11. Ecosystem Control and Feedback Systems

  1. Marty D. Matlock and
  2. Robert A. Morgan

Published Online: 15 MAR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470949993.ch11

Ecological Engineering Design: Restoring and Conserving Ecosystem Services

Ecological Engineering Design: Restoring and Conserving Ecosystem Services

How to Cite

Matlock, M. D. and Morgan, R. A. (2011) Ecosystem Control and Feedback Systems, in Ecological Engineering Design: Restoring and Conserving Ecosystem Services, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470949993.ch11

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 MAR 2011
  2. Published Print: 9 MAR 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470345146

Online ISBN: 9780470949993

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Keywords:

  • ecosystem control and feedback systems - ecosystem control mechanisms, within populations and between populations;
  • reproductive strategies, and population growth rates - resource limitations, key variables in ecosystem control and feedback mechanisms;
  • population density and resource limitation interplay - and internal feedback controls on population growth;
  • community control processes, resource-consumer related - population feedback systems between species;
  • consumer feedback loops, and grazer-plant interactions - complex, subtle and overt feedback loops

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Population Control Processes

  • Community Control Processes

  • Feedback Processes

  • Designing Ecosystem Complexity

  • References