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Scaling relations in experimental ecology

Gardner, R. H.

New York : Columbia University Press ©2001

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  • Title:
    Scaling relations in experimental ecology
  • Author: Gardner, R. H.
  • Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press
  • Creation Date: ©2001
  • Language: English
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (xxx, 373 pages) : illustrations.
  • Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references.
  • Subjects: Ecology -- Methodology
  • Notes: Includes bibliographical references.
  • Contents: Scale-Dependence and the Problem of Extrapolation: Implications for Experimental and Natural Coastal Ecosystems / W. Michael Kemp, John E. Petersen, Robert H. Gardner
    Experiments and Scale: Key Concepts
    Theory of Scaling Relations
    Scaling Relations in Natural and Experimental Ecosystems
    Scaling Experimental Ecosystems: Approaches and Examples
    Scaling Theory
    Understanding the Problem of Scale in Experimental Ecology / John A. Wiens
    Experiments in Ecology
    Scale in Ecology
    Dealing with Scale
    Scaling Organism Responses
    The Nature of the Scale Issue in Experimentation / Timothy F.H. Allen
    Assumptions and Predictions
    Analog and Digital Experimentation
    Experiments and Description
    Assumptions and What Is Reasonable
    Experimentation to Achieve New Levels of Analysis
    Spatial Allometry: Theory and Application to Experimental and Natural Aquatic Ecosystems / David C. Schneider
    Scaled Quantities and Scope
    Similarity, Scaling Theory, and Scaling Functions
    Application: Primary Production in Lakes
    Application: Fish Catch from Lakes
    Application: Biomass Accumulation in Mesocosms
    Application: Primary Production in Mesocosms
    Scaling Theory: Spatial Allometry for Antagonistic Rates
    Application: Adult-Juvenile Interactions in Benthic Communities
    Application to Mesocosm Analysis
    Scaling Mesocosms to Nature
    Getting It Right and Wrong: Extrapolations Across Experimental Scales / Michael L. Pace
    Successful Extrapolation: An Example
    Comparative Frameworks.
    Contents; Figures; Tables; Contributors; Preface; Acknowledments; Literature Cited; PART I BACKGROUND; Chapter 1. Scale-Dependence and the Problem of Extrapolation: Implications for Experimental and Natural Coastal Ecosystems; Experiments and Scale: Key Concepts; Scaling Relations in Natural and Experimental Ecosystems; Scaling Experimental Ecosystems: Approaches and Examples; Comments; Appendix; Acknowledgments; Literature Cited; PART II SCALING THEORY; Chapter 2. Understanding the Problem of Scale in Experimental Ecology; Experiments in Ecology; Scale in Ecology; Dealing with Scale
    Scaling Organism ResponsesComments; Acknowledgments; Literature Cited; Chapter 3. The Naure of the Scale Issue in Experimentation; Assumptions and Predictions; Analog and Digital Experimentation; Experiments and Description; Assumptions and What Is Reasonable; Experimentation to Achieve New Levels of Analysis; Comments; Acknowledgments; Literature Cited; Chapter 4. Spatial Allometry: Theory and Application to Experimental and Natural Aquatic Systems; Similarity, Scaling Theory, and Scaling Functions; Application: Primary Production in Lakes; Application: Fish Catch from Lakes
    Application: Biomass Accumulation in MesocosmsApplication: Primary Production in Mesocosms; Scaling Theory: Spatial Allometry for Antagonistic Rates; Application: Adult-Juvenile Interactions in Benthic Communities; Application to Mesocosm Analysis; Comments; Acknowledgments; Literature Cited; PART III SCALING MESOCOSMS TO NATURE; Chapter 5. Getting It Right and Wrong: Extrapolations Across Experimental Scales; Successful Extrapolation: An Example; Comparitive Frameworks; Extrapolation and Lake Enclosure Experiments; Scales of Interes, Soft Extrapolation, and Context; Comments; Acknowledgments
    Literature CitedChapter 6. Some Reluctant Ruminations on Scales (and Claws and Teeth) in Marine Mesocosms; The 1-10 cm Dilemma; ""As Simple as Possible - But No Simpler""; Hierarchy and Scale; Acknowledgments; Literature Cited; Chapter 7. Evaluating and Modeling Foraging Performance of Planktivorous and Piscivorous Fish: Effects of Containment and Issues of Scale; Conceptual Model of Scale-Dependent Constraints on Foraging; Modeling Planktivore and Piscivore Behavior; Implications of Containment for Growth Rates of Fish; Comments; Acknowledgments; Literature Cited
    Chapter 8. Experimental Validity and Ecological Scale as Criteria for Evaluating Research ProgramsScale, Validity, and Ecological Experiments; A Scale-Validity Framework for Experimental Ecology; Biodiversity and Ecosystem-Functioning Experiments as Illustration; Discussion; Acknowledgments; Literature Cited; PART IV SCALE AND EXPERIMENT IN DIFFERENT ECOSYSTEMS; Chapter 9. Scaling Issues in Experimental Ecology: Freshwater Ecosystems; Scale Considerations When Conducting Freshwater Experiments; Assessing Responses in Freshwater Experiments; Explicit Tests of Scaling Gradients
    Lessons to Be Learned from Unrealistic Experiments
  • OCLC Number: 52740868
    45270717
    818858130
  • Identifier: ISBN0231504934 (electronic bk.);ISBN9780231504935 (electronic bk.);ISBN9780231529044 (electronic bk.);ISBN023152904X (electronic bk.)