Understanding Complex Ecosystem Dynamics

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  • Author : William S. Yackinous
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Pages : 436 pages
  • ISBN : 0128020636
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Understanding Complex Ecosystem Dynamics

Understanding Complex Ecosystem Dynamics
  • Author : William S. Yackinous
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release : 03 June 2015
GET THIS BOOK Understanding Complex Ecosystem Dynamics

Understanding Complex Ecosystem Dynamics: A Systems and Engineering Perspective takes a fresh, interdisciplinary perspective on complex system dynamics, beginning with a discussion of relevant systems and engineering skills and practices, including an explanation of the systems approach and its major elements. From this perspective, the author formulates an ecosystem dynamics functionality-based framework to guide ecological investigations. Next, because complex system theory (across many subject matter areas) is crucial to the work of this book, relevant network theory, nonlinear dynamics theory,

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  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 11 February 2011
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  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release : 08 December 2021
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  • Publisher : Island Press
  • Release : 19 March 2013
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  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 17 February 2006
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  • Publisher : Wiley-Blackwell
  • Release : 03 August 1999
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 03 November 2014
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Cheese is a significant part of European culture and its production, both industrial and artisanal, is a significant economic activity. Smear cheeses are one element of that diverse cultural and economic activity. And they are an ecological niche which illustrates the diversity of, especially, though not exclusively, actinomycetes. Mainstream ecology looks at the oceans, soil, rhizosphere, human microbiomes and plant, insect and marine animal symbionts which influence the climate, agriculture, human health and the ecology of higher organisms. But food

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  • Publisher : Island Press
  • Release : 16 July 2012
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  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release : 08 December 2021
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  • Release : 01 September 2016
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 03 September 2009
GET THIS BOOK Complexity in Landscape Ecology

Interactions matter. To understand the distributions of plants and animals in a landscape you need to understand how they interact with each other, and with their environment. The resulting networks of interactions make ecosystems highly complex. Recent research on complexity and artificial life provides many new insights about patterns and processes in landscapes and ecosystems. This book provides the first overview of that work for general readers. It covers such topics as connectivity, criticality, feedback, and networks, as well as

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  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 03 June 2014
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  • Release : 01 January 2010
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  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release : 01 February 2002
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