Book Volume 1 2007

From Energetics to Ecosystems: The Dynamics and Structure of Ecological Systems


ISBN: 978-1-4020-5336-8 (Print) 978-1-4020-5337-5 (Online)

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xix


    1. Chapter

      Pages 1-36

      A Process-Oriented Approach to the Multispecies Functional Response

    2. Chapter

      Pages 37-51

      Homage to Yodzis and Innes 1992: Scaling up Feeding-Based Population Dynamics to Complex Ecological Networks

    3. Chapter

      Pages 53-64

      Food Webs, Body Size and the Curse of the Latin Binomial

    4. Chapter

      Pages 65-85

      An Energetic Framework for Trophic Control


    1. Chapter

      Pages 87-100

      Experimental Studies of Food Webs: Causes and Consequences of Trophic Interactions

    2. Chapter

      Pages 101-126

      Interplay Between Scale, Resolution, Life History and Food Web Properties

    3. Chapter

      Pages 127-155

      Heteroclinic Cycles in the Rain Forest: Insights from Complex Dynamics

    4. Chapter

      Pages 157-183

      Emergence in Ecological Systems

    5. Chapter

      Pages 185-190

      Dynamic Signatures of Real and Model Ecosystems


    1. Chapter

      Pages 191-212

      Evolutionary Branching of Single Traits

    2. Chapter

      Pages 213-235

      Feedback Effects Between the Food Chain and Induced Defense Strategies

    3. Chapter

      Pages 237-256

      Evolutionary Demography: The Invasion Exponent and the Effective Population Density in Nonlinear Matrix Models

    4. Chapter

      Pages 257-260

      Of Experimentalists, Empiricists, and Theoreticians

  5. Back Matter

    Pages 261-265