Comparative Analyses of Ecosystems: Patterns, Mechanisms, by David L. Strayer (auth.), Jonathan Cole, Gary Lovett, Stuart

By David L. Strayer (auth.), Jonathan Cole, Gary Lovett, Stuart Findlay (eds.)

Arising from the 3rd Cary convention held in 1989, Comparative Analyses of Ecosystems investigates the software and barriers of cross-system comparisons in ecology. The members, all recognized of their box, aid their conclusions at the use and that means of such comparisons via offering novel analyses of information using numerous cross-system techniques in marine, freshwater, and terrestrial systems.

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The types and quantities of data they could collect were limited, but the sharpness of the contrasts they saw, and the elegance of their analyses, led to the formation of major concepts such as succession, natural selection, and evolution as well as the disciplines of biogeography and community ecology. Interecosystem comparisons are still an important component of ecologi24 3. Methods of Comparison 25 cal analysis. More than 16070 of the 229 articles published in Ecology in 1988, 25070 of the articles published in Ecology in 1989, and 22070 of the 294 articles published in Oecologia in 1988 were based on interecosystem analyses.

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