Comparative Analyses of Ecosystems

Patterns, Mechanisms, and Theories

  • Jonathan Cole
  • Gary Lovett
  • Stuart Findlay

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Overview of the Comparative Approach

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Robert H. Peters, Juan J. Armesto, Bertrand Boeken, Jonathan J. Cole, Charles T. Driscoll, Carlos M. Duarte et al.
      Pages 46-63
  3. Productivity and Trophic Structures

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 65-65
    2. Stephen R. Carpenter, Thomas M. Frost, James F. Kitchell, Timothy K. Kratz, David W. Schindler, John Shearer et al.
      Pages 67-96
    3. Samuel J. McNaughton, Martin Oesterheld, Douglas A. Frank, Kevin J. Williams
      Pages 120-139
    4. Robert E. Ulanowicz, Fredrik Wulff
      Pages 140-166
  4. Stress and Disturbance

  5. Biogeochemical Cycles

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 239-239
    2. Nina Caraco, Jonathan J. Cole, Gene E. Likens
      Pages 241-258
    3. Peter M. Vitousek, Pamela A. Matson
      Pages 287-298
  6. Additional Views

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 299-299

About this book

Introduction

Arising from the third Cary Conference held in 1989, Comparative Analyses of Ecosystems investigates the utility and limitations of cross-system comparisons in ecology. The contributors, all well-known in their field, support their conclusions on the use and meaning of such comparisons by presenting novel analyses of data utilizing a variety of cross-system approaches in marine, freshwater, and terrestrial systems.

Keywords

Sediment biogeochemical cycles ecology ecosystem forest lake terrestrial ecosystem terrestrial ecosystems

Editors and affiliations

  • Jonathan Cole
    • 1
  • Gary Lovett
    • 1
  • Stuart Findlay
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Ecosystem StudiesNew York Botanical GardenMillbrookUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4612-3122-6
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 1991
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4612-7804-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4612-3122-6
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