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Aquatic Food Webs: An ecosystem approach

Andrea Belgrano, Ursula M. Scharler, Jennifer Dunne, and Robert E. Ulanowicz


This book provides a synthesis of theoretical and empirical food web research. Whether they are binary systems or weighted networks, food webs are of particular interest to ecologists by providing a macroscopic view of ecosystems. They describe interactions between species and their environment, and subsequent advances in the understanding of their structure, function, and dynamics are of vital importance to ecosystem management and conservation. This book covers issues of structure, function, scaling, complexity, and stability in the contexts of conservation, fisheries, and climate. Although ... More

Keywords: binary systems, weighted networks, ecosystems, species, environment, ecosystem management, conservation, fisheries, climate

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Print publication date: 2005 Print ISBN-13: 9780198564836
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198564836.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Andrea Belgrano, editor
National Center for Genome Resources, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA

Ursula M. Scharler, editor
Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, University of Maryland, USA

Jennifer Dunne, editor
Santa Fe Institute, New Mexico, USA
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CHAPTER 2 Spatial structure and dynamics in a marine food web

Carlos J. Melián, Jordi Bascompte, and Pedro Jordano

CHAPTER 3 Role of network analysis in comparative ecosystem ecology of estuaries

Robert R. Christian, Daniel Baird, Joseph Luczkovich, Jeffrey C. Johnson, Ursula M. Scharler, and Robert E. Ulanowicz

CHAPTER 5 Pattern and process in food webs: evidence from running waters

Guy Woodward, Ross Thompson, Colin R. Townsend, and Alan G. Hildrew

CHAPTER 9 Food-web theory in marine ecosystems

Jason S. Link, William T. Stockhausen, William T. Stockhausen, and Elizabeth T. Methratta

CHAPTER 10 Modeling food-web dynamics: complexity–stability implications

Jennifer A. Dunne, Ulrich Brose, Richard J. Williams, and Neo D. Martinez

CHAPTER 12 Climate forcing, food web structure, and community dynamics in pelagic marine ecosystems

L. Ciannelli, D. Ø. Hjermann, P. Lehodey, G. Ottersen, J. T. Duffy-Anderson, and N. C. Stenseth

CHAPTER 14 Biodiversity and aquatic food webs

Helmut Hillebrand, and Jonathan B. Shurin

PART IV Concluding remarks

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