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Ecosystem Engineers


Ecosystem Engineers
  • Author :
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release : 2011-09-21
  • ISBN : 0080548474
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The first book entirely devoted to this topic, Ecosystem Engineers begins with the history of the concept, presenting opposing definitions of ecosystem engineeing. These varied definitions advance the debate and move past trivial difficulties to crystallize key issues such as the value of process-based vs. outcome-based. Authors include case studies spanning a wide spectrum of species and habitats, including above and below-ground, aquatic and terrestrial, and extant and paleontological examples. These studies enable readers to understand how the categorization of species as ecosystem engineers allows scientists to forge new explanatory generalizations. Key for all ecologists and environmentalists, this book ultimately illustrates how to inform and manage natural resources. The only consolidated treatment available Provides definitions, case studies, and examples of ecological models Discusses how ecosystem engineering can inform and improve the management of natural resources Includes contributions from Clive Jones, the leading figure in the development of the ecosystem engineer concept, and many other eminent ecologists, such as Alan Hastings

Beavers Boreal Ecosystem Engineers


Beavers  Boreal Ecosystem Engineers
  • Author : Carol A. Johnston
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 2017-08-28
  • ISBN : 9783319615332
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Bridging the fields of ecosystem science and landscape ecology, this book integrates Dr. Carol Johnston's research on beaver ecosystem alteration at Voyageurs National Park. The findings about the vegetation, soils, and chemistry of beaver impoundments synthesized in the text provide a cohesive reference useful to wetland scientists, ecosystems and landscape ecologysts, wildlife managers, and students. The beaver, Castor canadensis, is an ecosystem engineer unequaled in its capacity to alter landscapes through browsing and dam building, whose population recovery has re-established environmental conditions that probably existed for millenia prior to its near extirpation by trapping in the 1800s and 1900s. Beavers continue to regain much of their natural range throughout North America, changing stream and forest ecosystems in ways that may be lauded or vilified. Interest in beavers by ecologists remains keen as new evidence emerges about the ecological, hydrological, and biogeochemical effects of beaver browsing and construction. There is a critical need for ecologists and land managers to understand the potential magnitude, persistence, and ecosystem services of beaver landscape transformation. The 88-year record of beaver landscape occupation and alteration documented by Dr. Carol Johnston and colleagues from aerial photography and field work provides a unique resource toward understanding the ecosystem effects and sustainability of beaver activity.

Coralline Algae Globally Distributed Ecosystem Engineers


Coralline Algae  Globally Distributed Ecosystem Engineers
  • Author : Laurie Carol Hofmann
  • Publisher : Frontiers Media SA
  • Release : 2020-07-08
  • ISBN : 9782889638314
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Linking Species Ecosystems


Linking Species   Ecosystems
  • Author : Clive G. Jones
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 2012-12-06
  • ISBN : 9781461517733
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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I was asked to introduce this volume by examining "why a knowledge of ecosys tem functioning can contribute to understanding species activities, dynamics, and assemblages." I have found it surprisingly difficult to address this topic. On the one hand, the answer is very simple and general: because all species live in ecosystems, they are part of and dependent on ecosystem processes. It is impossible to understand the abundance and distribution of populations and the species diversity and composition of communities without a knowledge of their abiotic and biotic environments and of the fluxes of energy and mat ter through the ecosystems of which they are a part. But everyone knows this. It is what ecology is all about (e.g., Likens, 1992). It is why the discipline has retained its integrity and thrived, despite a sometimes distressing degree of bickering and chauvinism among its various subdisciplines: physiological, be havioral, population, community, and ecosystem ecology.

Ungulates as Ecosystem Engineers the Influence of Deer and Wild Boars on Amphibian Communities


Ungulates as Ecosystem Engineers  the Influence of Deer and Wild Boars on Amphibian Communities
  • Author : Carolina Baruzzi
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 2014
  • ISBN : OCLC:945441604
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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