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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


Productivity, dynamic stability, and species richness

John C. Moore and Peter C. De Ruiter

in Energetic Food Webs: An analysis of real and model ecosystems

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780198566182
eISBN:
9780191774683
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198566182.003.0009
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter takes a look at the energetically based food web processes that can explain the observed relationship between net primary productivity and species diversity. It looks first at ... More


Nutrient Cycling and Energy Flow in Grasslands

Brian J. Wilsey

in The Biology of Grasslands

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780198744511
eISBN:
9780191805738
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198744511.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry, Ecology

Net primary productivity (NPP) is the amount of C or biomass that accumulates over time and is photosynthesis—autotroph respiration. Annual NPP is estimated by summing positive biomass increments ... More


Island Food Webs

Gary A. Palis and Michael D. Rose

in Island Biogeography in the Sea of Cortés II

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195133462
eISBN:
9780197561560
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195133462.003.0019
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Environmental Geography

Most of this book focuses on the biogeography and ecology of plants and various animal taxa on islands in the Sea of Cortés. These chapters highlight the historical and biogeographical factors that ... More


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