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Published: 26 July 2012

352 Pages | Numerous illustrations

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780198566182

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Energetic Food Webs

An analysis of real and model ecosystems

John C. Moore and Peter C. de Ruiter

Oxford Series in Ecology and Evolution

  • The first book to synthesise and thoroughly integrate research on community dynamics, ecosystem energetics, and stability
  • Combines the often separated subdisciplines of community and ecosystem ecology
  • Emphasises the role of detritus and decomposers in the maintenance and functioning of ecosystems, as well as the importance of disturbances
  • Incorporates many examples from soil ecosystems, from a large variety of areas and land uses, covering prairies, agricultural sites, natural succession series, and caves
  • Integrates theoretical and empirical work

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