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Community Ecology: Processes, Models, and Applications

Herman A. Verhoef and Peter J. Morin

Abstract

Community ecology is the study of the interactions between populations of coexisting species. This book provides a state of the art in theory, models and applications of community ecology, with special attention to its topology, dynamics, the importance of spatial and temporal scale as well as applications to emerging problems in human-dominated ecosystems (including the restoration and reconstruction of viable communities). It adopts a mainly theoretical approach and focuses on the use of network-based theories and models which are little explored in standard community ecology textbooks. The ... More

Keywords: biodiversity, community ecology, evolution, food webs, networks, population dynamics

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780199228973
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199228973.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Herman A. Verhoef, editor
Professor of Soil Ecology, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Peter J. Morin, editor
Professor of Ecology, Evolution, & Natural Resources, Rutgers University, USA

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Introduction

Herman A.Verhoef and Peter J. Morin

Part I Shape and Structure

Part II Dynamics

Chapter 2 Trophic dynamics of communities

Herman A. Verhoef and Han Olff

Chapter 3 Modelling the dynamics of complex food webs

Ulrich Brose and Jennifer A. Dunne

Part III Space and Time

Part IV Applications

Chapter 10 Community ecology and Management of Salt Marshes

Jan P. Bakker, Dries P.J. Kuijper and Julia Stahl

Part V Future Directions

Chapter 13 Mutualisms and community organization

David Kothamasi, E. Toby Kiers and Marcel G.A. van der Heijden

End Matter