The connection between single species and ecosystems

Slobodkin, L.B. (1994) The connection between single species and ecosystems. In: Sutcliffe, D.W. (ed.) Water quality & stress indicators in marine and freshwater systems: linking levels of organisation. Ambleside, UK, Freshwater Biological Association, pp. 75-87. (FBA Special Publications,4)

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Abstract

Ecosystem level models are motivated by some combination of scientific and practical concerns. Those models motivated by practical concerns are likely to bear little historical relation to previous models. Mechanisms of interaction between particular species and their ecosystems vary enormously. Some species literally construct their own ecosystems. Others have more or less complex and important interactions with other species so that their presence or absence may alter the ecosystem. Prior information about the natural history of particular species can make ecosystem investigations quicker, cheaper, and more effective. The optimal resource for preparing to deal with the unlimited diversity of questions asked of ecologists would be a large' computerized databank of natural history observations for as many species as possible.

Item Type: Book Section
Title: The connection between single species and ecosystems
Personal Creator/Author:
CreatorsEmail
Slobodkin, L.B.
Title of Book: Water quality & stress indicators in marine and freshwater systems: linking levels of organisation
Editors:
EditorsEmail
Sutcliffe, D.W.
Refereed: No
Series Name: FBA Special Publications
Number: 4
Page Range: pp. 75-87
Date: 1994
Publisher: Freshwater Biological Association
Place of Publication: Ambleside, UK
ISBN: 0-900386-53-3
Issuing Agency: Freshwater Biological Association
Uncontrolled Keywords: Ecosystems; Aquatic environment; Species; Interspecific relationships; Biology; Models
Subjects: Ecology
Limnology
Oceanography
Item ID: 5306
Depositing User: Hardy B Schwamm
Date Deposited: 10 May 2011 13:29
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 15:06
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URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/5306

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