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Handbook of ecosystem theories and management /

Other Authors: Jørgensen, Sven Erik, 1934-, Müller, Felix, 1954-
Format: Book
Language: English
Published: Lewis Publishers, 2000
Series: Environmental and ecological modeling.
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SUMMARY

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

S.E. Jørgensen and F. MüllerF. GalleyF. Müller and W. WindhorstB. Breckling and Q. DongA. GnauckO. FränzleW. Grant and E.K. Pedersen and S.L. MarinS.E. JørgensenJ.KayS.E. JørgensenF. Müller and S.N. NielsenS.N. Nielsen and F. MüllerS.N. NielsenS.E. Jørgensen and M. StraskrabaS.Hári and F. MüllerH.T. Odum and M.T. Brown and S. UlgiatiR.E. UlanowiczC. Pahl-WostlB.D. Fath and B.C. PattenY. SvirezhevL.H. Gunderson and C.S. Holling and G.D. PetersonG. BendoricchioS.E. JørgensenK. DierssenR.V. O'NeillS.E. Jørgensen and F. MüllerK. DierssenD. Rapport and R. MollJ. Barkmann and W. WindhorstH. BosselS.E. Jørgensen and W. MitschR. Costanza and C. Cleveland and C. PerringsF. Müller and S.E. Jørgensen
Preface
Fundamentals and Empirical Foundations
Ecosystems as Complex Systems
Ecosystem Structure
Ecosystems as Functional Entities
Uncertainty in Ecology and Ecological Modeling
Fundamentals of Ecosystem Theory from General Systems Analysis
Ecosystem Research
Ecological Modeling: Systems Analysis and Simulation
Different Approaches in Recent Ecosystem Theory
A General Outline of Thermodynamic Approached to Ecosystem Theory
Ecosystems as Self-Organizing Holarchic Open Systems: Narratives and the Second Law of Thermodynamics
The Tentative Fourth Law of Thermodynamics
Ecosystems as Subjects of Self-Organizing Processes
Emergent Properties of Ecosystems
Ecosystems as Information Systems
Ecosystems as Cybernetic Systems
Ecosystems as Hierarchical Systems
Ecosystems as Energetic Systems
Ascendancy: A Measure of Ecosystem Performance
Ecosystems as Dynamic Networks
Ecosystem Theory: Network Environ Analysis
Stability Concepts in Ecology
Resilience in Ecological Systems
Continuity and Discontinuity in Ecological Systems
Ecosystems as Chaotic Systems
Ecosystems as States of Ecological Successions
Ecosystems on the Landscape: The Role of Space in Ecosystem Theory
Towards a Unifying Theory
Application of Ecosystem Theoretical Aspects
Conservation Biology
Applications of Ecological Theory and Modeling to Assess Ecosystem Health
Hedging Our Bets: The Utility of Ecological Integrity
Sustainability: Application of Systems Theoretical Aspects to Societal Development
Ecological Engineering
Ecosystems and Economic Theories in Ecological Economics
Ecological Orientors: A Path to Environmental Applications of Ecosystem Theories


AUTHOR NOTES

Barkmann, Jan: Ecology Center, University of Kiel, Germany.
Bendoricchio, Giuseppe: Department of Process Chemistry and Engineering, University of Padova, Italy.
Bossel, Hartmut: Zierenberg, Germany.
Breckling, Broder: Ecology Center, University of Kiel, Germany.
Brown, M.T.: Environmental Engineering Sciences and Center for Wetlands, University of Florida Gainesville.
Cleveland, Cutler: Center for Energy and Environmental Studies, Boston University, Massachusetts.
Costanza, Robert: Institute for Ecological Economics, University of Maryland, Solomons.
Dierssen, Klaus: Institute of Botany, University of Kiel, Germany.
Dong, Quang: South East Environmental Research Program, Florida International University, Miami.
Fath, Brian: Institute of Ecology, University of Georgia, Athens.
Franzle, Otto: Institute of Geography, University of Kiel, Germany.
Gnauck, Albrecht: Institute of Ecosystems and Environmental Informatics, Technical University of Cottbus, Germany.
Golley, Frank: Institute of Ecology, University of Georgia, Athens.
Grant, W.E.: Dept. Of Wildlife and Fishery Services, Texas AandM University, College Station.
Gunderson, L.H.: Department of Zoology, University of Florida, Gainesville.
Hari, Stefanie: Ecology Center, University of Kiel, Germany.
Holling, C.S.: Department of Zoology, University of Florida, Gainesville.
Jorgensen, Seven. E.: Royal Danish School for Pharmacy, Department of Environmental Chemistry, Copenhagen, Denmark.
Kay, James: Environmental and Resource Studies, University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.
Marin, S.L.: Dept. Of Wildlife and Fishery Services, Texas AandM University, College Station.
Mitsch, W.: School of Natural Resources, Ohio State University, Columbus.
Moll, R.H.H.: Statistics Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
Muller, Felix: Ecology Center, University of Kiel, Germany.
Nielsen, Soren N.: Royal Danish School for Pharmacy, Department of Environmental Chemistry, Copenhagen, Denmark.
Odum, H.T.: Environmental Engineering Sciences, University of Florida, Gainesville.
O'Neill, Robert, V.: Environmental Sciences Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Tennessee.
Pahl-Wostl, C.: EAWAG, Switzerland.
Patten, Bernard C.: Department of Zoology and Institute of Ecology, University of Georgia, Athens.
Pedersen, E.K.: Dept. Of Wildlife and Fishery Services, Texas AandM University, College Station.
Perrings, Charles: Environmental Economics and Environmental Economics, University of York, UK.
Peterson, G.D.: Department of Zoology and Institute of Ecology, University of Georgia, Athens.
Rapport, D. J.: Faculty of Environmental Sciences, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada.
Straskraba, M.: Biomathematical Laboratory, Biological Research Centre, Czech Academy of Science, The Czech Republic.
Svirezhev, Yuri: PIK - Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Potsdam, Germany.
Ulgiati, S.: Department of Chemistry, University of Sienna, Italy.
Ulanowicz, Robert E.: Chesapeake Biological Laboratory, University of Maryland, Solomons.
Windhorst, Wilhelm: Ecology Center, University of Kiel, Germany.


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