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Integration of ecosystem theories a pattern

By: Jorgensen, Sven Erik
Material type: TextTextLanguage: English Series: Ecology EnvironmentPublisher: London Kluwer Academic Publishers 2002Edition: 3Description: XIII, 420 p. 23ISBN: 1-4020-0755-8, 978-1-4020-0651-2Subject(s): Ecology | Evolutionary Biology | Developmental Biology | Physical ChemistryOnline resources: Click here to access online
Contents:
pte.1. Introduction recent trends in science -- pte.2. Do we need a new holistic ecology? -- pte.3. Models in ecology -- pte.4. Energy and ecology -- pte.5. Entropy and ecology -- pte.6. Exergy and ecology -- pte.7. Network and hierarchical concepts of ecosystems -- pte.8. Utility theory indirect effect and ascendancy -- pte.9. Catastrophe theory and ecology -- pte.10. Chaos fractals and ecology -- pte.11. Ecosystem health -- pte.12. Development of ecosystems -- pte.13. Dynamics of ecosystems -- pte.14. Goal functions ecological indicators and orientors -- pte.15. A tentative patter of ecosystem theories -- pte.16. Towards a consistent ecosystem theory -- pte.17. Epilogue -- Appendix 1 definitions of concepts -- References -- Index
Summary: The book presents an integration of existing ecosystem theories in such a comprehensive way as to enable a full ecological and theoretical pattern to be presented. It shows that ecosystems and their reactions may be understood, provided that all basic systems ecology is applied to different aspects of the properties of ecosystems. Since the publication of the previous two editions of this book, ongoing research and discussions on an international scale have greatly clarified and enhanced this pattern. This progress is presented as Chapter 16 in this new, third edition. It is shown that the integrated ecosystem theory presented can be applied to explain various ecological observations and rules.
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pte.1. Introduction recent trends in science -- pte.2. Do we need a new holistic ecology? -- pte.3. Models in ecology -- pte.4. Energy and ecology -- pte.5. Entropy and ecology -- pte.6. Exergy and ecology -- pte.7. Network and hierarchical concepts of ecosystems -- pte.8. Utility theory indirect effect and ascendancy -- pte.9. Catastrophe theory and ecology -- pte.10. Chaos fractals and ecology -- pte.11. Ecosystem health -- pte.12. Development of ecosystems -- pte.13. Dynamics of ecosystems -- pte.14. Goal functions ecological indicators and orientors -- pte.15. A tentative patter of ecosystem theories -- pte.16. Towards a consistent ecosystem theory -- pte.17. Epilogue -- Appendix 1 definitions of concepts -- References -- Index

The book presents an integration of existing ecosystem theories in such a comprehensive way as to enable a full ecological and theoretical pattern to be presented. It shows that ecosystems and their reactions may be understood, provided that all basic systems ecology is applied to different aspects of the properties of ecosystems. Since the publication of the previous two editions of this book, ongoing research and discussions on an international scale have greatly clarified and enhanced this pattern. This progress is presented as Chapter 16 in this new, third edition. It is shown that the integrated ecosystem theory presented can be applied to explain various ecological observations and rules.

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