Highlighting both the achievements of the past and the challenges of the future, this volume presents a review of the key ecological issues. Major topics are addressed in evolution and population biology; functional and community ecology; the ecology of changing environments; and the ecology of ecosystems, management and human impacts. It gives an account of key aspects of ecology and of its interfaces with related disciplines, such as genetics and economics. The international team of authors includes some of the most thoughtful ecologists of our time. This book will prove invaluable to both advanced students and researchers in ecology.
Part I. Evolution and Population Biology: 1. Genetics and ecology L. Partridge; 2. Testing Antonovic's five tenets of ecological genetics: experiments with bacteria at the interface of ecology and genetics R. E. Lenski; 3. Sociality and population dynamics T. H. Clutton-Brock; 4. Studies of the reproduction, longevity and movements of individual animals I. Newton; Part II. Functional and Community Ecology: 5. Specificity, links and networks in the control of diversity in plant and microbial communities A. H. Fitter; 6. Global change and the linkages between physiological ecology and ecosystem ecology J. R. Ehleringer, T. E. Cerling and L. B. Flanagan; 7. Biodiversity, ecosystem processes and climate change J. H. Lawton; 8. Plant functional types, communities and ecosystems J. P. Grime; 9. Effects of diversity and composition on grassland stability and productivity D. Tilman; Part III. Ecology of Changing Environments: 10. Climate change and steady state in temperate hardwood forests M. B. Davis; 11. Experimental plant ecology: some lessons from global change research Ch. Kørner; 12. Keeping track of carbon flows between biosphere and atmosphere J. Grace, P. Meir and Y. Malhi; 13. Climate and plants: present and future interactions F. I. Woodward; Part IV. Ecosystems, Management and Human Impacts: 14. Lost linkages and lotic ecology: rediscovering small streams J. L. Meyer and J. B. Wallace; 15. Plant-mammal interactions: lessons for our understanding of nature and implications for biodiversity conservation R. Dirzo; 16. Ecological economic theory for managing ecosystem services Roughgarden and P. R. Armsworth; 17. Alternative states of ecosystems: evidence and some implications S. R. Carpenter; Part V. Concluding Remarks: 18. Concluding remarks J. H. Brown.
Series: Symposia of the British Ecological Society
Number Of Pages: 420
Published: 1st August 2001
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.41 x 16.99
Weight (kg): 0.87