Download Ecosystem Engineers: Plants to Protists (Theoretical Ecology by Kim Cuddington,James E. Byers,William G. Wilson,Alan PDF

By Kim Cuddington,James E. Byers,William G. Wilson,Alan Hastings

the 1st publication totally dedicated to this subject, Ecosystem Engineers starts off with the historical past of the idea that, featuring opposing definitions of atmosphere engineeing. those assorted definitions strengthen the controversy and stream prior trivial problems to crystallize key matters comparable to the price of process-based vs. outcome-based. Authors contain case stories spanning a large spectrum of species and habitats, together with above and below-ground, aquatic and terrestrial, and extant and paleontological examples. those stories let readers to appreciate how the categorization of species as environment engineers permits scientists to forge new explanatory generalizations. Key for all ecologists and environmentalists, this e-book eventually illustrates tips on how to tell and deal with traditional resources.

  • The merely consolidated therapy available
  • Provides definitions, case reviews, and examples of ecological models
  • Discusses how atmosphere engineering can tell and enhance the administration of typical resources
  • Includes contributions from Clive Jones, the major determine within the improvement of the atmosphere engineer thought, and lots of different eminent ecologists, akin to Alan Hastings

Show description

Read Online or Download Ecosystem Engineers: Plants to Protists (Theoretical Ecology Series) PDF

Best power resources books

Lead-Nickel Electrochemical Batteries

The lead-acid accumulator used to be brought in the course of the nineteenth Century, the various variations of nickel accumulators among the start and the tip of the twentieth Century. even supposing outdated, those applied sciences are consistently very current on a number of markets. regrettably they're nonetheless no longer utilized in optimum stipulations, actually because of the misperception of the interior electrochemical phenomena.

Cooperative Control of Multi-Agent Systems: A Consensus Region Approach (Automation and Control Engineering)

Dispensed controller layout is mostly a not easy job, in particular for multi-agent platforms with complicated dynamics, as a result interconnected impression of the agent dynamics, the interplay graph between brokers, and the cooperative regulate legislation. Cooperative keep watch over of Multi-Agent structures: A Consensus area technique bargains a scientific framework for designing allotted controllers for multi-agent platforms with basic linear agent dynamics, linear agent dynamics with uncertainties, and Lipschitz nonlinear agent dynamics.

Advances in Batteries for Medium and Large-Scale Energy Storage: Types and Applications (Woodhead Publishing Series in Energy)

As power made from renewable resources is more and more built-in into the electrical energy grid, curiosity in strength garage applied sciences for grid stabilisation is starting to be. This e-book studies advances in battery applied sciences and purposes for medium and large-scale strength garage. Chapters handle advances in nickel, sodium and lithium-based batteries.

Desiccant Heating, Ventilating, and Air-Conditioning Systems

This ebook provides the mandatory basic wisdom within the study, improvement, layout, choice, and alertness of desiccant heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning platforms. It covers the tested installations in numerous weather conditions and development kinds. additionally, complex functionality review options are awarded, protecting thermodynamic, monetary, and environmental elements.

Additional resources for Ecosystem Engineers: Plants to Protists (Theoretical Ecology Series)

Example text

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.98 of 5 – based on 15 votes