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Trophic Ecology

1st Edition

By James E. Garvey, Matt Whiles

CRC Press

379 pages | 186 B/W Illus.

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Description

This bookis a bridge between ecological paradigms – organismal/community approaches to food web dynamics and ecosystem-level approaches to production. The unification of organismal, community, and ecosystem approaches in ecology is emerging due to the growing availability of new techniques for assessing trophic interactions and their implications for ecosystems. Trophic Ecology is a formal text for both newcomers to the discipline as well as seasoned professionals looking for new ideas and refreshers on old topics. A wide range of topics are explained including autotrophy, heterotrophy, omnivory, decomposition, foraging behavior and theory, trophic cascades, bioenergetics, and production. The audience is upper-level undergraduate students and entry-level graduate students interested in autecological, organismal approaches to ecology, community and ecosystem ecology. It is also a reference text for instructors teaching upper-division courses, providing examples from the literature, quantitative approaches to teach, and new hypotheses yet to be fully tested by ecologists.

Table of Contents

Introduction and History of Trophic Ecology

James E. Garvey & Matt Whiles

Trophic Pyramids and Trophic Level

James E. Garvey & Matt Whiles

Scavenging and Decomposition

James E. Garvey & Matt Whiles  

Foraging in Patches

James E. Garvey & Matt Whiles

Predation

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Prey

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Analyzing Diets

James E. Garvey & Matt Whiles

Bioenergetics, Ecosystem Metabolism, and Metabolic Theory

James E. Garvey & Matt Whiles

Consumption and Nutrition

James E. Garvey & Matt Whiles

Food Webs

James E. Garvey & Matt Whiles

Secondary Production

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Nutrient Dynamics and Stoichiometry

James E. Garvey & Matt Whiles

Elements and Isotopes as Tracers

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Use and Importance of Lipids

James E. Garvey & Matt Whiles

Synthesis for Trophic Ecology

James E. Garvey & Matt Whiles

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
NAT010000
NATURE / Ecology
SCI027000
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Evolution
SCI086000
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / General