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Handbook of Ecosystem Theories and Management

1st Edition

Edited by Felix Muller

CRC Press

600 pages

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As part of the Environmental and Ecological Modeling Handbooks series, the Handbook of Ecosystem Theories and Management provides a comprehensive overview of ecosystem theory and the tools - ecological engineering, ecological modeling, ecotoxicology and ecological economics -to manage these systems.

The book is laid out to provide a summary or survey of each topic, using many tables and figures. Concepts, definitions, important findings, basic hypotheses, important correlations between theories and observation with illustrative graphs are included.

The comprehensive treatment of ecosystem theory and application of theoretical tools, and the integration of classical theory and real world examples, sets this book apart. It covers newly emerging topical areas as well as nontraditional topical areas (i.e. chaos) that will interest professionals trained in previous decades and enlighten those now entering into formal training. The general approach taken by the authors makes this an essential reference and handbook for professionals and students.

Table of Contents

Preface

Fundamentals and Empirical Foundations

Ecosystems as Complex Systems, S.E. Jørgensen and F. Müller

Ecosystem Structure, F. Galley

Ecosystems as Functional Entities, F. Müller and W. Windhorst

Uncertainty in Ecology and Ecological Modeling, B. Breckling and Q. Dong

Fundamentals of Ecosystem Theory from General Systems Analysis, A. Gnauck

Ecosystem Research, O. Fränzle

Ecological Modeling: Systems Analysis and Simulation, W. Grant, E.K. Pedersen, and S.L. Marin

Different Approaches in Recent Ecosystem Theory

A General Outline of Thermodynamic Approached to Ecosystem Theory, S.E. Jørgensen

Ecosystems as Self-Organizing Holarchic Open Systems: Narratives and the Second Law of Thermodynamics, J.Kay

The Tentative Fourth Law of Thermodynamics, S.E. Jørgensen

Ecosystems as Subjects of Self-Organizing Processes, F. Müller and S.N. Nielsen

Emergent Properties of Ecosystems, S.N. Nielsen and F. Müller

Ecosystems as Information Systems, S.N. Nielsen

Ecosystems as Cybernetic Systems, S.E. Jørgensen and M. Straskraba

Ecosystems as Hierarchical Systems, S.Hári and F. Müller

Ecosystems as Energetic Systems, H.T. Odum, M.T. Brown, and S. Ulgiati

Ascendancy: A Measure of Ecosystem Performance, R.E. Ulanowicz

Ecosystems as Dynamic Networks, C. Pahl-Wostl

Ecosystem Theory: Network Environ Analysis, B.D. Fath and B.C. Patten

Stability Concepts in Ecology, Y. Svirezhev

Resilience in Ecological Systems, L.H. Gunderson, C.S. Holling, and G.D. Peterson

Continuity and Discontinuity in Ecological Systems, G. Bendoricchio

Ecosystems as Chaotic Systems, S.E. Jørgensen

Ecosystems as States of Ecological Successions, K. Dierssen

Ecosystems on the Landscape: The Role of Space in Ecosystem Theory, R.V. O'Neill

Towards a Unifying Theory, S.E. Jørgensen and F. Müller

Application of Ecosystem Theoretical Aspects

Conservation Biology, K. Dierssen

Applications of Ecological Theory and Modeling to Assess Ecosystem Health, D. Rapport and R. Moll

Hedging Our Bets: The Utility of Ecological Integrity, J. Barkmann and W. Windhorst

Sustainability: Application of Systems Theoretical Aspects to Societal Development, H. Bossel

Ecological Engineering, S.E. Jørgensen and W. Mitsch

Ecosystems and Economic Theories in Ecological Economics, R. Costanza, C. Cleveland, and C. Perrings

Ecological Orientors: A Path to Environmental Applications of Ecosystem Theories, F. Müller and S.E. Jørgensen

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCI020000
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Ecology
TEC010000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Environmental / General