14. Ecology: The Global View of Life

  1. David A. Vaccari1,
  2. Peter F. Strom2 and
  3. James E. Alleman3

Published Online: 3 OCT 2005

DOI: 10.1002/0471741795.ch14

Environmental Biology for Engineers and Scientists

Environmental Biology for Engineers and Scientists

How to Cite

Vaccari, D. A., Strom, P. F. and Alleman, J. E. (2005) Ecology: The Global View of Life, in Environmental Biology for Engineers and Scientists, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/0471741795.ch14

Author Information

  1. 1

    Stevens Institute of Technology, USA

  2. 2

    Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, USA

  3. 3

    Iowa State University, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 3 OCT 2005
  2. Published Print: 14 OCT 2005

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471722397

Online ISBN: 9780471741794

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Keywords:

  • energy flow in ecosystem;
  • food chains and webs;
  • edge effect

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Flow of Energy in the Ecosystems

  • Flow of Matter in Ecosystems

  • Factors that Control Populations

  • Populations and Communities

  • Humans in the Balance

  • Conclusion

  • Problems

  • References