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Published: 31 May 2012

344 Pages | Numerous illustrations


ISBN: 9780198566199

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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 theoretical and empirical work from the often separated sub-disciplines of community and ecosystem ecology
  • Emphasises the role of detritus and decomposers in the maintenance and functioning of ecosystems
  • Incorporates many examples from soil ecosystems, extending findings to other aboveground terrestrial ecosystems and freshwater and marine aquatic ecosystems

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