Biosimplicity via stoichiometry: the evolution of food-web structure and processes / James J. Elser and Dag O. Hessen -- Spatial structure and dynamics in a marine food web / Carlos J. Melián, Jordi Bascompte, and Pedro Jordano -- Role of network analysis in comparative ecosystem ecology of estuaries / Robert R. Christian [and others] -- Food webs in lakes: seasonal dynamics and impact of climate variability / Dietmar Straile -- Pattern and process in food webs: evidence from running waters / Guy Woodward [and others] -- Some random thoughts on the statistical analysis of food-web data / Andrew R. Solow -- Analysis of size and complexity of randomly constructed food webs by information theoretic metrics / James T. Morris, Robert R. Christian, and Robert E. Ulanowicz -- Size-based analyses of aquatic food webs / Simon Jennings -- Food-web theory in marine ecosystems / Jason S. Link, William T. Stockhausen, and Elizabeth T. Methratta -- Modeling food-web dynamics: complexity-stability implications / Jennifer A. Dunne [and others] -- Is biodiversity maintained by food-web complexity? The adaptive food-web hypothesis / Michio Kondoh -- Climate forcing, food-web structure, and community dynamics in pelagic marine ecosystems / L. Ciannelli [and others] -- Food-web theory provides guidelines for marine conservation / Enric Sala and George Sugihara -- Biodiversity and aquatic food webs / Helmut Hillebrand and Jonathan B. Shurin -- Ecological network analysis: an escape from the machine / Robert E. Ulanowicz. "Aquatic Food Webs: an ecosystem approach covers issues of structure, function, scaling, complexity and stability in the contexts of conservation, fisheries and climate. Although the focus of this volume is upon aquatic food webs (where many of the recent advances have been made), any ecologist with an interest in food web theory and its applications will find the issues addressed in this book of value and use. This advanced textbook is suitable for graduate level students as well as professional researchers in community, ecosystem and theoretical ecology, aquatic ecology and conservation biology."--Jacket.