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Main Title Food webs /
Author McCann, Kevin S.
Publisher Princeton University Press,
Year Published 2012
OCLC Number 724663930
ISBN 9780691134178 (hbk. : acid-free paper); 0691134170 (hbk. : acid-free paper); 9780691134185 (pbk. : acid-free paper); 0691134189 (pbk. : acid-free paper)
Subjects Food chains (Ecology) ; Biotic communities ; SCIENCE / Life SCIENCEs / Ecology ; SCIENCE / Life SCIENCEs / Biology / General
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
ESBM Newport QH541.M23 2012 CPHEA/PESD Library/Corvallis,OR 06/22/2022
Collation xii, 241 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (p. [219]-234) and index.
Contents Notes
"Human impacts are dramatically altering our natural ecosystems. The implications of these human impacts on the sustainability and functioning of these amazingly complex entities remains uncertain. As a result, food web theory has experienced a proliferation of research that seeks to address this critical area. This book synthesizes modern and classical results into a general theory. Finally, this book takes this general theoretical framework and discusses the implications of human impact for the stability and sustainability of ecological systems"-- pt. 1. The problem and the approach. The balance of nature: what is it and why care? -- A primer for dynamical systems -- Of modules, motifs, and whole webs -- pt. 2. Food web modules: from populations to small food webs. Excitable and nonexcitable population dynamics -- Consumer-resource dynamics: building consumptive food webs -- Lagged consumer-resource dynamics -- Food chains and omnivory -- More modules -- pt. 3. Toward whole systems. Coupling modules in space: a landscape theory -- Classic food web theory -- Adding the ecosystem -- Food webs as complex adaptive systems.