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Ecosystem Function and Dynamics

Eric Post

in Ecology of Climate Change: The Importance of Biotic Interactions

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691148472
eISBN:
9781400846139
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691148472.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter focuses on the distinction between ecosystem function and ecosystem dynamics. Ecosystem function refers to the manner in which the ecosystem of interest works, and interactions among its ... More


Introduction: A Framework for Biodiversity Studies

James R. Gosz and Avi Perevolotsky

in Biodiversity in Drylands: Toward a Unified Framework

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195139853
eISBN:
9780197561720
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195139853.003.0005
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Environmental Geography

Biodiversity is regarded as a scientific concept, a measurable entity, as well as a social–political construct (Gaston 1996, Wilson 1993). The aim of this volume is to develop the scientific basis ... More


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