From Energetics to Ecosystems: the Dynamics and Structure of Ecological Systems
Edited by Rooney, Neil; McCann, Kevin S.; Noakes, David L.G.
Ecosystems are complex and enigmatic entities that are ultimately our life support systems.
Understanding these systems to the point of being able to predict their behaviour in the face
of perturbations requires that researchers adopt a number of strategies that vary in both approach and scale.
This book, in a sense, is representative of some of the developments that have unfolded when math and
physics met ecology. Here, some of the world's leading ecologists examine ecosystems from theoretical,
experimental, and empirical viewpoints, from energetics to ecosystems.
Hardcover 265 pp ISBN 9781402053368
The book begins with simplifying and synthesizing nature's complex relationships. It then moves
on to explore the mapping between food web structure and function and ends with the role of theory
in integrating different research areas. From the breadth of systems analyzed to the rigor of approaches
taken, this book is not only a useful resource for students and researchers in ecology, but serves as a fitting
tribute to the life and work of Peter Yodzis.
Written for active researchers in the area of ecology, upper level undergraduate ecology students
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