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1st Edition

Trophic Ecology

ISBN 9780367138653
Published January 11, 2019 by CRC Press
393 Pages 186 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This book is a bridge between organismal/community approaches to food web dynamics and ecosystem-level approaches to production. It explains topics including autotrophy, heterotrophy, omnivory, decomposition, foraging behavior and theory, trophic cascades, bioenergetics, and production.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction and History of Trophic Ecology Concepts and Patterns 2. Trophic Pyramids and Trophic Levels 3. Scavenging and Decomposition Mechanisms at the organismal Scale 4. Foraging in Patches 5. Predation 6. Prey Diet Data, Modeling, and Energetics Approaches 7. Analyzing Diets 8. Bioenergetics, Ecosystem Metabolism, and Metabolic Theory 9. Consumption and Nutrition Community and ecosystem concepts 10. Food Webs 11. Secondary Production Quantifying Material Flux and Synthesis 12. Nutrient Dynamics and Stoichiometry 13. Elements and Isotopes as Tracers 14. Use and Importance of Lipids in Trophic Ecology 15. Synthesis for Trophic Ecology

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Jim Garvey is a Professor of Ecology in the Department of Zoology at Southern Illinois University. He has written more than 100

peer-reviewed articles, book chapters, popular articles, and reviews on the ecology of freshwater, with a focus on the trophic

ecology of organisms. Two peer-reviewed book chapters he has written, one in the textbook Analysis and Interpretation of

Freshwater Fisheries Data and the other in the textbook Fisheries Techniques, focus on the collection and analysis of trophic

ecology data. This book, co-authored with ecologist Matt Whiles, is a way to expand on the chapters he has already written to a

general ecological audience and to introduce beginning ecologists of the complexity of trophic ecology and how it may be

approached at all levels of ecological organization.