A Hierarchical concept of ecosystems / R. V. O'Neill, D. L. DeAngelis, J. B. Waide and T. F. H. Allen.

By: O'neill, R. VContributor(s): DeAngelis, D. L [autor] | Waide, J. B [autor] | Allen, T. F. H [autor]Material type: TextTextLanguage: English Series: Monographs in population biology ; 23.Copyright date: New Jersy : Princeton University Press , 1986Edition: First EditionDescription: vii, 253 pages : illustrations ; 22 cmISBN: 0691084378 (pbk.); 069108436X (cloth)Subject(s): Biotic communities | Ecology | Comunidades bióticas | EcologíaDDC classification: 577.82
Partial contents:
Part I. The concept of an ecosystem -- 1. Fundamental ambiguities in the ecosystem concept -- 2. A historical perspective on how ecologists have viewed ecosystems -- Part II. Preliminary considerations -- 3. The ecosystem as a system -- 4. The concept of hierarchy and its typical application -- Part III. A proposal for a theory -- 5. Some elements of hierarchy theory -- 6. Hierarchical structure as the consequence of evolution in open, dissipative systems -- Part IV. Applications of the theory to ecological systems -- 7. Ecosystems as hierarchies of species -- 8. Ecosystems as hierarchies of processes -- 9. Ecosystems as dual hierarchies.
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Includes index (pages 247-253).

Includes lecture cited (pages 213-246).

Part I. The concept of an ecosystem -- 1. Fundamental ambiguities in the ecosystem concept -- 2. A historical perspective on how ecologists have viewed ecosystems -- Part II. Preliminary considerations -- 3. The ecosystem as a system -- 4. The concept of hierarchy and its typical application -- Part III. A proposal for a theory -- 5. Some elements of hierarchy theory -- 6. Hierarchical structure as the consequence of evolution in open, dissipative systems -- Part IV. Applications of the theory to ecological systems -- 7. Ecosystems as hierarchies of species -- 8. Ecosystems as hierarchies of processes -- 9. Ecosystems as dual hierarchies.

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