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The Role of Body Size in Multispecies Systems

The Role of Body Size in Multispecies Systems

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The general theme is being based around the ongoing European Science Foundation SIZEMIC Research Network, which has been running for several years. The network has focused on the role of body size in ecosystems and embraces a wide remit that spans all ecosystem types and a range of disciplines, from theoretical to applied ecology.

  • Updates and informs the reader on the latest research findings
  • Written by leading experts in the field
  • Highlights areas for future investigation

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780123864758
Publisher: Elsevier Science
Publication date: 11/30/2011
Series: Advances in Ecological Research Series , #45
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 352
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Andre Belgrano is currently at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Aquatic Resources, Institute of Marine Research, Lysekil, and at the Swedish Institute for the Marine Environment (SIME), Gothenburg, in Sweden. He has held faculty positions in the United States at the University of Maryland, University of New Mexico, University of Washington, and was a visiting scientist at the National Center for Genome Resources (NCGR), Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Dr Belgrano is broadly interested in ecological and evolutionary studies that use ecosystem status and trend data, for characterising relationships between diversity patterns and ecosystem functioning, which includes the effect of commercial fisheries, climate change and environmental variability.

His research approach is to use the broad concepts of macroecology, food webs theory and evolution to understand the underlying common rules governing ecosystem dynamics and functioning. Most of Dr Belgrano’s current work focuses on functional biodiversity, ecosystem-based management for marine fisheries, ocean health, governance, sustainability and resilience in aquatic systems.

Table of Contents

  1. Analytic predictions of structure and dynamics of community size spectra using a species-resolved model Axel G. Rossberg
  2. "The size-structure of ecological communities: species- and size-class-based approaches" Bo Ebenman
  3. The Weddell Sea food web Ute Jacob
  4. Evolutionary dynamics of body size in food webs Carlos Melian
  5. Size-based community indicators: are there generalised patterns of human impacts in marine, freshwater and terrestrial systems? Katie Longo
  6. The generality of size-based methods for measuring human impacts on ecosystems Frank Van Veen
  7. Determinants of density- body size scaling within food webs and tools for their detection Matias Arim
  8. Variation of body size and its relations to mortality estimates at intra- and inter-species level Kondoh Michio
  9. Commentary and Overview Richard Law

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