A New Ecology: Systems Perspective

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A New Ecology: Systems Perspective

By Jørgensen, Sven Erik; Fath, Brian; Bastianoni, Simone; Marques, Joao C.; Muller, Felix; Nielsen, S.

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A New Ecology presents an ecosystem theory based on the following ecosystem properties: physical openness, ontic openness, directionality, connectivity, a complex dynamic for growth and development, and a complex dynamic response to disturbances. Each of these properties is developed in detail to show that these basic and characteristic properties can be applied to explain a wide spectrum of ecological obsevations and convections. It is also shown that the properties have application for environmental management and for assessment of ecosystem health.

* Demonstrates an ecosystem theory that can be applied to explain ecological observations and rules
* Presents an ecosystem theory based upon a systems approach
* Discusses an ecosystem theory that is based on a few basic properties that are characteristic for ecosystmes

Subject: Biological Sciences & Nutrition -> Environmental Science & Ecology -> Environmental Science

A New Ecology: Systems Perspective
Publisher: Elsevier S & T 08/2011
Imprint: Elsevier Science
Language: English
Length: 288 pages

ISBN 10: 0444531602
ISBN 13: 9780444531605
Print ISBN: 9780444531605

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