and functioning of ecosystems. The book begins by exploring the 4/5(1).

Ecosystems exist on land, at sea, in the air, and underground. Different ways of modeling ecosystems are necessary to understand how environmental disturbances will affect ecosystem structure and dynamics. Conceptual models are useful to show the general relationships between organisms and the flow of materials or energy between them.   And yet diseases sometimes serve to maintain the structure and function of the ecosystems on which humans depend. Gathering thirteen essays by forty leading experts who convened at the Cary Conference at the Institute of Ecosystem Studies in , this book develops an integrated framework for understanding where these diseases come from, what Reviews: 2.

This book, in a sense, is representative of some of the developments that have unfolded when math and physics met ecology. Here, some of the world’s leading ecologists examine ecosystems from theoretical, experimental, and empirical viewpoints, from energetics to ecosystems. structure and function of aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems in the US and identifies mechanisms for those impacts † Rising temperature, changes in seasonality, increased frequency and magnitude of extreme events, and acceleration of the hydrologic cycle will shift ecosystem types, process rates, and connections to other ecosystems, often.


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