Ecosystem Function in Heterogeneous Landscapes

ISBN-10: 038724090X
ISBN-13: 9780387240909
Authors: Gary M. Lovett, Clive G. Jones, Monica G. Turner, Kathleen C. Weathers
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The study of ecosystems, fundamental to ecology, has been complemented by the growing field of landscape ecology. Ecosystem Function in Heterogeneous Landscapes addresses how interactions among ecosystems affect the functioning of individual ecosystems and the larger landscape.nbsp;This groundbreaking synthesis unites ecosystem ecology's knowledge of system function with landscape ecology's knowledge of spatial structure.Practical concerns about scaling up from individual ecosystems to larger landscapes require an understanding of how networks of interacting ecosystems function together.nbsp;The book elucidates the challenges faced by ecosystem scientists working in spatially heterogeneous…    

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John A. Wiens is chief scientist at The Nature Conservancy and past president of the International Association for Landscape Ecology.Michael R. Moss is director of the Canadian Centre for Environmental Education at Royal Roads University in Victoria, British Columbia and past secretary general of the International Association for Landscape Ecology.Monica G. Turner is the Eugene P. Odum Professor of Ecology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and past president of the U.S. chapter of the International Association for Landscape Ecology.David J. Mladenoff is the Beers-Bascom Professor of Conservation and professor of forest ecology and management at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and…    

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Binding: Paperback Publisher: Springer Number of pages: 489 Dimensions: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall Weight: 1.584 lbs. Language: English