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Title:
Handbook of ecosystem theories and management
Author:
Jørgensen, Sven Erik, 1934-
Publication Information:
Boca Raton, Fla. : Lewis Publishers, [2000]

©2000
Physical Description:
584 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781566702539
Format :
Book

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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.


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.


Table of Contents

Preface
Fundamentals and Empirical Foundations
Ecosystems as Complex SystemsS.E. Jørgensen and F. Müller
Ecosystem StructureF. Galley
Ecosystems as Functional EntitiesF. Müller and W. Windhorst
Uncertainty in Ecology and Ecological ModelingB. Breckling and Q. Dong
Fundamentals of Ecosystem Theory from General Systems AnalysisA. Gnauck
Ecosystem ResearchO. Fränzle
Ecological Modeling: Systems Analysis and SimulationW. Grant and E.K. Pedersen and S.L. Marin
Different Approaches in Recent Ecosystem Theory
A General Outline of Thermodynamic Approached to Ecosystem TheoryS.E. Jørgensen
Ecosystems as Self-Organizing Holarchic Open Systems: Narratives and the Second Law of ThermodynamicsJ.Kay
The Tentative Fourth Law of ThermodynamicsS.E. Jørgensen
Ecosystems as Subjects of Self-Organizing ProcessesF. Müller and S.N. Nielsen
Emergent Properties of EcosystemsS.N. Nielsen and F. Müller
Ecosystems as Information SystemsS.N. Nielsen
Ecosystems as Cybernetic SystemsS.E. Jørgensen and M. Straskraba
Ecosystems as Hierarchical SystemsS.Hári and F. Müller
Ecosystems as Energetic SystemsH.T. Odum and M.T. Brown and S. Ulgiati
Ascendancy: A Measure of Ecosystem PerformanceR.E. Ulanowicz
Ecosystems as Dynamic NetworksC. Pahl-Wostl
Ecosystem Theory: Network Environ AnalysisB.D. Fath and B.C. Patten
Stability Concepts in EcologyY. Svirezhev
Resilience in Ecological SystemsL.H. Gunderson and C.S. Holling and G.D. Peterson
Continuity and Discontinuity in Ecological SystemsG. Bendoricchio
Ecosystems as Chaotic SystemsS.E. Jørgensen
Ecosystems as States of Ecological SuccessionsK. Dierssen
Ecosystems on the Landscape: The Role of Space in Ecosystem TheoryR.V. O'Neill
Towards a Unifying TheoryS.E. Jørgensen and F. Müller
Application of Ecosystem Theoretical Aspects
Conservation BiologyK. Dierssen
Applications of Ecological Theory and Modeling to Assess Ecosystem HealthD. Rapport and R. Moll
Hedging Our Bets: The Utility of Ecological IntegrityJ. Barkmann and W. Windhorst
Sustainability: Application of Systems Theoretical Aspects to Societal DevelopmentH. Bossel
Ecological EngineeringS.E. Jørgensen and W. Mitsch
Ecosystems and Economic Theories in Ecological EconomicsR. Costanza and C. Cleveland and C. Perrings
Ecological Orientors: A Path to Environmental Applications of Ecosystem TheoriesF. Müller and S.E. Jørgensen

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